Boozie Bouquets

Welcome to The Shy Flower’s exclusive flower arranging class! Come to the Chicago Suburb’s and learn the art of hand-tied bouquets in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Elevate your floral skills and create stunning arrangements that impress. Our Hand-Tied Flower Arranging Class is your ticket to mastering the art of floral design while sipping on your favorite drinks with friends.

At Boozie Bouquet, we believe that crafting beautiful bouquets should be an experience filled with joy and laughter. That’s why these classes are designed to be fun, interactive, and perfect for everyone, from beginners to seasoned enthusiasts.

In our Hand-Tied Flower Arranging Class, you’ll learn the timeless technique of creating stunning bouquets without the need for cumbersome floral foam or complicated mechanics. Our expert instructors will guide you through every step of the process, from selecting the freshest blooms to mastering the art of hand-tied techniques.

But that’s not all – at Boozie Bouquet, we know that creativity flourishes best in a relaxed and social setting. That’s why our classes are held in a fun and welcoming environment where you can unwind, mingle with fellow flower lovers, and enjoy some refreshment while letting your imagination run wild.

Whether you’re looking to impress your friends with beautiful homemade bouquets or simply want to indulge in a fun and creative activity, our Hand-Tied Flower Arranging Class is the perfect choice. Are you ready to immerse yourself in a world of vibrant blooms and creative expression? Look no further. Sign up now and elevate your floral skills with Boozie Bouquets!

Hydrating Your Flowers and Centerpiece Instruction

Class location: Shy Flower Studio in Hubbard Woods; 1046 Gage Street Unit C Winnetka, IL

$125 per person; includes light nibbles and cocktails. Guests will leave with a beautiful arrangement valued over $125,  a recipe card, and professional tips to find success at home!

June 20, 2024, 9:30 -11:30 AM 

Hydrating Your Own Cut Flowers and Spiral Tied Bouquet

Class location: Shy Flower Studio in Hubbard Woods; 1046 Gage Street Unit C Winnetka, IL

$125 per person; includes light nibbles and cocktails. Guests will leave with a spiral tied bouquet, a vase and valuable professional tips to find success at home!

July 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Floral Design Classes

Elevate your skills and unleash your creativity as you dive into the world of flower arranging with our expert instructors.

We believe in sustainable flower arranging techniques. With chicken wire mechanics, you’ll learn an age old method that provides stability and versatility in your arrangements. Say goodbye to foam and hello to an easy, sustainable and eco-friendly approach.

What to Expect:
Expert Guidance:

Our experienced instructors will guide you through every step of the process, from selecting the freshest blooms to mastering various arranging techniques.

Hands-On Learning:

Roll up your sleeves and dive right into creating stunning arrangements. Our classes are designed to be interactive, ensuring you get ample practice and feedback.

Creativity Unleashed:

Discover the freedom to express yourself artistically. Whether you prefer classic elegance or bold contemporary designs, our class will help you cultivate your unique style.

Sustainable Practices:

Learn how to minimize waste and adopt sustainable practices in your floral creations. Chicken wire mechanics not only provide stability but also reduce environmental impact.

Who Can Join:

Our Chicken Wire Flower Arranging Class is perfect for beginners looking to explore the world of floral design, as well as experienced florists seeking to enhance their skills. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional, there’s something for everyone in our classes.

Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your floral artistry and take your arrangements to the next level. Enroll now and embark on a journey of creativity and inspiration with our Chicken Wire Flower Arranging Class!

Introduction to Floral Design 

In this series of two hour classes,  students will learn the basics of hydrating and preparing floral. In addition proportion, style, and color theory will be introduced. Each class will feature a different professional floral mechanic. Students will watch a demonstration and then be led through the design process to create their own floral arrangement. Sign up for 1 or all three! A 5% discount is offering when you sign up for the entire series.

Class location: Shy Flower Studio in Hubbard Woods; 1046 Gage Street Unit C Winnetka, IL
June 11, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Topic: Hydrating your floral
Mechanic: Spiral stem placement

Whether you grow your own flowers or purchase from a store, the key to long lasting flowers is hydration. Learn best practices for caring for your cut flowers.

June 25, 9:30-11:30 AM
Topic: Proportion and the Golden Mean
Mechanic: Chicken Wire

Elevate your arrangements with a little simple math. You will be astounded how one topic can change how you arrange and take your creations to the next level.

July 9, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Topic: Color theory and flower selection and how it influences your design
Mechanic: Kensan; the flower frog

Learn about simple color theories. We will discuss analogous color and why it is a guiding principle at the Shy Flower. In addition we will discuss various flower shapes and why it is important to consider the shape of the flower as well as the color.

