told ya. an entire semi of green beer! i think the mayor even walks behind the beer- it's kinda a big deal.
my friend sara, a huge fan of green beer and all the festivities, hosted brunch before the parade. we had a huge spread of eggs and french toast and yogurt and fruit. we even had a chocolate & baileys cake. i opted to help with the decorations and decided to try my hand at a flower arrangement.
growing up, my mom often had my sisters and i make any and all floral arrangements for the holidays. i loved taking the flowers and making something pretty for everyone to enjoy. i don't play with flowers as much as i would like, so i think this little experiment, while it turned out okay, helped convince me that a floral arranging class would be very beneficial.
i went to a wholesale market in the morning and spent at least an hour rummaging through their entire selection of flowers. i was on a quest for anything green & white and stumbled upon some awesome choices. then, using some floral frogs, a glass pie pan and some green tissue paper, i went to work.
i modified this method by martha stewart and with a bit of trial and error, ended up with a shamrock centerpiece. it's not as defined as i had hoped- but i'm sure in a larger bowl or on a grander scale- the shamrock shape would be more obvious.
regardless of how it turned out, i had a lot of fun making it- and i have visions of floral arrangements dancing in my head. the possibilities are endless.