Flowers are like teenagers, blooming gracefully into adulthood so they can brighten up otherwise lifeless cubicles. Witness the budding innocence of nature with today’s Groupon to Alaska Wholesale Flower Market. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get a hand-tied bouquet class (a $35 value).
- For $99, you get a floral party for up to 10 (up to a $250 value).
The expert florists at Alaska Wholesale Flower Market, whose collection of flowers comes from all over the world, teach visitors the tricks of the trade in a laid-back, personal setting. Every Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., owner and AFID member Robin Phillips hosts hands-on bouquet classes that demonstrate how to bind and blend different fauna into eye-catching arrangements using provided materials. After putting the finishing touches on their budding masterpieces, students can saunter home with personalized bouquets great for tossing over shoulders at weddings or diverting a stampede of wedding planners.
Those wishing to learn among their friends and family can schedule a floral-arranging party accommodating up to 10 people. Groups bring their own vases, beverages, and hors d’oeuvres, and Robin imparts wisdom on flower fashion. Bridal parties, book clubs, or baby showers get a chance to bond as they deftly snip stems and support each other’s attempts at fragrant artwork. The resulting lithe and balanced arrangements brighten any room, adding a colorful vibrancy to dull rooms and raising the spirits of bulls tired of seeing nothing but red.