Texas Mums for Homecoming Weekend

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Across the country, homecoming celebrations can get pretty wild – from pep rallies to bonfires, football rivalries, and parades. But Texas is home to perhaps the most elaborate and over-the-top homecoming tradition, that of Texas mums. While the rest of the country is choosing elegant corsages and suave boutonnieres, Fort Worth students will be designing – or paying for someone to create – the most impressive mum they can muster. And though a way of life here, the tradition is rarely seen anyplace else (although Oklahoma is beginning to catch on).

For those of you new to the state, here is a quick synopsis of this Texas-sized tradition:

* The first homecoming mums were real and therefore, normal sized, often decorated with ribbons.
Because they are fall flowers, they were an obvious choice for the autumn formal dance.

* No one is really sure why the mums began to get so elaborate and huge, except perhaps the fact that Texas
takes every opportunity to do things bigger!

* Mums are no longer real, as they have grown to impressive size and girth. Silk versions are the most popular.

* Designers and professional mum makers add ribbons, baubles, stuffed animals, and even LED lights.

* Although new freshmen are eager to get their first mum, it is frowned upon to get too elaborate early on, with the
tradition dictating that the mum “grow” every year. Freshmen and sophomores will normally decorate with school
colors, juniors will add silver ribbons and lettering, and gold decorations are reserved for seniors.

* A young lady’s date also gets a version of the mum, called a garter and worn around his upper arm. Like a
boutonniere, the garter is a smaller version of the corsage or mum, similar in design.

We love that Texas has a tradition all their own for homecoming!

Gordon Boswell Florist is your premiere choice for formal flowers, bouquets and arrangements for all occasions. We deliver throughout the greater Fort Worth area.


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Homecoming Flowers – From the Game to the Dance

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In the life of a high school student, homecoming weekend is one of the most exciting of the year. From the pep rallies to the parades; from the football game to the formal dance – there is a lot going on, and its all fun! Although over the years some of the traditional formality has faded, homecoming flowers still play an important role throughout all of the events and festivities. The floral designers at Gordon Boswell are dedicated to ensuring that you have the perfect flowers, whether that means matching the dress or showing off your school colors!

gbbllueWristlets and boutonnieres can take on a modern feel with vibrant colors, non-traditional flowers and contemporary design and color palettes. Featuring white ranunculus, blue agapanthus and white dendrobium orchids, the creations above are no ordinary homecoming flowers! And they aren’t only for school dances – these are perfect for the homecoming court, favorite teachers, or even for a group of friends to simply show their school spirit at the football game. Tell us your school colors, and we’ll design something unique and fresh just for you.

homecoming flowers Lavish pink garden roses combine with pink alstroemeria to create a delicate corsage that is surprisingly romantic and chic; while this royal purple dendrobium orchid wrist corsage is dramatically regal. And for those who prefer the classic and traditional, there is plenty to choose from as well – as evidenced in this crisp white rose corsage on a pearl wristlet. Don’t forget to bring a bouquet of flowers for the homecoming queen!

homecoming flowersNo matter your traditions, your school colors, or your personal style – the place in Fort Worth for the most beautiful and unique homecoming flowers is Gordon Boswell. This year, make a floral statement no one can ignore – we’d love to help.