Mums are a type of flower extremely popular in Texas during the homecoming season. This is because mums have a longstanding tradition of being worn by high school girls and boys while attending their homecoming parade, dance and football game. Mums are such an important part of the homecoming tradition that many people keep theirs long after graduation.
Those who aren’t from Texas might not understand the tradition, but it holds a lot of history—some people even say that Texans started giving each other mums back in the 1930s.
Read on if you’re interested in learning more about these beautiful homecoming mums.
How mums are worn
Traditionally, boys and girls wear their mums differently. For girls, the mums are usually worn around the neck. Boys, on the other hand, usually wear their mums on their wrists or arms. Called a garter, the mum corsage for the boy is usually smaller than it is for the girl.
Mums are a huge part of the homecoming dance experience. Traditionally, one teenager will ask another to the homecoming dance by offering them a date mum. If two teenagers are attending a homecoming dance together, their mums should match.
Where to get mums
Some people attempt to make a mum corsage on their own, though it’s usually best to contact a professional florist. It’s easy to make a mistake when trying to create a mum corsage on your own—not to mention that the supplies for creating one are quite expensive. You might even end up saving money by hiring a professional instead.
Mums play an important part in every teenager’s high school experience, which is why it’s important that the corsage looks perfect. Usually, a good florist will work with you on price—just be sure to work with a reputable florist who has years of experience in producing beautiful corsages.
How long does it take to create a mum arrangement?
It’s a good rule of thumb to order your mum arrangement a few weeks in advance. While simple arrangements may not take that long, you can never tell when a florist will get extra busy. This is especially a possibility during the homecoming season. If you don’t want your child to end up mum-less, start planning right away. Plus, arrangements are often cheaper when you order them in advance instead of at the last minute.
Decorating mum arrangements
A homecoming mum corsage should show off the wearer’s personality. This might mean including LED lights, glitter, costume jewelry or other features. There are plenty of ways to make a mum corsage more creative—just be sure to get an expert’s advice first. You don’t want to end up accidentally destroying an arrangement by adding heavy decorations or too much adhesive.
If you’re looking for the perfect homecoming mum corsage or another flower arrangement, contact the expert florists at It’s Just for You Flower Delivery. We create handcrafted flower arrangements that are sure to brighten up almost any event. Make your next special occasion one to remember by letting us take care of your flower arrangement needs.