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!
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 (hawaiileistand.com) and Green Point Nurseries (greenpointnursery.com), where you can purchase in bulk.
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 (cricut.com) and hatboxes from sources such as Floral Supply Syndicate (fss.com), Sarah’s Hat Boxes (sarahshatboxes.com) and Hat Boxes USA (hatboxesusa.com)
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 (nashvillewraps.com), Koen Pack (koenpack.com) and Decowraps (decowraps.com).
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.