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This Meetup is all about arranging flowers & creating floral projects to take home the same night. Most of the time we’ll be using fresh flowers, but an occasional silk flower project is a possibility.

We’ll meet at the Organizer’s Manor House in Orting, WA, not far from Sumner, Puyallup, and Bonney Lake. The Manor House is situated on a shy-2-acre lot with a security gate, on State Highway 162. There is a modest cost to cover the materials used for the monthly projects. The group discussed snacks & decided we don't really need them, so no expense there. But don't be shy if you want Julia to brew you a cup of tea or coffee!

We’ll experience Do-It-Yourself Flower Arranging at its best! If you don’t think you can arrange flowers, you’ll surprise yourself. And your confidence will grow each month. The Meetup Organizer is a 30 year professional florist. She will gently guide and teach each month, in a very encouraging, non-threatening manner. Nobody is too dumb to learn about flower arranging!!

Join this Meetup if you want to make some pretty, flowery things, regularly, and show them off to your girlfriends and family. Wear or bring a bib apron if you have one, just in case we do something messy—and sometimes your hands might get a little dirty (or green!) It's best that you have your own flower snipper, wire cutter & ribbon scissors to use, but we can share flower tools if necessary. Julia doesn’t have 15 sets of tools, so sharing across the table may require just a touch of patience, like in grade school.

Members are expected be active participants. Don’t come if you’re cynical, grumpy or really negative, or if you feel the need to criticize other people’s work. But if you’re just having a bad day, please DO come! You’ll feel better by the time you go to bed!

The Organizer needs you to reply on time, and pay in advance via PayPal, in order to have all the supplies necessary. Julia will buy enough for everyone who responds!!

Refunds are available only if the floral supplies have not yet been purchased by Julia. Cancellations with last minute refunds would create an undue financial burden on the Organizer. If you have an emergency, please let Julia know and she will do her best to accommodate.

Newcomers are welcome. We’ll do introductions every time, so that people can get to know each other. Julia likes nametags, so we’ll probably wear them. We will agree as a group to be ever patient with newbies, so that you don’t feel intimidated. Flower arranging is for anyone & everyone.

Finding the Manor House is easy via GPS or mapping program. The Meetup start time is 6:30 p.m., and we’ll do a little un-winding, and begin arranging by 6:45. We will usually be finished with our project in an hour, and you can hang out until 8:30 or so, but if it’s a school night, you’ll definitely not want to stay longer than nine.

If you still have any questions after reading all of this, please send Julia a message, and she promises to get right back to you!

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