Using Succulent Plants In Your 4th of July Parties

It’s that time of the year again when we can take out all those accessories and decorations for the 4th of July parties. If you don’t already know, succulents like CAL Farms 2″ Beautiful Assorted Variety Succulents are also great attention grabbers. If you want your party to stand out, you might have to incorporate 4th of July decorations with succulent plants.

Containers

It’s red, white, blue, stripes, and stars. How could these decorations be complicated? If you already got existing pots and containers, all you need are paints and paintbrushes.

If you’re good with your hands, simply paint the colors of the American flag on the containers. That will put a touch of patriotism in your succulent decorations. You don’t even have to take out the whole plant for you to paint on the containers. Just simply put the container on top of an old newspaper and paint away.

You could also search for a star-shaped container and plant different types of succulents in them. The overall look would be similar to a wreath and you could even turn this into a vertical garden. You can put them up on your door, so your guests will see your patriotic decorations as soon as they arrive.

Ribbons and Flags

The simplest way to incorporate patriotism into your succulents decorations is through the use of ribbons and flags. Print out mini flags and put them on toothpicks. You can then stick these into the pots and containers. That way, the flag will be noticed along with the plants. You could also use red, white, and blue ribbons and wrap them around the containers and the pots. You could even tie the ribbon on the “branches” of the succulents.

Quotes

Print out different quotes from your favorite American heroes and past presidents. Okay, just print the ones from our forefathers. You could even turn this into a quiz night where your guests could guess who said the particular quote. If a quiz night is not your thing, you should simply put up the quotes to remind your guests about the real meaning of Fourth of July (because surely, it’s not just about barbecues and beers).

Stickers

You should never put stickers on the succulents, but maybe you could stick these decorations on the containers or the holders. There are many Fourth-of-July-themed stickers that you can buy in bookstores. They could easily transform your succulents into July 4th decorations.

Colors

There are different kinds of succulents. Everyone loves looking at these plants, so it’s very easy to decide which succulents to choose from in your 4th of July parties.

Succulents come in different colors, too. This means you can choose succulents of the blue, white, and red varieties. By simply mixing these colors together, you could create a look that’s very American.

Another interesting idea is to make a “container” that looks like the American flag. There should be slats for the “stripes” and a big empty square on the upper left corner for the “stars.” You can fill these up with the succulents of your choice (as long as they are of the right colors).

Ways To Throw Fun and Memorable Succulent Parties

It’s easy to see why plants like CAL Farms Beautiful Assorted Variety Succulents are the favorite decorations for succulent parties and why they are often used to beautify one’s living rooms, bedrooms, and even office spaces. The different colors and varied textures that these plants come in make decorating with them so much fun. If you want to cultivate your green thumb and try your hands in lighting up an otherwise boring and bare space, planting with succulents is the way to go.

If you’re fond of partying or at least, hosting parties, make a succulents-themed party for your friends. You’ll brush up on your succulent knowledge, as well as fun and creative ideas on how to use these plants to turn a place into a beautiful space for birthday, anniversaries, corporate events, and weddings.

Set the Scene

Liven up your space with succulent plants. Rosettes would look good as centerpieces for succulent parties or if you want something ostentatious, you can opt for dried grapevines and use them to hang the succulents from the ceiling. The best thing about succulents is you can place it anywhere any time of the day. Since succulents love sunlight, they would love to be used as decorations for an outdoor event.

If you are planning to host an indoor event, all the better because succulents can thrive as decorations on tables, walls, ceilings, and floor. There are a lot of ways to use these plants all over your party. All you need to do is open your mind to the possibilities like putting them as accents on buffet and cocktail stations, as well as on the registration table.

Mix them up with a lot of different materials, too, such as garland, ribbons, raffia, or strips of fabric for a more gorgeous look.

