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5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Canada Day… Right in Your Backyard!

With Canada Day around the corner, we Canadians are getting ready for the first long weekend of the summer! The July long weekend means so many wonderful things: warm and sunny weather, blossomed summer flowers, and celebrations to show our pride in Canada and in being Canadian.

We have a few ideas on how to show our Canadian pride this long weekend as we celebrate Canada Day:

1. Backyard party

Canada Day falls right at the start of summer, which (generally) means great weather! This is the perfect opportunity to invite friends over for a backyard BBQ. Outdoor dinners are tons of fun for the whole family, and it doesn’t break the bank. Ask your guests to bring something to contribute and make it a potluck! There’s nothing better than being with friends and family on the long weekend.

2. Canada Day arts and crafts

Canada Day craft idea Canadian Flag handprintThere are lots of easy and fun crafts you can make with the kids to celebrate Canada Day. Check out our Canada Day Pinterest board for ideas on what to do this long weekend for crafts, food and more. Here’s one great idea: paint two red vertical lines on a piece of white paper or bristol board, separating it into thirds, and paint the outer blocks red. Instead of a maple leaf, have the kids make a red handprint in the centre white block of the bristol board to create personalized Canadian flags!

3. Decorate for Canada Day

Canada Day Craft Mason JarsIf you’re having people over or not for Canada Day, show your patriotism by decorating your house and backyard with red and white! Use red and white paint and glitter to decorate mason jars. You can use these as holders for your cutlery or as vases for patriotic red and white flowers to make Canada Day themed centrepieces! Decorate your backyard or your house with string lights and hanging pots of summer flowers, red table cloths and napkins.

4. Explore

You don’t have to go far to discover the beauty of this country. In almost every town or city, there are hiking paths, bike trails and parks to walk around and enjoy the Canadian summer weather and nature. Do a quick search to find where you can explore in your town this long weekend. Many communities will also organize events to celebrate Canada Day.

5. Fireworks

Plenty of cities and towns offer free fireworks for Canada Day. Find out if your town is doing a fireworks display near you. You are also likely to see and hear your neighbours setting off red and white fireworks this long weekend… grab a blanket to cozy up outside and enjoy the show!

Whatever you do Canada Day flowersto celebrate Canada Day this long weekend, we hope you enjoy it with lots of Canadian pride, laughter and flowers!

Visit our special Canada Day page for red and white flower arrangements for your backyard party or to just decorate your house this long weekend.

You can also give us a call at 877-545-5535 or email us to place an order for easy delivery!

A Real Florist Customer Spotlight

Earlier this month, we celebrated a birthday alongside a very special and long-time customer of Brant Florist. Ron Oakes, a renown businessman in Burlington, Ontario, has been a friend and supporter of Brant Florist for over 25 years and is one of our loyal customers. The Bolt family was happy to be invited and participate in the celebration.

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Brant Florist’s Ken Bolt with Ron Oakes and flowers

Brant Florist had the honour of creating centrepieces for this prestigious occasion.  Ron’s request was for a colourful and exotic centrepiece.  Our artists designed a large custom flower arrangement to include the requested birds of paradise, snapdragons, a variety of lilies and other exotic flowers. Located in the centre of the room, this prominent flower arrangement created the ambience for the event.
The Brant Florist designers also created five smaller arrangements for the tables placed around the room to accentuate the large arrangement and give an amazing pop of colour to the evening.

Brant Florist Customer Appreciation Birthday Party Flowers

Custom birthday party flower arrangement

The custom flower arrangements were a bit hit, and we had many compliments and enquiries through the evening.

“Ken and the Brant Florist team did a fantastic job on the flower arrangements for my birthday celebration. The designers created exactly what I envisioned, and they hand delivered all of the flowers to the venue early and with no issues. I’m continually impressed with the level of pride they put into both their products and service… And the flowers were the hit of the party! ” – Ron Oakes

As a real florist, Brant Florist often gets requests for custom flower arrangements. These requests could start with preferred colours, flowers, scents, and/or even the height of the arrangement. Our artists work within your budget and timing to create arrangements that will bring life to your event and enhance your theme.

We have worked on wedding flowers, birthday parties, anniversary parties, graduation events, prom evenings, business conventions and much more!

Call us now at 877-545-5535 or email us about your next event.

Brant Florist, For Life’s Important Moments.



Fathers Day June 19 Brant Florist Gift Ideas

Flowers and Gifts for Men

Father’s Day is Sunday June 19th – how will you show your appreciation for the Fathers in your life?

So many men are difficult to buy for. They either say they do not need anything, or you are trying to get a gift for a man that already has everything.

Fathers Day | Weber King of the Grill | Brant Florist Flowers

WEBER King of the Grill

If this sounds like your dad, think outside the box this year and give him the gift of flowers. Flowers or a planter is the perfect way to let dad know you’re thinking about him on Father’s Day. The great thing about gifting Father’s Day flowers for dad is that you can get them sent right to his door. This is a great gift option especially if you won’t be able to see him on Father’s Day, but want to let him know you’re thinking of him.

A custom written card makes the gift personal and thoughtful, as you can write anything that will be meaningful to dad.

We have crafted several arrangements and planters that are perfect flowers for men, including flower arrangements that are displayed in a truck, boat or a mug.

Fathers Day Gift Basket | Brant Florist

Take Me Out to the Ballgame Gift Basket

If your dad isn’t much of a fan of flowers, you can get dad a Father’s Day gift baskets, which you can also schedule for delivery so he can enjoy on his day. If our pre-made “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” or “Chocolate Lover’s Surprise” baskets don’t fit your dad’s personality, you can customize a gift basket to include the perfect items that you know your dad will love.

However you choose to say “I love you” to your dad this year, we’ve got your gifting needs covered at Brant Florist, under our Father’s Day products page.

Wishing all the dad’s out there a very Happy Father’s Day!

How to Choose the Perfect Prom Corsage and Boutonniere

The sun is out and school is coming to an end, which means it’s officially prom season!

Prom and graduation ceremonies are important traditions symbolizing the successful completion of 4 years of formative education. This milestone is inaugurated with a formal end of year ceremony and party, complete with beautiful gowns and tuxedos. Traditionally, the outfit for prom is topped up with a corsage for the lady and a boutonniere for the gentleman.

Here are some ideas on how to choose the perfect corsage or boutonniere for yourself or for your date!

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It’s common to match the corsage and boutonniere to the colour White Corsage Flowers Brant Florist Prom 2016of the lady’s dress, or to select a colour that complements the colour of the dress. Once you’ve found that perfect dress for prom, start shopping for your corsage and your date’s boutonniere! If you’re the young man, make sure to inquire about the colour of her dress before corsage shopping.

Order early

It’s a good idea to place your order as soon as you know what colour you’re looking for to ensure the best selection of flowers. However, it’s not a good idea to pick up your order early. Ask a real florist for delivery on the day before prom so it’s as fresh as possible when you get it.

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If you pick up your corsage and boutonniere before the day of the prom, be sure to keep your small flower arrangements in their plastic containers and store them in the refrigerator. This will keep them looking fresh and will keep their colour and shape for the big night.

Spray the ends

Before putting your corsage or boutonniere in the fridge over night, spray the ends of the flowers with water from a spray bottle. This will keep the buds hydrated and fresh for longer, so you don’t end up wearing wilting flowers towards the end of prom night.

Don’t wait too long to order your perfect corsage and boutonniere for the big night. Browse our prom corsage and boutonniere selection and call Brant Florist at 905-639-7001 to place your order for the perfect prom corsage or boutonniere.