Can I Really Use an Internet Florist for our Bar Mitzvah?

If you're looking for an economical way to decorate your party with flowers, look no further than the computer in front of you. There are now a host of online companies that have simplified and streamlined the process, enabling you to view and order all the floral centerpieces you need.

The upside is lower pricing, convenience and efficiency; you browse, you order, the ready-to-place arrangements are shipped straight to your party venue where they are received and set out by your planner, caterer or venue staff member. The downside is that your selection is somewhat limited. So if you're dead set on truly exotic blooms, very tall arrangements, special vessels or uncommon color schemes, you'll most likely need to discuss your custom job with a local florist/decorator. (See our Vendor Quick Search to find a local florist.)

All the arrangements below are less than 15" high so your guests can see each other across the table, yet full and fancy enough that your mother won't be able accuse you of scrimping!

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This lavish arrangement of 18 roses is arranged in a glass bubble bowl and accented with delicate florals. Perfect height for a centerpiece at a round table for 10 or 12, the Bubble Bowl Bouquet is approximately 12"H x 8"D. $84.99

Floral designer Julie Mulligan gets bat mitzvahs right with this bright, fun arrangement called "Tulips & Jelly Beans." And, yes, the jelly beans are edible! $60.

A chic, stunning arrangement! Fresh bundles of roses, carnations, stock, hypericum and Calla lilies are grouped separately in the European style and hand-tied with raffia, in a glass cylinder vase; measures 6"H x 6"D. Arrangement measures approximately 15"H x 19"D. $99.99. Available year round.

Lavender joy. Available year round.

Social justice meets floral elegance with this irresistible bouquet of twelve classic long-stem red roses, paired with six exquisite white calla lilies. This breathtaking combination of blooms, picked at the peak of perfection from select floral farms in Colombia that meet specific social and environmental standards. has selected these flower growers who insist on improving the living standards of farm workers and their families, as well as preserving and protecting the natural resources of the individual farms. $59.99 includes glass vase.

Fields of Europe.

Expert floral designer Jane Packer, winner of the prestigious Prince Philip Medal, has created an exquisite arrangement with a dash of panache - a hand-tied bouquet of the most vibrant crimson 'Grand Prix' roses nested in an eye-catching ruby red or winter white sequin handbag. Bag measures 11"H x 5"W. $65.

Dazzle guests with Jane Packer’s eye-catching hand-tied "Hues of Pink" bouquet crafted from such rare rose varieties as ‘Sweet Akito,’ ‘Engagement,’ and ‘Candy Bianca,’ all in breathtaking shades of pink. Accented by bush ivy with berries, salal and black ti leaves, it’s accompanied by a clear glass cylinder vase which measures 6”H x 6”D. $120.

Jane Carroll's signature Trug™ design will be an instant scene stealer for any occasion. A combination of vase and votive candle holder, each Trug™ is antiqued aged wood in a deep chocolate finish. It will arrive with fresh flowers in shades of raspberry and burgundy, or orange and gold. After the flowers have faded each glass holder fits a standard-size votive candle. 12"H x 4"W x 14"L. Choose your color scheme of flowers: raspberry-burgundy or orange-gold. $99.

Gorgeous blooms and unmatched fragrance make this collection of 8 fresh roses, white stock, white waxflower or ‘Millionstar’ gypsophila and curly willow in a 4”x 4” glass cube a statement of endless elegance! Available with cream, peach, pink, red, white, lavender or yellow roses, this centerpiece adds that unique touch of sophistication to every table. $49.99.

Bring the beauty of Israel into your celebration with these "Fields of Israel" flowers, 20 spectacular stems of pale orange sweetheart roses with pink flair hypericum berries and variegated pittosporum, all grown in Israel's lush fields. Shipped overnight to ensure freshness. You may need to arrange for someone at your party venue to trim these very special but very long stems down to centerpiece height before placing them in short vases -- a bit of extra trouble but well worth it for an Israel-themed celebration. $44.99.

Zen simplicity meets festive exuberance in this striking, 20-stem display of deep purple dendrobium orchids arranged with lily grass and accompanied by a chic glass vase. Created by floral designer Jane Packer. $100.

Renowned floral designer Jane Carroll stretches the boundaries of her imagination with this exquisite and unique fall centerpiece. Using fresh seasonal flowers and flora such as roses, freesia, hydrangea and hypericum berries, Jane serves up a feast for the eyes on a round tray, covered in lamb’s ear foliage, that surrounds a lily bulb candle from Vance Kitira, an expert in handcrafting nature-inspired candles since 1991. $175. icon

Three exquisite mini hand-tied bouquets of hot pink ‘Ravel’ roses are arranged to sit atop a trio of votive holders delicately wrapped in monstera leaves and tied in hot pink wire. For a fun touch of whimsy, floral designer Jane Carroll, rests a beautiful butterfly pick on one of the votives. Candles are not included. $75 for three. icon

If you're doing a centerpiece that's all about your party theme (like a stack of to-be-donated books for a tzedakah themed event) but still want floral elegance for your tables, consider placing two or three small arrangements like these on your tables. The roses and the 4.5"H silver julep cup will add the style and finesse you're looking for. $39.99

Serve up a centerpiece of pure sophistication and imagination with celebrity expert floral designer Jane Carroll's Cake Plate™. Using fresh seasonal flowers and flora such as roses and hypericum, Jane creates a feast for the eyes beautifully presented on an antiqued rust charger plate. This one-of-kind arrangement also arrives with three tea lights as well as a chocolate-colored, hand rubbed wooden top wrapped in fresh bear grass. Measures 5"H x 18"D. $195. CAKE PLATE(TM) BY JANE CARROLL

Step outside the box with this fashion-forward centerpiece by celebrity floral expert Jane Carroll, which was recently featured on national television. Each creation starts with an actual shoe that's hand decorated with seasonal flowers and foliage for a fun and funky design. No two will be exactly alike. The style of each shoe will vary with the season— as will the variety of flowers and colors—making each piece a unique work of art. Measures approximately 5"H x 4"W x 9"L. $165.

A glorious and festive 6.75"H mosaic vase in orange, green and yellow supports an equally festive bouquet of one dozen Aalsmeer Gold roses. Darling and fun for any celebration! Created by floral designer Julie Mulligan. $59.99.

Expert floral designer Jane Carroll's handsome tote made of natural woven reeds is filled with a beautiful, color-coordinated green cymbidium orchid for a gorgeous and fashionable gift they'll never forget! Once the flowers are spent, they can simply remove the protective plastic lining and the tote becomes the perfect accessory for a day at the beach or a night on the town! Tote measures 8"H x 3.5"W x 8"L. $95.

Timeless and romantic, this striking centerpiece of roses, miniature carnations, white daisy poms, 'Millionstar' gypsophila and leather leaf creates a mood of elegance that will delight your guests. Available with your choice of cream, pink, peach, white, yellow, red, lavender, or multicolored roses. $59.99

Here's a darling arrangement, in a wicker keepsake baseket, of lilies, snapdragons, mums, aster, heather and salal. $59.99 or $49.99

Here's a fresh idea: instead of flowers, place this lush arrangement of greenery in the center of your table, then donate the arrangements to a nearby nursing home or shelter afterward. It's a gift you can be sure will last. These work beautifully for your environment-themed parties, as well! The large, $54.99, is 16" high; the medium, $44.99, is 14" high.