In Texas, and the southern states surrounding it, Homecoming is a tradition dating back to the 1950’s and is signified and exemplified by Homecoming mums and garters with mums. The garter mums are normally given to the Boy. The Girl receives a much larger, more elaborate version. They can be made or purchased, but when purchased, the cost can be much more than if self-made.
A silk Mum is attached to a backing, then ribbons are usually added and in school colors or grades; i.e. Seniors, Juniors, etc..
Trinkets such as a drum for band, A hat or boots for drill teams – Pom-poms for cheerleading – Letters spelling the individual’s name and their grade – “HOMECOMING” trinket with the
graduation year, any activities they are involved in, etc. – Feather boas or feathers – Flashing lights attached to ribbons – Teddy bears or school mascots, in stuffed animal form, hot glued on to the silk mum – Garlands can be intertwined within the ribbons and any Braided ribbons or any intricate ribbon creation – Anything else that looks decorative and spirited – no end to options for decorating….A homecoming mum makes a wonderful High School Memory that lasts and lasts…..