I’ve made more than my share of red, white, and blue centerpieces for patriotic-themed parties, and it’s not an easy combination. Blue flowers are rare, and forcing those three colors into one arrangement can give some pretty garish results. It’s better to combine reds and whites in a bouquet and bring in the blue with a tablecloth or placemats to create a more natural Fourth of July look. The greens provide a neutral backdrop and a more casual feel, so you can plop down a paper plate and a Solo cup next to these flowers and it won’t look a bit out of place.
This bouquet is made of Matsamoto red asters, Queen Anne’s lace, Parvifolia eucalyptus and a few grocery store roses, just for an asymmetrical pop of red.