By Tonneli Grüetter

Graduation season is quickly approaching. A sharp uptick in demand for flowers and décor is expected, with many students returning to in-person graduation ceremonies and parties. 

For many florists, capturing extra customers during graduation season is a welcome boost. Situated between the Mother’s Day rush and the onset of wedding season, May and June graduations can provide a boost in revenue for florists who lean into advertising their graduation-themed offerings, like those featured here. From preschool to grad school, graduates of every age love flowers!

Lily Fleur, Melbourne Australia
Lily Fleur, Melbourne Australia
Local Roots Flower Farm, Nephi Utah

Four Graduation Flower and Décor Trends for 2022

1. Flower Leis

Make your own leis using local school colors and flowers of your choice, or order fresh orchid leis direct from Hawaii, from sources such as Hawai’i Lei Stand ( and Green Point Nurseries (, where you can purchase in bulk.

Hawai ‘l lei stand, Chelsea Akamine, Honolulu Hawaii

2. Personalized Hatbox Arrangements

Open up new opportunities by creating your own hatbox arrangements featuring custom professional quality greetings and graphics using a Cricut machine ( and hatboxes from sources such as Floral Supply Syndicate (, Sarah’s Hat Boxes ( and Hat Boxes USA (

3. Wrapped Bouquets

Celebrate school spirit by investing in premium bouquet wrap sheets in local university and high school team colors from sources such as Nashville Wraps (, Koen Pack ( and Decowraps (

McQueen’s Flower School, London Uk

4. Flower and Balloon Décor

Go big for graduation-themed outdoor parties and porch decorations with flower-wall photo backdrops and festive air-filled balloon installations.

Belles Balloons and Events, Yorkshire UK

The Decor District, London Uk

Agrabah Events, Al Ain UAE