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When I received an opportunity to make the biggest floating pomanders yet, I did worry a bit. How big was too big, how many roses will each take, can I guesstimate the rose count correctly, how will I figure the shipping? Those worries took about a minute or so, as I was overjoyed with the challenge. After discussing several times, with the Father of the Bride, oh yes, that was a first too, a great experience at that as well, we decided to a sample size of 18″ balls. Let me remind you that the biggest size foam balls you can buy at a craft store is around 10″. After seeing the sample in person, they (my customer) decided to order 14 of the small ones (yes that is what they called the 18″) and one statement size of 34″ ball. All covered in white base roses with pink accent roses.

I was thrilled to get started, after countless hours of assembly, trying to get the accent pieces just right, I boxed up 14 giant boxes and shipped them off.

I took pictures along the way, and today received the professional photos. So glad I took on this challenge. Since this order, I have made even bigger size pomanders, and rose letters. In fact today, i just delivered two 8′ tall letters covered in white roses. I will blog about that some other time.

Enjoy the floating romance

Photo Credit is Cottonwood Road Photography


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Pool parties aren’t just for kids anymore. A pool party can be transformed into an elegant event for adults to enjoy as well. Think of your swimming pool as a blank canvas waiting to be filled with creativity and a burst of color. It’s easy to create a gorgeous swimming pool scene that will be the focal point of your party. Planning your next party or event around the pool is sure to impress your guests and set the tone for an amazing evening. There are several ways to magically makeover your swimming pool into a stunning centerpiece.

Let’s Start With the Pool

Before you even consider transforming your pool, you need to make sure that the pool and surrounding area is in perfect working order. Have your pool cleaned professionally to ensure that the water is absolutely sparkling. Remove all of the inflated toys and rafts. Move all of your outdoor furniture away from the pool so that the view is not obstructed in any way. And clear the ground of any debris or clutter that will get in the way. Now you are ready to get creative!

Selecting the Right Decorations

When it comes to planning an elegant and sophisticated party, you need gorgeous decorations that will set the ambiance for a regal affair. Crepe paper streamers and balloons are not fitting decorations for such an occasion. Keep in mind that the decorations must also be waterproof to ensure their longevity during the whole evening. One of the most beautiful and endearing pool decorations is a floating flower pomander. Custom crafted from real or artificial flowers, the pomander floats right in the pool. It is spherical in shape and floats with ease on the surface of the water. You can even include a candle in the center of the pomander to provide a gentle glow as night falls.

Fill your pool with several floating candle pomanders in the color palette of your choosing. For example, for a wedding reception pool party you can select pomanders that match the chosen color palette of the bride. Alternatively, for a bachelorette party, you can select more vibrant colors that set the tone for a fun filled night.

Adding Those Finishing Touches

Once the swimming pool is filled with the floating pomanders, you can add subtle decorations to accentuate the beauty of it. If your guests will be dining outside near the pool, arrange tables a safe distance away from it. Set the tables with your best dishes and tableware. For the centerpiece, you might even select mini flower pomanders with a candlestick nestled in the center. Elegant cloth napkins and placeholders complete the look.

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