How to Choose Flowers for a New Baby

There are numerous options when selecting flowers to present to the proud parents of a new baby. This article provides some pointers to help you out.


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    Find out whether it is a boy or a girl. Asking whether the new arrival is a boy or a girl is a good place to start. For the traditionalist, this will mean a choice of blue or pink flowers - or even a mixture of both if celebrating the birth of boy and girl twins! Of course, don't let convention hold you back in your choice of colours. Gerberas in primary colours, or a white and green combo of lilac and ruscus, are also very effective in new baby bouquets. In the case of a seriously premature or sick baby, it might be prudent to hold off sending an arrangement until the baby is in good health.
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    Select the arrangement. The florist will be open to any floral preferences you may have, but will also be happy to suggest suitable seasonal flowers.
    • For a pink arrangement, consider such flowers as:
      • Stargazer lilies
      • Bouvardia
      • Lisianthus
      • Sweet akito rose
      • Ruscus
      • Cymbidium orchid
    • For a true blue arrangement, consider such flowers as:
      • Flox
      • Freesia
      • Thistles
      • Hyacinth
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    Consider other elements of the arrangement. The next choice will be whether you want an arrangement in a container or a bouquet. Flowers either in a basket or ceramic pot are a practical option for busy new mothers. Another attractive option is to present a potted plant, like a miniature rose, as a gift - whilst marking the baby's birth, it will also mark the baby's growth.
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    Add accessories. New baby floral arrangements are all about accessorizing. This is an opportunity to introduce a bit of your own style into the gift. Accessories range from balloons accompanying the arrangement, to teddy bears and sweets.
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    Build on a theme. A few decades ago feathery storks with flowers were all the rage. The current trend is to send 'Pampers Hampers'. These are floral gifts accompanied by a basket of useful baby products.
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    Be a caring husband. For the fathers only - presenting your wife with an elegant bunch of roses following the birth of your baby is a lovely touch. She may worry about resembling a beached whale, but a gesture like this will make her feel like a princess!


  • It is good idea to know the floral preferences of the mother and also whether she suffers from hay fever. You don't want to be responsible for adding to her burden!

Things You'll Need

  • Floral arrangement

Sources and Citations

  • VideoJug A video demonstration of article, from Molly Bloom's in London. Original source of article; shared with permission & appreciation.

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Categories: Newborns | Flower Arranging and Floral Art