How To Make A Flowery Cocktail


1 cocktail/wine/tumbler glass

A Handful of water beads/glass pebbles/ crushed coloured glass/berries or similar

A small chunk of oasis similar in size to glass to wedge in

A handful of coloured sisal/few bold leaves/piece of fabric or felt

A couple straws

Wire/cocktail stick for fixing fruit


Fresh Material:

1 bold flower – gerbera/sunflower/rose/carnation or similar

Few small flowers – we have used kalanchloe but any small hardy bloom will do

Few sprigs of small hard leaves and some pretty foliage.

slice or half of citrus fruit or a few berries and cherries.

  1. Fill the bottom of the glass with the water beads to 1/3 – 1/2 way up the vase
  2. Shape oasis to fit, then float in a bowl of water until fully soaked
  3. Spread out the sisal and wrap around the outside of the oasis and squeeze into the top of the glass
  4. place one group of foliage on opposite sides of the glass (north – south) and another in the gaps (east-west) adding the pretty foliage in the centre.
  5. cut the focal flower to a few inches long and insert into the floral foam off to one side.
  6. add a cluster of the small flowers in-front and behind.
  7. insert the straws parallel to each other but at slightly different heights and heads bent at different angles.
  8. slice fruit and insert with ‘hair Pin’wires (see pic) or if using half a fruit or berries/cherries use a cocktail stick.
  9. sit back and admire…preferably whilst enjoying a proper cocktail… happy flower  arranging!

Floral Hen Parties

Are you looking for a Hen party with a difference? We are offering some fun flowery workshops that are suitable for a wide range of hens of all ages.

You can choose a bespoke theme for your party or choose one of our popular options.

Option 1) Flower jewellery – create individual pieces of wearable floral art on wirework frames. From wrist corsages to necklaces. A great choice if you are planning on painting the town red afterwards.

Option 2) A seasonal tied posy – create a handtied bouquet with beautiful seasonal fresh flowers and foliage. A lovely design to have a home and useful to learn if you are making your own wedding bouquets or simple table centres.

Option 3) ‘The Floral Generation Game’ – purely fun workshop with a blindfold challenge & a ‘ready steady arrange’ challenge.

Option 4) Floral Crown – An on trend workshop where you will make your own flowery headdress. Another great choice for wearing out on the razzmatazz later in the evening or useful to learn for floral headdresses for your wedding day.

We encourage you to bring along your own decorations and refreshments (bubbly) to add a personal touch to the studio or we can hold the workshop at your own venue.

Due to the individual nature of these workshops please contact Jane Cowling at Eden’s Flower School to discuss, numbers, requirements and costings. The workshops can be arranged for a date and time that suits you and your hens. All flowers and materials are included in our costing along with light refreshments of tea, coffee and cake.