July 23, 9:30 11:30 AM
Topic: Create a statement piece without breaking the bank.
Mechanic: The Flora Guppy

Use the bounty of the summer around you to create a statement piece. With the flora guppy you will be able to strategically place your blooms for a maximum impact without needing a bucket full of floral.



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Friday Flowers

Friday Flowers

Quick and Easy and In and Out is the name of the game on our Friday Flowers. Each Friday we will have designers choice, seasonal hand tied bouquets at Hazel James Home in Winnetka and Double Clutch Brewery in Evanston. Preorder here and your Friday Flower Bouquet will be available for pick up on Friday during business hours! Wrapped in brown paper Friday Flowers Bouquets are the perfect hostess gift or just right to take home and brighten up your space for the weekend.

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Growing and Cutting Your Own Flowers with Choosing Calm Farms

Seed Sown Floral

Ready to grow and harvest our own cut flowers? The Shy Flower is pleased to partner with Karin Fink of Choosing Calm Farms to offer this one of a kind class. 

Karin Fink will share her expertise and heirloom seeds so that you can grow unique varieties of our favorite flowers to create exceptional bouquets all summer long. She will coach you through the process from seed to flower. 

Lanie Coldwell will then step in with professional hydrating and arranging techniques to take all your cut flowers to the next level. 

With this knowledge in your toolbox you will be the envy of all your neighbors. 

Please note this is a 2.5 – 3 hour class. Light refreshments will be served. 

$160 per person. Class will be held in the Shy Flower Studio.   SOLD OUT

Dahlia Class

We invite you to learn how to grow dahlias – the late diva of the summer/fall garden – with Choosing Calm flower farmer Karin Fink and The Shy Flower’s Lanie Coldwell. These will be hands on growing classes in Karin’s garden as she gets ready to plant hundreds of dahlia tubers along the sidewalk. Bring your gum boots in case you get dirty!!

Gardeners will receive 10 premium assorted dahlia tubers. You’ll have time to ask all your questions on planting, pest control, fertilizing, cloning if you are interested, seeds vs tubers and how to produce the most productive dahlia garden.

Class spots are very limited. Please visit the Shy Flower website starting tomorrow to purchase tickets.

Class will be Wednesday May 8th 10-11:30 AM. Location will be shared after ticket purchase.

Start dreaming. Get growing.





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Holiday Kid’s Camp

So the new year has arrived and you still have a week before school starts? Looking to get those kiddos out of the house for a little creative exchange? We are excited to announce our first holiday kids camp located at the Shy Flower studio. We will feature two days of crafts and activities that […]

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Flower Arrangement with roses set infant of high tea

Mother’s Day Tea & Petals

Please join the Shy Flower and Central Station Coffee on May 6th or May 7th as we host our annual Mother Day High Tea and Flower Arranging Class. All ages and mother child combinations are welcome. Gal Pals celebrating their escape from their children are welcome too! The event will open with a flower arranging class to share with your mother or special loved one. Once complete, high tea will be served. Professional, casual portraits and candids will be taken by the talented Carolyn Soling of Soling Photography. These digital portraits will be available for purchase.

Mother’s Day High Tea and Flower Class

May 6th or May 7th 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Child Reservation          $238
A reservation includes:
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages for 1 adult and 1 child
  • Flower arrangement to create that will valued at $125
  • Gratuity for servers


Single Adult Only Reservation           $205


A reservation includes:
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages for 1 adult
  • Flower arrangement to create that will valued at $125
  • Gratuity for servers
  • Champagne (per adult) may be added to the reservation.
  • We welcome multiple generations and arrangements. If additional family members are arriving and additional arrangements are needed please purchase those al a carte.
    • $65     Additional adult (Food & Beverage)
    • $12     Champagne per adult
    • $35.    Additional child food (Food & Beverage)
    • $62.    Additional arrangement

*making a reservation for 2 adults no children or parties over 4 please call to make a reservation via phone. 847.707.5497

*for any dietary restrictions or allergies please call the Shy Flower

*tax added at the completion of sale

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The Practice of Flower Bathing

Join us for the Practice of Flower Bathing, a flower and meditation experience. Come experience the meditative power of flower arranging based on the Japanese practice of flower bathing. Lanie Coldwell of the Shy Flower will lead the floral arranging while Kristin Svets of Kristin Svets Coaching leads us through a meditative practice. You will leave with a clear, calm head and a beautiful arrangement to enjoy as you continue to practice the meditative skills learned.


New dates coming soon for summer classes. Stay tuned.

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