Mexican Floral Design

by Ardith Beveridge, Tastemaker in Residence

This recipe for a Mexican Floral Design can be used for any Mexican dinner, celebration, piñata party or just to share a bowl of good guacamole! But this month it means a lot more...

September is Hispanic Heritage Month and September 16 is Mexican Independence Day;  it celebrates the day that Miguel Hidalgo delivered El Grito de Dolores, and announced the Mexican revolt against Spanish rule.

History and tradition are the foundation for this holiday. The flag of Mexico is flown proudly over the festivities and everywhere.

The President rings bells at midnight on September 15th as was done for the revolution to begin. The Mexican National Anthem is sung, ‘Viva Mexico’ rings with the people’s voices. Fireworks and the celebration begins. The dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.

Recipe for the design

  1. Place wet foam in vase, add water.
  2. I copied the Mexican National Anthem from the internet, as well as the Viva Mexico signs. The signs were secured on the vase with glue dashes.
  3. Tie bells around the foam with string or wire, or set them next to the arrangement; extra bells placed around the table invite your guests to ring them.
  4. Three pincushion protea and explosion grass symbolize fireworks. Red, green and white are the national colors. The white dahlia add beauty and support for the design.