We’re so excited to be offering two different adult Thanksgiving Centerpiece classes as well as a kid’s class Thanksgiving Week!

On November 20th at Beautiful Blooms by Jen, we will be hosting a Modern Cornucopia Centerpiece class from 5:30-7:30. This class will be $65 and you design a centerpiece full of gourds, vegetables, fruits and flowers. Please click here to sign up and save your spot.

Modern Cornucopia Thanksgiving Centerpiece Class

Modern Cornucopia Thanksgiving Centerpiece Class

Also on November 20th, at Element 112, we will have a traditional centerpiece class for $50. This class also includes one of their gourmet burgers and a beer and will be from 5:30-7:30! Please register here.

Traditional Thanksgiving Centerpiece Class

This is a picture from our class from last year. This year will be a different design in fall colors. 

Then, on November 21st, the day before Thanksgiving, we will host a kid’s class. Kid’s will create a turkey from a clay pot and plant a succulent inside. Registration is required so we have enough supplies, but you can stop in anytime between 1 and 4 for your children to make their design. This class fee is $15.

Thanksgiving Turkey Kid's Class

This cute picture is from a previous year, but idea is similar, with the pot flipped the other way so a succulent can be planted. 

Questions, please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821.

We had such a great time at our Blooms and Brews Floral Design class on Friday! We hosted our class at Element 112, during the First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Sylvania. The theme this month was Red, White and Brew and so we wanted to pair with Element so they could provide the burgers, beer and Beautiful Blooms by Jen provided the blooms!

We decided to teach how to design a “just picked” arrangement in a mason jar using many locally grown flowers so that our students would feel comfortable picking flowers out of their garden and filling their mason jar again.

Blooms & Brews- Floral Design class using local and seasonal flowers

The ladies arrived and we had cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 where we ordered our burgers and beers and mingled.

Blooms & Brews- Floral Design class using local and seasonal flowers

These burgers were so good! Element 112 has a Tuesday night Burger and Beer special you definitely need to check out! Colleen and I recommend the Bubbles beer!

After we enjoyed our burgers, Colleen and I passed out the tools, mason jars, and buckets of flowers. We began our arrangements by adding greenery like a grid. Then we added our larger flowers and finished with our fun textures. It was so fun watching everyone design their arrangements and seeing how they all turned out.

Each bucket had the same flowers, but the sunflowers were either traditional yellow, or a new white sunflower that we just discovered in the last few weeks! With everyone receiving the same instruction, it is so fun to see everyone’s creativity shine through!

Blooms & Brews- Floral Design class using local and seasonal flowers

We began our floral design class, by adding honey bracelet to our mason jars.

Blooms & Brews- Floral Design class using local and seasonal flowers

Mary debating which flower she should add to her arrangement next!

Blooms & Brews- Floral Design class using local and seasonal flowers

Two sisters starting their design.

Blooms & Brews- Floral Design class using local and seasonal flowers

Aren’t these white sunflowers awesome?! Locally grown in Grand Rapids, OH!

Blooms & Brews- Floral Design class using local and seasonal flowers

Jaymie concentrating on the placement of her flowers.

Blooms & Brews- Floral Design class using local and seasonal flowers

I love how serious everyone looks!

Blooms & Brews- Floral Design class using local and seasonal flowers

Mom and daughter finished design!

Blooms & Brews- Floral Design class using local and seasonal flowers

What a fun girls night out for this group of friends!

Blooms & Brews- Floral Design class using local and seasonal flowers

Our design class was the perfect girls night for this group of friends!

Blooms & Brews- Floral Design class using local and seasonal flowers

What a fun night out for this daughter and mom!

We love to host classes of any kind. One of the Beautiful Blooms by Jen talented designers will teach the class, and all classes include all tools and supplies needed to make a gorgeous arrangement. We can also custom design a class to fit into your budget. Most classes are in the $35-75 range. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to schedule your class! They are perfect for holiday parties with employees and girls nights out!

The next Beautiful Blooms by Jen floral design class is in the works! It will take place in conjunction with the Red Bird Art Walk on August 3rd. Stay tuned!

Oh my goodness we had so much fun with this adorable bunny Easter Kid’s Class! What a great turnout over the two days!  These cuties visited Beautiful Blooms by Jen, drew on their bunny face, added the pink nose and bunny tail and planted a bulb pant into their vase. Didn’t they turn out so well?!

Jen’s son, Cooper, was finally old enough to join us for a class!

Directions for class participants- After your bulb flowers are spent, let them dry out and die back. Store them in a dry, cool spot like a garage or basement and then plant them in the ground this fall. The bulbs will develop roots when it gets cold and then bloom again in the spring!

We love to host classes of any kind. As the only Certified Florists in Northwest Ohio, Jen Linehan, CF, CFD or one of our other talented designers will be your class instructor and all classes include all tools and supplies needed to make a gorgeous arrangement. We can custom design a class to fit into your budget. Most classes are in the $35-50 range. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to schedule your class!

I was so honored to be invited to visit You First by Grant Services this last week by one of my former Floral Design and Greenhouse Students, Tamnika. She is now the Community and Integration Manager there.

“You First by Grant Services LP, an agency certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disibilities, offers a variety of services to individuals living in Lucas and Fulton Counties.  Services include recreational activities, personal care, vocational opportunities and transportation. You First by Grant Services was founded in 2013 by CEO John Grant and his partners, Shawna Grant, Paul Grant, Charolotte Grant, Eric Bickford and Marie Bickford. The purpose of You First by Grant Services is to work alongside the individual and their support team and assist each individual with achieving his / her desired goals.”- http://www.yfbgs.com/

Your First by Grant Services offers adult day support, vocational rehabilitation, non-medical transportation and homemaker/personal care. I was invited to visit because one of their focuses is building job skills. I was asked to share how I began in the floral industry and a bit about what I do on a daily basis. Vans brought over the interested individuals to hear me speak.  I spoke at the location on Airport Highway and everyone was so welcoming. Multiple individuals shook my hand and welcomed me and one even wanted to play me a song on the piano!

Jen Linehan, Certified Florist

Jen Linehan, Certified Florist, teaching the adults at You First by Grant Services about floral design.

Jen Linehan, teaching at You First

Jen, Linehan, CF, teaching adults at You First about the career of floral design.

Jen Linehan, CF, teaching floral design

Jen Linehan, CF teaching floral design to the adults at You First by Grant Services.

You First by Grant Services Group

The whole group with instructor, Jen Linehan, CF, after the floral design presentation.

I had such a wonderful time sharing my love of floral design with this sweet group! Thanks so much to Tamnika for inviting me to come! If anyone else is interested in sharing about the job they love, Tamnika is looking for more people to speak. Please let me know and I’d be happy to connect you.