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The Everything Guide to Texas Homecoming Mums: Unraveling Tradition, Spirit, and a Dash of Over-the-Top Fun!

Updated: Dec 26, 2023

guide to Texas homecoming mums
Guide to Texas homecoming mums

Welcome to the Lone Star State, where everything is bigger, including our legendary homecoming mums! If you're new to Texas or just curious about these extravagant creations, buckle up for a ride into the fun, spirited, and occasionally over-the-top world of Texas Homecoming mums.

In the immortal words of Lyle Lovett, "that's right, you're not from Texas, but Texas wants you anyway." So, welcome! Now, let's dive into the captivating history and vibrant culture of these iconic Texas corsages.

Believe it or not, the homecoming mum dates back to the early 20th when it started as a simple corsage given to a date for the homecoming football game. Fast forward to my 1980's high school years, and mums were evolving into grander expressions of school spirit. Streamers started swirling around the knee, and the more trinkets and bells dangling, the better. Initially, local florists glued an array of decorations onto a big, fresh chrysanthemum flower. However, as times changed, silk flowers became the norm, allowing for even more extravagant designs—enter the era of the mega mum!

At its core, a homecoming mum is a celebration of a moment in time, school spirit, and the unique personality of the wearer.

I get it—the choices can be overwhelming. That's why I've crafted a handy guide to help you navigate the process of ordering a homecoming mum. While tradition suggests one flower per grade, with underclassmen opting for school colors and seniors rocking white, these "rules" aren't set in stone. Feel free to embrace your favorite colors and styles—be a trendsetter! One piece of advice: save the colossal mum for your senior year—it's a rite of passage worth looking forward to.

I hope this guide to Texas homecoming mums was helpful. Got questions? Reach out anytime. Need some inspiration? Check out my gallery showcasing past mums and garters.

If you're ready to take the plunge and order your own piece of Texas tradition, click here. Let's make your homecoming mum dreams come true!


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