Punch Drunk Love: Peonies for a Party

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend with their friends and family. I had a fabulous one! Over the holiday weekend I got to see the Peony Garden at the Arboreturm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It’s a highlight for all the green thumbs and not-so-green thumbs, like me. Since peonies have such a short bloom window (generally from mid-May to early June in the midwest), I got their in prime time to see the garden in 70% bloom although some of them were heavy and had wilted down to the ground due to the humidity and heaviness of each stem. They’re highly sought after during wedding season for their luscious colors and multiple layers, truly a decadent choice for any occasion.

It’s awe inspiring to see the amount of work that goes into organizing all the magnificent varieties. The fuschias and pinks would make for a delightful theme for a bachelorette party or bridal brunch. Kinda like a punch drunk love – a dazzling array of hues. See for yourself…

1. Maid of Honor koozie, $2.95

2. Bachelorette/bride koozie, $2.95

Three summery beverages for a bachelorette soirée or brunch, clockwise from top right: A light fizzy drink of seltzer, orange zest and slice of fresh orange; a refreshing pink lemonade with splash of vodka and lime juice; water with fresh mint.

 3. Punch Drunk Love set from Pom Love, $18

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