This year, we decided to dedicate May Day baskets to all fair-weather functions by making them versatile enough to give throughout the spring and summer months. Not only can these stunning baskets be used as surprise goodies in celebration of the coming seasons, they also make great gifts or party favors for spring/summer birthdays, housewarming parties, garden get-togethers, and an array of other occasions (Mother’s Day is May 12 – just sayin’).
Best of all, these baskets pack a major punch of pretty with minimal effort. All you need to create the look are a few fun items and frills.
We used vintage-inspired buckets as our baskets for a unique look and to add a touch of quaint street-market style to the mix. This time of year, a stop at your local flower shop, grocery store, or plant nursery is all it takes to find beautiful pre-potted blooms and greenery in flirty spring colors to serve as the standout centerpiece of your basket. Choose a different color for each basket to keep things fresh and vibrant – and to make each recipient feel extra special.
After you’ve selected the perfect petals for the individual baskets, you can add some festive flair. Pinwheels, feathers, seed packets, and whimsical yard ornaments are artful additions sure to inspire smiles from friends and family of all ages.
Top off the treat with a personalized note, quote, or picture to add a little extra love.
Whether you choose to drop off your baskets and flee in favor of the element of surprise, or give them out in person, we’re certain the sweet sentiment will be well received.
Check out the video below, featuring hayneedle.com’s Style Manager, Val, to learn more clever ways to create fun seasonal treats for friends and family.
Happy spring to all!
-Kelly, hayneedle.com editor