The sunny months of summer practically beg for you to throw an epic birthday celebration. If you plan to surprise someone special in your life, the little details can make a big difference in creating new memories. An extravaganza in the modern world is nothing short of spectacular, after all. Between the beautiful colors, delicious foods, and mesmerizing flowers, there’s enough to put anyone in a festive state of mind.
Even if you’re not throwing a party, flowers are always an important part of the equation. They’re at once gorgeous and meaningful, which makes them perfect for brightening up your loved one’s special day with something that comes from the heart. Summer’s signature flowers don’t disappoint, either. Each is rich with meaning and sentiment. You can be sure you’ll find a flower that conveys how you feel about the person, whether it’s your significant other, your best friend, your parent, or someone else you want to wish the very best. Here are some of the most popular birthday flowers to give in the summer.
Hello, sunshine! Annual sunflowers shine in all their glory throughout the season. With its radiant yellow petals, the flower is a joyous addition to any bouquet — and equally wonderful to give on its own. Emblematic of positivity, joy, strength, and pure happiness, sunflowers are among the most uplifting flowers you can give. Who’s a worthy recipient? Any summer baby on your list qualifies.
So long as you want to bring a smile to their face and deliver some serious good cheer and energy their way, you can bet that a sunflower arrangement will do the job nicely. The Helios celebrates its radiance in the best possible way, with hints of eucalyptus and snapdragons included for soft balance. For the lucky person on your list who prefers something a little livelier, The Neon Lights won’t disappoint. It more than lives up to its name, delivering a bold punch of zingy colors that’s destined to brighten up their doorstep in a flash.
Any time is a good time to give someone a bunch of beautiful roses. Anyone can nurture these beauties in the comfort of their own home. While it’s customary to give red roses to the object of your affections, summer presents the opportunity to break away from tradition if you choose. Lighter colors abound, and all of them are as meaningful as their crimson counterparts. Yellow roses, for example, are symbolic of the special connection you share with a friend. What could be more joyous on their birthday? Pink is an expression of your appreciation, making it a lovely choice for a coworker’s special day.
If you can’t pick just one, surprise them with a garden instead! The Pastel brims with whimsy, offering a charming medley of airy tones ranging from peach to violet. Showstopping in their ethereal beauty, they’ll make any birthday more memorable. If you prefer to give something more dramatic, almost nothing comes close to The Summer Sunrise. Warm and inspiring, this stunning medley captures the awe-inspiring wonder of the early morning hours in floral form. Prepare to be dazzled by the spellbinding blend of fiery oranges and reds, each vying for their share of the spotlight.
Textured and packed with personality, peonies need no introduction. They’re absolutely glorious with their unique appearance. On their own, they add a focal point to any space. Blended with other flowers, they lend something special to a well-rounded floral arrangement. Peonies are symbolic of the types of emotions you’ll want to share with them, not just on their birthday but year-round. Love, beauty, honor, and joy are just a few of the sentiments so colorfully expressed by the flower.
For the person in your life who can’t resist the good kind of drama, there’s Triple The Sunburst. It’s perfect for expressing gratitude and letting them know how grateful you are for their presence in your life. What a fitting birthday wish! The soft pink peony puts on a show in Double The Peony. This subtler take on the customarily showy flower is ideal for giving to your significant other, expressing your love and romantic feelings perfectly.
A luxurious tropical getaway may not be in the cards this summer, but you can still remind them that the destination of their dreams is never too far away. Proteas are gorgeous flowers native to Australia and South Africa. However, they tend to thrive in Maui, where they’re especially revered for their signature clustered appearance. It’s easy to identify proteas in any bouquet, making them all the more special to give on their birthday.
Double The Catalina shows off that glorious style in a big way. The queen protea stems transform the arrangement into a pure work of art — so much so that they’ll probably want to show it off every chance they get. Fittingly, this fearlessly unique flower is symbolic of courage and resilience. Why not give it to the one who’s shown strength in the face of adversity?
Like a baby camellia, the ranunculus flower is so delicate that you may not want to touch it at first. It exudes a sense of girlish charm, what with its tissue-like petals and almost bashful appearance. You’ll find them in colors of all kinds, from vivid hues to lighter pastels. Historically, the flower has long been considered a symbol of charm and attraction. You’ll find it in a wide assortment of colors, each of which expresses your feelings well.
Try The Ellington to make a profound statement as you present them with their birthday flowers. Light tones lend it that quintessentially summery quality, incorporating notes of warm peach with vivid pink and ivory. The result is subtly extravagant and just right for anyone who brings light to your life on a regular basis. They (and you) will be dazzled at first glance.
The summer months are a wonderful time of year to celebrate with flowers! Whether you’re sending them an arrangement or giving them a bouquet in person, you can be certain they’ll love their birthday surprise.