Fine decorations, like delicious food or a brilliant guest list, are one of the requisite elements of a successful party. If you're pulling out the stops for a soiree, then make sure your floral arrangements hit the mark. The more dramatic and eye-catching the better, as these examples abundantly show. Will there be compliments? Let nature take its course.


Birds of paradise, Fuji spider mums, bittersweet berry branches, brandywine roses, cymbidium orchids, pinn oak leaves, dried materials including eucalyptus bark, saffron and celosia. Design by Bloomster's, San Jose.
Dahlias, palm tree fruit and buckeye branch. Design by Sara Ebady, floral artist.
Bittersweet berry branches, brandywine roses, cymbidium orchids, pinn oak leaves, dried materials including eucalyptus bark, saffron and celosia. Design by Bloomster's, San Jose.
Oriental lilies, amaranths, euphorbia (also called "Snow on the Mountain"), pine cones, fresh pine boughs. Design by Bunches, Los Gatos.

Calla lilies, hydrangea, glorious lilies, dendrobium orchids, hanging amaranths, bear grass, roses, safari sunset, dahlias. Design by Rosies & Posies, Campbell.
Calla lilies, dahlias and bittersweet berry branches. Design by Sara Ebady, floral artist.