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by Allen J. Sheinman | September 30, 2011

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The next time you run out of ideas for a theme, consider tying in room and/or table décor with the officially designated bird or flower of the state in which your event occurs. In other words, use pride of place as a placemat.


State
Bird/Flower
 Alabama: Yellowhammer/Camellia
 Alaska: Willow Ptarmigan/Forget Me Not
 Arizona: Cactus Wren/Saguaro Cactus Blossom
 Arkansas:
 Mockingbird/Apple Blossom
 California:
 California Valley Quail/California Poppy
 Colorado:
 Lark Bunting/Rocky Mountain Columbine
 Connecticut:
 Robin/Mountain Laurel
 Delaware:
 Blue Hen Chicken/Peach Blossom
 Florida:
 Mockingbird/Orange Blossom
 Georgia:
 Brown Thrasher/Cherokee Rose
 Hawaii:
 Nene/Pua Aloalo
 Idaho:
 Mountain Bluebird/Syringa-Mock Orange
 Illinois:
 Cardinal/Purple Violet
 Indiana:
 Cardinal/Peony
 Iowa:
 Eastern Goldfinch/Wild Prairie Rose
 Kansas:
 Western Meadowlark/Sunflower
 Kentucky:
 Cardinal/Goldenrod
 Louisiana:
 Eastern Brown Pelican/Magnolia
 Maine:
 Chickadee/White Pine Cone and Tassel
 Maryland:
 Baltimore Oriole/Black-Eyed Susan
 Massachusetts:
 Chickadee/Trailing-Arbutus
 Michigan:
 Robin/Apple Blossom
 Minnesota:
 Common Loon/Pink and White Lady’s Slipper
 Mississippi:
 Mockingbird/Magnolia
 Missouri:
 Bluebird/Hawthorn
 Montana:
 Western Meadowlark/Bitterroot
 Nebraska:
 Western Meadowlark/Goldenrod
 Nevada:
 Mountain Bluebird/Sagebrush
 New Hampshire:
 Purple Finch/Purple Lilac
 New Jersey:
 Eastern Goldfinch/Violet
 New Mexico:
 Roadrunner/Yucca Flower
 New York:
 Bluebird/Rose
 North Carolina:
 Cardinal/American Dogwood
 North Dakota:
 Western Meadowlark/Wild Prairie Rose
 Ohio:
 Cardinal/Scarlet Carnation
 Oklahoma:
 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher/Mistletoe
 Oregon:
 Western Meadowlark/Oregon Grape
 Pennsylvania:
 Ruffed Grouse/Mountain Laurel
 Rhode Island:
 Rhode Island Red/Violet
 South Carolina:
 Great Carolina Wren/Yellow Jessamine
 South Dakota:
 Ring-Necked Pheasant/Pasque Flower
 Tennessee:
 Mockingbird/Iris
 Texas:
 Mockingbird/Bluebonnet
 Utah: 
 Common American Gull/Sego Lily
 Vermont:
 Hermit Thrush/Red Clover
 Virginia:
 Cardinal/American Dogwood
 Washington:
 Willow Goldfinch/Coast Rhododendron
 West Virginia:
 Cardinal/Rhododendron
 Wisconsin:
 Robin/Wood Violet
 Wyoming:
 Western Meadowlark/Indian Paintbrush


Source: Meetings & Conventions