In our house we can’t have flowers. The cats eat them. When my daughter started participating in her school theater group I needed to come up with something non-floral to give her when everyone else was getting beautiful bouquets.
The first crazy bouquet (for my favorite “unimportant nun” in The Sound of Music) was made of stuffed flamingos and wooden roses:
Then Meghann asked me to make one for her daughter, Sophia, and we chose Goldfish Crackers as an inside joke:
The girls were in a summer program that did a kid’s version of Alice in Wonderland. Sophia was the Red Queen and Cara was the White Rabbit. They got coordinating bouquets with corresponding “red queen” and “white rabbit” plushies, wooden roses, Alice in Wonderland decorations, and in each of the silver boxes was a piece of jewelry:
Cara was part of the ensemble in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. For this she got her favorite flamingos again but in chocolate form this time:
Cara is currently rehearsing her ensemble songs for Mary Poppins and Sophia is a muse in Xanadu Junior. I need to determine appropriate bouquets for them and soon!