Eat Your Succulents

Sure, you can serve a cactus salad or soup. You can even turn them into tacos or incorporate them into your good old quesadillas. There are simply so many options for succulents, though the most creative ones remain to be using succulents as the basis for the designs of your desserts such as piping them on cupcakes or using fondant succulents to cover your cakes and other pastries.

The same piping tips you use to make roses and leaves can do the same if you’re planning on designing your cupcakes with succulent rosettes. Rose and leaf tips can create rounded echeveria rosettes and spiky haworthia while small round tips can create a string of pearls or Burro’s Tail.

If you’re creating a cupcake, frost it first with a spatula to create a “smooth” surface before covering it with a layer of crushed graham crackers to create a “sandy desert vibe.” Then, add the succulents on top, whether they are made of buttercream or fondant. They will look too gorgeous to eat!

There are endless possibilities when it comes to succulents because they are so flexible and versatile. You can turn an event place into something unrecognizable by just using the right succulent plants. Whether they are used as centerpieces or as topping for cupcakes, succulent plants are the next big thing in event styling.

Incorporating Succulent Plants In Your Garden Design

It is easy to see why plant decorations like CAL Farms Beautiful Assorted Variety Succulents have somehow made a name for themselves in the past decades, making them a must-have in gardening. Succulent plants are easy to grow, maintain, and they thrive in weathers other plants would not. Contrary to popular belief, succulents are not just perfect for warm climates and humid temperatures. Some succulents can also survive in the cold—the 4-7 zones.

If these are not enough reasons for you to start planting succulents, maybe telling you that succulents can easily be incorporated into your actual garden would. Yes, you can have a combination of garden—mixing succulents with other plants and flowers is not only possible, the end-product looks stunningly beautiful as well.

1. Thrillers

Create a focal point. Meaning, when you look at the plant, your eyes should immediately be attracted to it. Thanks to the different shapes and sizes of succulents, this is easier to do now. If you want a thriller, what you can do is to emphasize the size and the color of the focal point by creating space around it. Simply plant the succulent as it is, without surrounding foliage or pebbles or what-not.

2. Groundcovers

If you are planning to cover your “ground” with pebbles, you may want to rethink that strategy. Instead of using other decorative materials, you can opt for low-growing varieties of succulents that will make for a great groundcover. They spread rapidly and they offer interesting colors and textures. They also add dimension to the whole styling of the succulent plant. If you don’t want it to spill onto the pavement, you can simply prune them from time to time. Some of the varieties you can choose from are Cape Blanco Stonecrop, Blue Chalksticks, Coral Carpet Stonecrop, and Sunsparkler.

3. Cloaks and Daggers

Trailing varieties are a personal favorite. They can cover up, disguise, and dress up an otherwise blank vertical wall. These varieties are mostly used for a vertical garden, which means allowing these to grow into the cracks of an old concrete wall, or between stones in a rock wall, or planted above, so that they can spill over. These are very easy to maintain because once they start to spill over, all you have to do is to occasionally trim and tidy them up. The most popular choices for trailing varieties are Chinese Sedum, Corsican Stonecrop, Krebs Desert Rose Hens and Chicks, and Voodoo Stonecrop.

4. Vignette

You can create some sort of a “painting” by using different varieties of succulents with varying colors and textures in one container. It should follow one shade of color to make it seem like a vignette. Mostly, designer combine two low-growing varieties to make this illusion possible. This is usually done on a vertical garden for accent or into a pot. You can choose from these: Easter Lily Cactus, Angelina Stonecrop, Red Cobweb Hens and Chicks, and Color Guard Adam’s Needle.

5. Wildlife

This is the coolest design you can follow for your succulent plant. Many succulents produce the most beautiful flowers. They are exotic and wild in nature. They vary in colors—from white to pink to red to bright orange. Choose these kinds of succulents for the most beautiful and colorful succulent garden. Popular options are Brakelights Red Yucca, Jewel of the Desert, and Blue Elf Aloe.

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