Flowy Robes, Funny Hats and a touch of Hawaii. Congratulations Class of 2011!

Dum dum da dum. We normally hum the Wedding March in June. But there are some youths in flowy robes and funny hats, and parents of those youths, humming a different little ditty. It’s more like Duuum dum da da duuum.duuuum. Get it? Pomp and Circumstance, people! AKA “the graduation song”  And don’t even try to say that you don’t get a little chill when it starts to play and smiling kids in caps and gowns start filling up bleachers. It’s an emotional moment, even when they aren’t your progeny.
Florally, we’ve been celebrating the Class of 2011 for a few months.  There have been beautiful presentation bouquets at senior recitals, and final track meets, and then of course the corsages and boutonnieres of Prom. Now it’s time for graduation leis, often made of bright flowers such as dendrobium orchids.  Use of these beautiful accents to a graduation outfit began at schools in Hawaii as an honor for the graduate given by his or her family.  These days you can find them at schools all over the country, in school colors, themed around extracurricular activities, or designed with the favorite blooms of that particular graduate.  Regardless of style, they are beautiful and add as splash of color to any graduation ceremony.  The added bonus? You can tell which kid is yours at a distance!  Helps for knowing when to run up for that close-up of the big diploma hand-off.  Congratulations to everyone graduating this Spring – and to all the proud parents. Smile for the camera, and show off your gorgeous lei!
We’re doing a “deal of the [Graduation] day” special on leis for the duration of graduation season. Give us a call, or click through to get in touch. (760)778 7111  or (855)500-7111