Saturday, February 28, 2009

Recession Proofing

Dear Flower Bar Friends,

We have a couple of things to announce. As the economy shifts, we’ve found ourselves needing a little reinvention. Our retail store has temporarily closed, and we’ve moved into a production workshop space to specifically focus on events and weekly subscription accounts for homes and businesses.

This is an especially exciting time for us! Eliminating the day-to-day delivery orders gives us more time to work on our events and accounts, focusing even more on every little detail.

We will be specializing in three areas:

**Weddings and events**- economy sensitive packages…eliminating our daily overhead will allow us to offer our services at a steep discount. What used to be a $1-$3k wedding is now offered starting at $500!!

**Home and Office Subscription Accounts**- have fresh flowers delivered (locally) to your home or office every week.

**Workshop parties**- Hosting a flower arranging party, is a fun way for you and your guests to get creative together. We are the only florist in Atlanta that offers this service.

Thank you for your continued support over the years!! And thanks for spreading the word about Flower Bar’s event, workshop, and subscription account services!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Floral Design Workshops

Hosting a flower arranging party, is a fun way for you and your guests to get creative together. Our workshops are perfect for small social events of 10-20 people. A Flower Bar designer comes to your location with all the fresh flowers and supplies needed for a fun and educational flower designing experience. Workshops generally last two hours. Custom packages are also available. All participants get to keep their creations! Call 404-431-0811 to book your party’s floral design workshop.

Cost: $50/hr designer fee, plus your choice of Participant Supply Package below.

Participant Packages:

Novelty- $15 ea
When it's more about the activity and fun, than the actual outcome of the participants’ arrangements.

Hidden Talent- $25 ea
A colorful mix of seasonal flowers are used. Participants learn tips and techniques that help them make their own little masterpieces.

The Martha- $45 ea
For the higher-brow craftster. Fancy flowers and artifacts are used in designs. Participants get all the tools and attention they need to make professional looking arrangements.

The Apprentice- $65 ea
Participants get to choose from a variety of our highest quality supplies. Each participant makes two pieces as the designer guides them through their own creative experience.

Flower Bar is a full service florist for special events and weekly accounts in the Metro Atlanta area. We specialize in weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, and regular subscription accounts for your Home or Business.

Call 404-431-0811 for more info

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine '09


...And just like clockwork, our phone has started ringing (a lot!) just a few days before Valentine's Day.

This year, Vday falls on a Saturday. Instead of scheduling a delivery, you may want to pick up your flowers and hand deliver them to your honey. If this is your plan, we strongly encourage you to call in your order early. If you wait until the day of, you may have to wait a bit for us to prepare an arrangement for you....or worse, there may not be a lot of flowers from which to choose! We've sold out of flowers every year.

Having said that, Flower Bar will have a ton of inventory for walk in sales on Friday 2/13 and Saturday 2/14....just try to get here early if you can!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Unique Valentine's Day Bouquets

Valentine's Day is coming up this Saturday, February 14th! Flower Bar will offer all kinds of beautiful arrangements to fit your particular romantic situation...and budget! We've done our research and we are going to be the lowest priced florist included in the Top Five Florists of Atlanta.
Order your flowers to be delivered to your honey's office earlier in the week, so that they can enjoy their blooms all week long. Or schedule your pick up here at our shop on Saturday.
TIPS: Order your Valentine's Day arrangement early....even if you are planning to your flowers up on Saturday. We've sold out of blooms for three Valetine's Days in a row!
Call us at 404-641-0590 for more info.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's A Good Sign If the Media Calls US!!

For the second year in a row, Flower Bar has been lucky enough for a media outlet to call US asking to promote our business for Valentine's Day! Last year we had the pleasure of appearing on FOX's Good Day Atlanta, to show off our Valentine's Day specials and host an "Anchor Challenge" where each of the news anchors attempted a floral design of their own. It was great fun and we got a lot of attention for it.

THIS YEAR we are partnering with Atlanta's popular radio station 92.9 Dave FM (a CBS Radio station). Listen all week from Saturday Feb 7th to Saturday Feb 14th for our $50 gift certificate giveaways! Flower Bar will also be sponsoring the music played over the weekend!
We appreciate 92.9 Dave FM's recognition and invitation to participate in their Valentine's Week promotions.
To order your Valentine's Day flowers call 404-641-0590.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Free Cupcakes With Your Dozen Roses

Just to be different, this year we are offering two free cupcakes with your order of a dozen roses for Valentine's Day. Please order before Tuesday, February 10th to get your free cupcakes. The cupcakes come in a pretty little box with a bow.

Flower Bar will have several different versions of our dozen roses. Choose the contemporary version, as seen in this photo, or go for the more traditional arrangements-- long stemmed.

Valentine's Day is on a Saturday this year. We are encouraging our customers to send flowers earlier in the week so that your honey can enjoy their flowers all week long! We will also be delivering throughout the day on Saturday, February 14th.

Call 404-641-0590 to order the best Valentine's Day flowers in Atlanta!!