Festive flowers

Last week I had a gorgeous bouquet of Christmas flowers delivered to my home. I was having a pre-Christmas party with my family at the weekend and I wanted the place to look as festive as possible to really evoke the feeling of Christmas, despite it still being November! So when Debenhams Flowers offers me the chance to review one of their seasonal bouquets, I jumped at the chance and here are the gorgeous blooms that arrived:debenhams christmas festive flowersThe delivery was arranged in advance so that the bouquet would arrive just before my weekend party, ensuring that the blooms looked their absolute best ŵhen my guests arrived. The fact that my festive floral arrangement was taken care of a couple of weeks before the event was definitely a benefit of the service as it meant that I could forget about it and concentrate on the important last minute preparations, such as food!

When the ‘Designer Velvet Rose’ bouquet arrived, it was safely packaged in a sturdy box, with plenty of water to keep the blooms looking fresh. I unwrapped the bunch of beautiful velvety roses, rich red oriental lilies, and delicate pink ‘grandprix’ roses and I didnt even need to do anything to arrange the display – it was all perfect arranged with stems of berries and silver birch – so I simply popped the whole bunch into a vase and set them on the sideboard.

The roses were beautifully scented and the gentle scent filled the room. I got a lot of comments from my guests about how gorgeous the flowers were and I only wish that they could have lasted longer (about 7 days in a warm house before the petals started dropping) so that I could have enjoyed them for even longer!debenhams christmas festive flowers-5I will definitely be reordering another of Debenham’s luxury bouquets to arrive in time for Christmas and I’ve got my eye on a snowy selection of white roses and silver eucalyptus for the big day itself. I’d also like to order some for my family in far-flung places that I won’t get to visit in person over Christmas so that they know I’m thinking of them.

What about you? Have you ordered from Debenhams Flowers before? What did you think of the bouquets? Or if not, would you consider booking in your delivery in advance so that you have fresh flowers in your home for Christmas to create a hassle-free display? Let me know and leave me a comment below 🙂

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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