After a long day of traveling, and an even longer year of not traveling, a fun and special surprise for loved ones arriving at the airport is presenting them with a colorful and inviting bouquet of fresh flowers. Not only is this a nice gesture to brighten their day and spark excitement after a flight, but it also says, “thank you for coming to visit,” “welcome home,” “I’ve missed you,” or simply “I love you.” While there are countless flowers and blooms that are sure to make them smile, your friends here at Al’s Florist, the best flower shop in Hollywood, are sharing our favorite ways to welcome travelers with a thoughtful bouquet of flowers.
Creative Ways to Surprise Loved Ones with Flowers
Present Flowers at the Airport
Being able to hand over a lovely bouquet of blooms as soon as your loved ones land can be meaningful and sweet as well as creative and humorous if you want to have a little fun. Make them smile and giggle as you stand in line among other chauffeurs at the airport and hold a funny, homemade sign along with their flowers. This is sure to be a memorable experience you will both treasure, especially if you dress the part with a spiffy black outfit and goatee.
Spruce Up Your Car
If your friend or family member is traveling a long distance or carrying a few pieces of luggage, presenting them with flowers off the bat might be overwhelming. If you don’t want to navigate the airport while juggling bouquets and bags, spruce up the inside of your car by displaying flowers in the cupholder and a card or favorite local snacks on the front seat. As you load their suitcases into the backseat or trunk, they will be met with a thoughtful gesture upfront to help them relax from their trip.
Decorate Your Home
You can never go wrong with a classic greeting as soon as they open the door to your home. Complete with a welcome banner and lush bouquet of flowers with their name on it, they are sure to enjoy the warm invitation to be your guest. If you have pets, you can even dress up your furry friends for an additional element of fun and surprise.
Tease with a Single Stem
Another way to get around juggle blooms and bags at the airport is by presenting your visitor with a single stem. This way, you can give them the sweet greeting they deserve without the hassle. Then, as you arrive home, the remainder of their bouquet will be patiently waiting in a beautiful vase of fresh water.
Design a Flower Scavenger Hunt
If you want to entertain your guests the moment they get into town, create a unique scavenger hunt with flowers. Greet them at the airport with a single bloom, then present them with another in the car, followed by a small bunch as they walk through the door to your home, and finally a full bouquet over lunch or dinner. As each flower is presented you can tie a note with a series of riddles, snippets of an itinerary for their visit, or words from a sentence for them to piece together at the end.
Dress Up the Dinner Table
For guests arriving close to mealtime, dressing up and properly setting your dining table with their welcome flowers as the centerpiece is a classic and luxurious way to give them a proper welcome. Include a card near the centerpiece so they know the beautiful bouquet is for them. Complete the meal with their favorite local foods or introduce them to something new and yummy.
Presenting someone with flowers at the airport is an age-old tradition that began many centuries ago. As most traditions evolve over time, this one has remained to symbolize a warm welcome and greeting to out-of-town visitors. While you prepare for your guests’ arrival, be sure to peruse the wonderful selection of colorful floral bouquets here at Al’s Florist.