Flower bucket bouquets are a fun way to give high school drill team dancers or a cheer team flowers after a performance. DIY Flower buckets are easy to make gifts that will get big smiles!

Dance Performance Flower Bucket Bouquet Gift

Dance Performance Flower Bucket Bouquets

Flower bucket bouquets are so much fun and nothing makes high school drill team dancers smile more after a performance than showering them with bouquets of flowers!  Whether it’s a dance show, music recital, cheer competition or theater production, it’s a tradition to give someone flowers after a performance as a way to say congratulations.

This weekend my daughter’s drill team performed in their spring show. Instead of us giving them individual flower bouquets after their dance performance, they made flower buckets for each other.

The flower buckets were then displayed on a table with a small amount of water, so anyone could add flowers to make a gorgeous bucket bouquet!

High School Drill Team dancer holding Flower Bucket Bouquet Living Locurto
Beautiful Flower Bucket Bouquets for Drill Team Dance Performance.

Why Do Dancers Get Flowers?

Why do dancers receive flowers after a performance? It is a tradition to express appreciation and how proud you are of their dancing achievements. For years, admirers and fans give flowers to dancers to symbolize how much they are loved and adored.

What Type of Flowers Do You Give After a Dance Performance?

Wondering what kind of flowers to give dancers after a performance? Long stem roses are the traditional flower to give to someone. But with flower buckets any long stem flower is welcome to make a flower bucket bouquet.

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How Does the Flower Bucket Idea Work?

How does the flower bucket idea work? For our drill team, the big sis and little sis each made one for the other. If you have a high school drill team or cheer team that doesn’t have big/little sis’s you could draw names or have the girls make their own flower bucket. 

Get detailed directions on how to make a flower bucket below. You’ll need this type of bucket.

10 Beautiful Flower Bucket Bouquets

Here are some of the flower buckets our drill team girls made for each other. They were all so cute and made giving dance recital flowers even more special!

I made cute personalized tags for my daughter’s friends. Don’t forget to add a gift card to your flowers too. Find some–> free printable gift tags here.

Flower Buckets Drill Team Gift Tags

I hope you enjoy these fun ideas for giving flowers after a dance performance. Scroll down to get directions on how to make flower buckets for your team too.

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I love this flower bucket with twinkling lights!

Cheer Drill Team Dance Performance Flower Bucket with Lights

Dance Performance Flower Bucket Bouquet Gift
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How Do You Make a Flower Bucket?

It’s super easy to make your own flower bucket. All it takes is a big bucket, paint and some imagination. You might also love this Washi Tape Wall Art too.

Dance Performance Flower Bucket

Flower bucket bouquets are a fun way to give high school drill team dancers or a cheer team flowers after a performance. DIY Flower buckets are easy to make gifts that will get big smiles!
Prep Time15 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Yield: 1 Flower Bucket
Author: Amy Locurto



  • Start by spray painting the bucket.
  • Paint the performer’s name on the bucket. You could also use large vinyl letter stickers.
  • Add photos if you want.
  • Seal the paint and photos with Mod Podge.
  • Continue decorating the bucket by attaching embellishments with hot glue.
  • The day of the performance, display flower buckets with a small amount of water in each bucket. Tell family and friends to bring long stemmed flowers with gift tags attached to the show to add to the buckets for beautiful take home bucket bouquets!


Find free printable gift tags here for your flowers! 
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Course: Craft
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bouquet, bucket, craft, dance, drill team, flower arrangement, flowers, gift

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  1. What a great idea! I’ve seen tose buckets at building supply stores. I love this. It’s especially great to have family and friends bring the flowers! Great way to celebrate and recognize a student’s hard work!

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