The popular tradition of homecoming mums is alive and well. This craze happens not only in Texas but also in parts of Oklahoma and Louisiana.
In this article we will explain how this amazing tradition came about, and also show you where to get supplies.
Homecoming Mums History
A simple corsage has been a part of homecoming for decades. In the 1960’s and 70’s Texas homecoming corsages began to increase in size and flashiness until they got to the size they are today.
Normally the boy will make a mum for the girl he is taking to the game.
Now this is a bit of tongue twister, but… Moms help sons make their mums.
Don’t worry though guys, you get to wear a mum as well. The girls make a garter mum for the boy that is worn around the arm.
You can either make your own or buy something ready made and then personalize it. The way to personalize it is to add stuff like the year you are graduating.
Homecoming Mum Supplies
The main things you will need to make a mum include:
- Star stickers
- Glue gun
- Sticky numbers
You can find all these mum supplies in our store.
If you are looking for a tutorial that will walk you through the mum making process this is a great one.
Homecoming Mum Tutorial
Your local craft store will have plenty of supplies to help you make a mum.
You can see some examples on Pinterest.
Homecoming Mum Bear
In recent years it has become customary to put something in the middle of the mum, like a cute teddy bear. You can find a range of teddy bears in our store.
How to attach a Homecoming Mum
Often left as an after thought it is important to plan for how the mum will be attached to the girl. You can either include a ribbon for her to hang it around her neck, or make sure she will be able to pin it to her dress if that is her preference.
It’s a good idea to ask the girl so she can decide how she wants to attach it.
After the event the mums are often stored away in a cardboard box to be proudly pulled out and shown off for years to come.
Are you going to make a homecoming mum this year?