Getting ready for homecoming means gathering all of your homecoming supplies. Here's the low-down on what you'll need to make your homecoming a memorable one.
Homecoming Supplies and Mums
You can't talk about homecoming supplies without discussing mums. Mums are as old and are as intricately woven into the tradition of homecoming as the parades, rallies and footballs games that we look forward to and love. They are essential to the homecoming feel and they are distinctive to each school; no two ever quite alike.
Appearance of Mums
Mums tend to have trinkets and charms, like jewelry that adorns a long, elegant neck, so too do these trinkets. Tradition dictates that mums should have bells, whistles, and usually, a football or two to really keep things festive.
The charms that are chosen to decorate the mums usually represent the wearer in some way. For example, a basketball may be added for a basketball player, or a musical note may be added for a band member, etc.
Usually, letters and numbers are applied on the ribbons of the mum, and they tend to state the wearer's name, the school year, or a girlfriend or boyfriend's name. Occasionally, white or silver mums are worn by seniors to set them apart from the upperclassmen.
Ribbons are also vital to the success of the look. Traditionally, braided ribbons, or beaded garlands of stars, hearts, footballs, bears, and chains are added to personalize the presentation.
There are plenty of supplies need to give the week long festivities that homecoming feel. Among these supplies are:
- Cheerleader Bears
Who doesn't love a cute and cuddly cheerleader bear? One great online store is Homecoming Supplies Superstore. This site has a great selection of cheerleader bears and all of which come in a myriad of colors, perfect for choosing the one that suits your school best.
Most of the bears at this online site sit about ten inches in height and cost about $10.00 a pop. With a great price like that, you'll have no problem purchasing several bears to truly get into the spirit of things.
- Sports and Hobby Bears
You may also want to purchase some sport and hobby bears to lend a personalized touch to your celebrations. Here, you can choose a cute football bear (equipped with a pint sized football) or a basketball bear- the choice is yours. Most of these bears cost about $16.00.
Plush in a Rush
Plush in a Rush is another site you can visit to purchase all your cute and cuddly supply needs. Whether it's a wild cat you're after, a snowy leopard, or an adorably sweet duck, you can find it at this site. Additionally, Plush in a Rush allows you to buy wholesale, so you can save even more money!
Mums and Garters
As previously discussed, no homecoming is complete without the appropriate mums and garters. At Homecoming Supplies, you can find long, beautifully intricate mums that are guaranteed to uplift everyone's spirits. Most of these mums already have a cute, pint sized bear in the center, and from there, luscious, brightly colored ribbons. You'll love it! The prices for these mums start at $24.99 and go up from there.
Another great reason to visit Homecoming Supplies is that they have a section where you can build your very own bear. The process of doing this is actually pretty simple. First, you start out by choosing one of their plain bears. They have a huge selection, so you should have no trouble finding one you really like.
Now that the hard part's over, you can begin choosing how to decorate your bear. You can do this in one of three ways:
- Buy choosing a fun, or sports-inspired t-shirt
- Decorating your bear with your school's logo, color, etc.
- Or, if you prefer, you can purchase one of their custom designed looks. With a wide selection of bears, garters and mums to choose from, homecoming will be a blast!