Little Cherry Loves: Cherry Blossom
One of the most breath-taking and popular blossoms is the stunning cherry blossom, which is being found in more and more gardens across the UK. In some parts of the world, like Japan, this particular type of blossom is a cause for celebration, with people flocking to see the flowering on an annual basis.
In the UK though, the delicate appearance and marshmallow colours of the cherry blossom tree brighten up the springtime landscape, with swathes of pretty pink flowers breaking up rolling green countryside.
Of course, here at Little Cherry we happen to love the sweet and simple charm of the cherry blossom – and not just because of its name!
As one of the prettiest flowers out there, when the cherry blossom blooms, it is the epitome of spring; light, breezy, pretty, fragrant and colourful. What’s not to love?
In fact, we love it so much that we think it is a perfect, spring-inspired idea to incorporate a cherry blossom motif into your spring (and summer) party ware.
You can paint palm leaf plates with blossom designs for a charming table spread, or you can decorate a heart-shaped bowl with painted sprigs of blossom for a unique, handmade gift.
If you want to incorporate cherry blossom into your spring soiree, read on for three fabulous ideas. These ideas use the colours and the imagery of the blossom, as well as the blossom itself.
Pretty springtime tableware
Paint it pink and white, add delicate blossom-inspired designs or keep it natural to offset the pink and white colour palette. Pretty springtime tableware can help to set the tone for parties of any kind. If you do opt to keep our disposable bamboo and palm leaf tableware natural, use tablecloths and serviettes in blossom tones like pink and white.
A sprig of this, a dash of that
Using cherry blossom itself will help to bring the design together, and breathe a bit of life into your spring affair. You can use sprigs of cherry blossom tied together with seeded paper tags for place settings, or you can use cherry blossom as part of floral table centre displays. Either way, it is a very simple and very effective way to dress a space up, and it is totally natural too.
Petals and pastels
You don’t have to line the room with branches of cherry blossom to create the same effect; using blossom-inspired tones when it comes to using other decorations works just as well. Our eco-friendly paper pom poms look stunning in white, with just a few pinks dotted around to break it up. Similarly, fallen petals work fantastically as natural confetti to sprinkle on the tables; if you have enough time, you can even dry the petals out.
These three ideas are some simple ways you can get started with your spring-inspired makeover, just in time for party season. Of course, how you incorporate cherry blossom – or indeed, any blossom – into your spring social life depends on your creativity. You can be as adventurous or as simplistic as you like, looking to blogs and Pinterest boards for inspiration, as well as using your imagination.
To see what kind of natural accents you can use with your cherry blossom motif, browse our site and check out our palm leaf, bamboo and wooden tableware.