Fresh Flower Christmas Tree

Hello, my friends!

I’m excited for today for a couple of reasons.

First up, I’ve got the Christmas music over here on repeat!

My new favorite Christmas album is Norah Jones-I Dream of Christmas and the album I’ve had on repeat for the last few years from Lauren Daigle- Behold.

Reason number two I am excited??

Today, I am sharing the fresh flower Christmas Tree I decorated recently for a progressive dinner with my neighbors.

For the past few summers, my neighbors have gotten together and drawn names for a neighborhood progressive holiday dinner that happens in November.

We divide an evening into cocktails, appetizers (and more cocktails), main course, dessert, and coffee then we hop from house to house for each course.

It’s SOOO much fun!

And It’s a lovely way to catch up before the holiday rush and see everyone’s decorations.

Plus, no one is stuck with a big party!


This year, I drew coffee, which tends to be the most boring of the stops, so I wanted to find a way to make it special.

My Fresh Flower Christmas Tree

Fresh Flower Christmas Tree
Close up of fresh flower tree holding vases filled with roses, greenery and thistle.
Fresh Flowers and greenery for Christmas

I decided to do something very different with my Christmas Tree for the occasion.

I used vases filled with mini roses, thistle, and greens as ornaments tying in my love of fresh flowers into a party favor my guests could take home with them at the end of the evening.

Using Vases for the flowers

Fresh Flower tree with bud vases used as party favors
The guests took the vases home as party favors.

The lights bounced around the water-filled vases (my photos here don’t do it justice).

Lighted Fresh Flower Christmas tree.

Assembling the Vases

Pulling the tree together was relatively easy.

I used three sizes of glass vases that I found at Hobby Lobby during one of their half-off sales.

I recently found this plastic version of the vase with an option of gold or silver lids that would be even better as you wouldn’t have to worry about breakage.

Because the lids weren’t needed for this project, I set those aside.

I wrapped twine around the tops and glued, leaving a loop to hang the vases.

And then I used name tags that I had lying around from gift wrapping.

Gold ornament hooks from Target added a pretty touch.

Finally, I added some pretty woven ribbon to fill in the tree a bit.

Pink Roses on Christmas tree

Simple right?!?

Fresh Flower Tree Topper

Oh yeah, I did end up serving Champagne and Chai Tea White Russians along with coffee because I can’t leave well enough alone. 😉

That’s it for my Fresh Flower Christmas Tree tour.

I hope you’ve enjoyed it.

I am blog hopping with some BFFs today, so check out their home tours for more Holiday inspiration!

A BIG thanks to Leen from Sand Dollar Lane for putting this tour together.

Next on tour is a stop at Amy’s from Atta Girl Says.

You will love her tour!

Until next time,


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Six tips your mom knows about decorating a Christmas Tree.

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  5. Leen Curinga says:

    How very clever to place fresh flowers on the tree! Its so pretty and I love that they are party favors too! I want to be your neighbor!

  6. Your neighborhood progressive party sounds like so much fun! Your fresh flowers on the tree and in arrangements are so pretty.

  7. Libbie – your fresh flower Christmas tree is gorgeous. Such a wonderful and festive idea! We would love to be added to your neighborhood party. LOL A great way to usher in the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!

  8. Lindsay Aratari says:

    That centerpiece is so pretty and such a good idea! Love it!

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  10. I love a progressive dinner! So much fun. And I love your party favor idea. Such a great idea for a tree.

  11. This is so interesting! I love it. I’ve always wanted to try a progressive dinner. It sounds like so much fun. I think my readers would enjoy this ideas as much as I do so I’d love for you to come share it on my three link parties, Happiness is Homemade, Traffic Jam Weekend, and You’re the Star Blog Hop. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

  12. Kate Rodgers says:

    What a fun idea! The flowers look so cute in the light bulb vases. And I’d love to be a guest at one of your dinners!!

  13. Sonya says:

    I absolutely love the flowers on your tree, how original and beautiful. So happy to be on the blog tour with you again this year. Happy Holidays

  14. Crissy says:

    What a great idea to use fresh flowers on your tree! I love the idea of a progressive for dinner too. I should start that tradition with some friends. Happy holidays, Libbie!

  15. Kippi says:

    Your fresh flower Christmas tree is stunning. The idea of using the light bulbs to attach them to the tree was brilliant.
    Merry Christmas,

  16. Angela says:

    Your tree with the fresh flowers is absolutely gorgeous! What a great idea to use light bulbs as vases. I never would have thought of that. Beautiful!!

  17. Ann says:

    Such a beautiful tree! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.

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  19. Stunning idea and decoration of your tree Libbie – I love it! Congrats for being one of our featured guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy #515! Hope your Thanksgiving was fab!

  20. Such a beautiful tree and a creative idea! A progressive dinner sounds like a fun neighborhood tradition! Happy Holidays, Libbie!

  21. Rebecca says:

    What a unique idea, Libbie! The tree looks beautiful adorned with fresh flowers. Your guests must have been thrilled to receive such a lovely favor! I’ve never been to a progressive dinner party…it sure sounds like fun! It was nice hopping with you. Pinned!

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  26. New Port Richey Florist says:

    Love the idea, a Floral Christmas Tree!

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