For most high schools and universities, homecoming weekend is the first major social and recreational event of the school year. Students cheer on the football team and let their hair down at the homecoming dance. It’s a time for fun on the dance floor and spending a romantic evening with that special someone.
Flowers are part of homecoming, too, and they can be the perfect accent for this memorable evening. Corsages, boutonnieres and bouquets are all given and received before the homecoming dance, but if you’ve never done this before, choosing the right flowers can seem daunting. Here are some homecoming flower tips to help make buying a breeze this year:
Get Creative with Carnations
The carnation is one of the traditional homecoming flowers. It features a rich, elegantly textured bloom that comes in a variety of bright colors. Carnations can be solid-toned or a blend of two contrasting hues. They look amazing as an accent flower or as part of a mixed arrangement or bouquet. Consider the Parisian with its assortment of purple carnations, coral and yellow roses, and bupleurum. The carnation’s multi-layered petals and compact shape also makes them ideal for boutonnieres.
The Cool, Classic Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemums, or “mums,” have also been traditionally and historically associated with homecoming. They look lovely in corsages and boutonnieres and are also a striking accent for mixed bouquets. For example, a Citrus Kisses bouquet features a gorgeous blend of chrysanthemums and roses.
Elevate the Mood with Exotic Orchids
The orchid’s unique and striking silhouette can bring an elegant, tropical feel to your homecoming experience. Orchids come in shades of purple, pink, white and blends of these colors. They’re chic as a wrist corsage or boutonniere, and a potted orchid makes a beautiful gift. Consider giving a Cybidium Vase graced with miniature white cymbidium orchids.
The Classy and Elegant Rose
Still not sure which flower will rock your date’s world? When in doubt, give roses. Roses are the quintessential flower for conveying love and admiration, and they also make a striking wrist corsage or boutonniere. Roses are available in a wide range of colors far beyond just traditional red. You can accent any outfit or homecoming color theme; you can even get them in your school colors. Roses in soft pastels create a truly elegant effect.
Homecoming only comes around once a year, so why not do it in style? Start the evening by giving your date fresh flowers, and you’ll set the tone for a truly memorable experience.