Sunday, October 24, 2021

What Exactly Is A Texas Homecoming Mum?

 I agree, it's an odd tradition Texas has. Maybe if I grew up here I'd understand it. 



So normally the day before Homecoming students wear these mums. Generally they are school colors. But Natalie wanted a Tangled mum. You know, the Disney movie? You're also supposed to represent what you do in high school on it. As you see, Natalie does theatre. 

I looked it up and one site said the mums are to show the kids how much their parent loves them? Or if they are in a relationship a couple exchanges a mum. Basically most of the sites say it happens because it's tradition. There's no real reason. It just happens. It's also meant to support the football team at the game. People will wear their mums there. 



Some of the mums are gigantic. These are generally worn by seniors. I do not know how some people walk around. Google it. You'll be amazed. Natalie's was easy to wear. They generally are worn around the neck like a necklace. The boys usually wear smaller ones on wrists. Some just have a tiny one clipped to their shirt. But this is Texas, so a lot of folks are like "the bigger, the better!"

Natalie did not want too big, which is a good thing, seeing as I paid someone to make hers. I am not crafty. Obviously the larger a mum is, the more it's going to cost. Some mums have stuffed animals on it, plus all sorts of trinkets. Natalie's didn't have a ton. She did have a small cow bell on the bottom. When she walked while wearing this, I thought of the scene in Game of Thrones where the lady follows Cersei around with that bell going "shame, shame, shame." 



The people who make these mums are incredibly talented. I purchased mine through All 4 A Diva. If you are in the San Antonio area, check her out for next year. 

Natalie says she'll probably keep with her movie mum tradition. She's always liked to be different. And not everyone did the school colors. She said some were pink, some were blue. Some even lit up. You can do whatever makes you happy.





I understand other states do not do this tradition and find this strange. I agree. It is. But you know, if it makes teens happy, why not? If it supports a team, cool! 

Did you know about the Texas Homecoming Mum tradition? 


17 comments:

  1. I think I heard about it somewhere recently but I forget where! Natalie's looks cool!

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  2. This is the first time I'm hearing about Texas Homecoming Mum. Sounds fun and you're right, if it makes people happy, why not?

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  3. First that's a weird tradition, but the fact that you hired someone to do it is GENIUS. I never even thought of that my poor kids I could have saved them years of embarrassment!

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  4. This is a cool tradition. My school does not do anything cool lke this.

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  5. My cousins live in Texas so I was aware. We do mums for Homecoming but they are more like corsages. Ours are usually white or gold "spider" mums as large as we can get them, with black and gold ribbons (school colors) with football charms. I always loved mine.

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  6. I'm glad you explained it, I've been wondering what it all meant.

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  7. This is actually my first time learning about this tradition.

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  8. I love learning about other people's traditions! One of my good friends is from Texas. I'll have to ask her about this.

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  9. I've never heard of this tradition but it's so cool and natalie's was so pretty

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  10. I don't remember doing anything like this when I was still in highschool. Sounds like a fun tradition.

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  11. Wow it sounds like they go all out with these mums. Not seen them before.

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  12. Aw Natalie looks so pretty, what a fun tradition. I love that she chose Tangled as well.

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  13. Wow I have not heard about this tradition before, how fun!

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  14. We don't do that tradition here in NC but those mums are beautiful indeed. -LYNNDEE

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  15. I didn't know about that tradition, may be my pre-teenager will let me have this tradition in future.

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  16. I had no idea until one of my dearest friends moved to Texas. It is an awesome tradition for sure!

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  17. Yeah.... I have never ever heard of this but it sounds pretty interesting and cool. Texas is a beautiful state and it is huge too if you haver ever had to drive from east to west,... it felt like I was in TX forever ;)

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