Stem Switcheroo

flowers in a square vaseGet two uses out of one set of flowers with this tip, courtesy of Philip Richardson, president of Honolulu-based Current Affairs ( For the for first event, use tall, mixed arrangements of flowers in an assortment of colors to dress up the food stations. On day two, separate the stems by color family and variety and trim down the stems to fit a short, square vase. Presto! You've got a chic, monochromatic floral arrangement for your second gathering.