Throughout the year, I’m constantly searching for products that complement our Sports Roses arrangements.
Recently Wincraft introduced the Snack Helmet. The Snack Helmet is licensed for all NFL teams and over 50 NCAA teams. I ordered a few samples to get a closer look at the quality and size of the snack helmet.
I was really impressed with detail of each snack helmet. They are close to the size of a real helmet and feature high-quality team logo graphics and colors to replicate the helmets worn by players. Included with the helmet are 2 plastic bowls to hold snacks. One large bowl placed in the center and a smaller tray with 2 compartments that fits into the face mask.
Although the snack helmet is marketed as a snack & dip holder, I thought it would make a unique vase/planter to display Football Roses. I ordered some samples and put together a couple arrangements as a birthday and wedding gift for a few special friends. They LOVED it!
The snack helmets are available to order right now in our online store. All 32 NFL teams are available along with many popular college teams.
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Don’t see a college team you want on our website? Contact us to request availability of your desired team.
If you would like us to create a custom Football Rose arrangement themed with your team colors, contact us for a custom arrangement quote.
If your mom is a sports fan [or team mom] and you want to give her something different and special, look no further: a Softball Rose Bouquet is just one of the ways to show her that you love her. Here are some ideas:
- Softball Rose Bouquet. If Mom loves softball, these bouquets are a distinctive and memorable way to celebrate that. Made from the genuine leather covers of actual softballs, the petals of a softball bouquet are a special way to you’re your softball-loving mom that you care. Football and baseball bouquets are also available.
- Give Her Real Flowers. Your mom will always appreciate real flowers. If she’s a sports fan, you can also buy individual long-stemmed Sports Roses and have your florist combine them with real flowers to make a stunning and unforgettable sports-themed flower arrangement.
- Take Her Somewhere Special. Take Mom for a night out on the town, for a special dinner, or get tickets to her favorite sporting event.
Mothers work hard, and it’s important you show them how much you love and appreciate them. These are just a few ideas to show Mom just how much you love her.
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By Mark Ellingson
Chula Vista, California
I’ll have to be perfectly honest. I had never heard of a homecoming mum until about two weeks ago when I was having a phone conversation with Sue Clayton, a customer from Houston, Texas. She asked if I had ever considered incorporating Sports Roses into homecoming mums.
"Homecoming Mums? What are those?"
After I hung up the phone, I still had no clue what a homecoming mum was. So I hopped onto my computer and typed “homecoming mums” into Google. I quickly realized that pictures speak much louder than words when it comes to this annual Texas high school tradition. I couldn’t believe the gigantic size of the mums that students would adorn themselves with at their homecoming football game.
For anyone that has not lived in Texas during the months of August-October, you will probably be just as clueless as I was. I also found researching the history of homecoming mums to be a very difficult task. There is no entry for "homecoming mums" in Wikipedia.
A 2011 Rueters news article by Marice Richter, briefly explained that it all began as a much simpler tradition of a boy giving his date a live Chrysanthemum corsage with some ribbon when they went to the homecoming football game.
Through the years, silk mums replaced the live Chyrsanthemum. Embellishments were added, and “the bigger the better” became the name of the game (this is Texas after all). The modern homecoming mum will include 3 to 5 mums (or more) arranged into a huge corsage with several pounds of ribbon and trinkets dangling all the way to the ground. A Google image search will confirm that, in many cases, girls posing with their homecoming mums will be completely covered from neck to toe.
Source: thechristys.net via Sports Roses on
Richter's article reported that a do-it-yourself mum will typically cost the mother of a boy, attempting to impress his date, around $20-$50 in supplies. Professionally made homecoming mums (yes, this has become a seasonal profession in Texas) can range from $60-$500 depending on how many mums, stuffed bears, ribbon chains, and accessories are desired in the mum. Some people even goes so far as to add in LED lights and speakers to give an audio and visual boost.
During the process of sifting through hoards of online photos, I began to pin my favorites on the Sports Roses Pinterest Homecoming Mums Board. I started to become more fascinated with the whole tradition. I also discovered that just like the guy will give a girl a homecoming mum, the girl will return the favor with a smaller homecoming garter for the guy that he can wear on his arm sleeve.
My fascination became an obsession, so I contacted Shakisha Crooks, the lead designer and owner of Divine Kreationz with over 10 years of experience designing homecoming mums and garters in Texas.
I asked if she could create a custom homecoming mum for me that would incorporate Sports Roses into the design. She said she would love to help. I explained that the design should be themed for sports and that our local Chula Vista High School colors should be represented. I sent her some sample Sports Roses and Crooks incorporated Baseball Roses and Football Roses into the mum. She was fast too. My homecoming mum was finished within within 3 business days and I was absolutely amazed when I pulled it out of the box.
For our Texas readers that are looking for a new way to make your homecoming mum stand out this year, consider purchasing Sports Roses to accessorize your mum. Sports Roses are only available online, so others at your school are not going to easily find them on the homecoming aisles of Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Sports Roses create a striking display that can further theme your mum to the sports that your son or daughter (or their dates) are involved in. Best of all, just like the silk mums, Sports Roses will last forever—creating a keepsake that will be cherished for years to come.
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