Plan Ahead for Homecoming Fundraisers with Sports Roses

August 27, 2013 Leave a reply

Homecoming 2013 Football Rose

Raise money for your school, league, or non-profit organization by selling Sports Roses during homecoming events.

We can help your organization raise essential funds by offering special discounted pricing on bulk orders

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School is back in session. It’s time to start looking for ways to generate essential funds for your school, league, or non-profit organization.

During the Fall, the Football Rose™ becomes our top-selling Sports Rose.

The everlasting petals of the Football Rose symbolize the passion that players, coaches, and fans have for a sport that is huge part of their lives.

Parents and faculty purchase Football Roses as gifts, event decor, or accessories to honor that passion for football during the following occasions:

– Homecoming Dance
– Banquets
– Texas Homecoming Mums
– Football Senior Night
– Awards Ceremonies
– Parent’s Night
– Other Football-Themed Events

Homecoming 2013 Football Rose Boutonniere
Homecoming is typically celebrated by schools between late September and early November. It may feel like it’s too early to be thinking about homecoming events, but they will be here before you know it.

Football Roses can be used as boutonnieres and corsages for the homecoming dance. They also make great gifts for returning football alumni and for the homecoming king and queen. In Texas, Football Roses can be used as accessories for homecoming mums.

When the football season draws to an end in late October/early November, Football Roses can be given as special keepsakes for the players and parents on Senior Night. Why spend money on a live rose gift that will die in a few days? Football Roses last forever and preserve the memories created from countless hours of hard work on the field.

Sports Themed Homecoming Mums and Garters Ideas with Sport Roses featuring Baseball Roses, Football Roses, and Softball Roses
There are many different opportunities for your organization to raise money by selling Sports Roses during this time of year. In addition to Football Roses, we can also create Baseball Roses, Softball Roses, and Basketball Roses.

To start your fundraising efforts, you’ll need place an order for Sports Roses. We offer special discounted pricing on bulk orders for schools, sports leagues, and non-profit organizations that will save you up to 50% off Sports Roses. Your organization can earn $6-$10 on each rose sold.
Sports Roses Are Made In The USA in San Diego, CA

Since all Sports Roses are handmade in our San Diego, CA workshop, a production time of 2-4 weeks is required on bulk orders. This means you’ll need to get your bulk order placed ASAP to have your next shipment arrive before the end of September.
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How do I place a discounted bulk order for Sports Roses?

Are you part of a school, sports league, or non-profit organization? Download our Free Fundraising Guide to learn more about fundraising with Sports Roses. You’ll receive helpful information to kick off your Sports Roses fundraiser.

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Best-Ever Boutonnieres and Corsages with Sports Roses

August 16, 2013 Leave a reply

Designing the best boutonnieres and corsages during the fall season homecoming event can be a difficult task.

Sure, you can copy designs from previous years or simply buy off the supermarket shelf but that approach reeks of laziness and the inability to whip up something creative that befits the alumni that are coming back to visit their Alma Matter.

In this post, I will show you how to create the best-ever corsages and boutonnieres using sports roses. Not only will sports roses give your corsages and boutonnieres additional personality and creativity, but they will also serve as mementos that are worth keeping after the activity, something that generic corsages aren’t able to deliver.

Here are some of the ways you can incorporate sports roses into the corsages and boutonnieres that you will be handing out this coming fall season homecoming festivities.

  1. You can buy sports rose corsages straight from LOVEnterprises. If you want to get the corsages completely done and ready for pinning on the chest of proud alumni, you can order it as is. You have a wide selection of corsage types including football, baseball, and basketball corsages. For best results, order a mixture of the different types and let your visitors pick the corsage they like the most.

  2. You can also order sports roses in bulk and have a local supplier create the final product. This is recommended if you want to do something truly fancy with the corsages and boutonnieres. LOVEnterprises can ship individual sports rose stems to you in bulk and you can commission a separate supplier to do all the work depending on your preferred design.

  3. You can also use wrist corsages for your female visitors.It is a common perception that corsages can only be worn on the chest and are only reserved for men. This is not true. Wrist corsages are fast-becoming a rising trend that is very appealing to women. You can also use sports rose corsages slightly altered to fit this use.

Sports roses are perfect for making corsages that will last for many years thereafter. After all, you want the memories of that fall homecoming to last for a long time. Sports roses are perfect memorabilia for that purpose.

What homecoming event are you organizing and how are you planning to add sports roses to your corsages and boutonnieres?

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End of Football Season Senior Gift Ideas

November 8, 2012 Leave a reply

Being a football mom is an emotional roller coaster: the highs and lows of the wins and losses.  The hard hits that stop every mom’s heart.

If you’ve got a football senior, chances are you want to commemorate it.  But how?

Thoughtful gifts need not carry a major price tag or require too much time to be spectacular.  Finding a thoughtful and affordable gift for your football senior is easy.

Just get started by reading this list of four thoughtful end of season senior gift ideas…

1. An eclectic gift bag. Sometimes a collection of small gifts is better than a single large gift. Put together a tote bag with a fleece in the team’s colors, hot chocolate packets, movie tickets, and a football signed by all team members.

2. A bouquet of Football Roses. Sports Roses are handmade and made in the USA so you can be proud to give your graduating senior a unique and high quality gift that they can keep to remember all the great times they had during the football season.  (a Football Rose boutonniere may be a better suggestion for the guys)

3. Throw a party and invite all the seniors. Chances are, your player and his teammates have grown up together, playing Pop Warner football and then in varsity games.  So honor them all together.  Invite the senior players to your home and throw a barbeque. Hamburgers and hotdogs or ribs are a great choice. Order a big cake. This is a great way to help your seniors make memories.

4. Tickets to a professional or college football game. Celebrate football with more football!  Get your senior tickets to see his favorite pro or college team play…or if he’s planning to attend a college with a football team, buy tickets to one of their home games.  It can be a wonderful bonding experience to go to a game with your senior.

5. Football Roses for Mom. This may be better to use than #2 since there are already traditions to give the moms a rose on senior night. It should be the last idea used.  “Don’t forget mom!  Many school traditions will honor the moms of each football player during senior night by giving her a rose.  This year, start a new tradition by giving your moms Football Roses.  They feature petals handmade from football leather and last forever.”

What are some other gift ideas you have for graduating football seniors?  Please share them in the comments below

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Fun Homecoming Traditions We Love

October 18, 2012 Leave a reply

Are you in charge of this year’s homecoming and looking to create fun new homecoming traditions that your school will love?

Homecoming dances are considered a rite of passage and an indelible part of the high school experience. So making positive memories for students to look back on is a must.

Here are 4 fun and creative homecoming traditions we love. See if you can implement them in your school this year!

1. Pick a killer theme. Decide on a theme and pull out all the stops. Halloween, 80s bash, retro, Wild West–you’re only limited by your imagination and the proper etiquette that your school dictates. Encourage students to really dig into the theme and share their creativity, personality, and school spirit.

2. Have a local ballroom dance group host Homecoming. Dances are about fun and meeting new people. You could bring that back to your school by having a ballroom dance company host and teach people a little swing or lindyi hop, so the party will get rolling in a safe and creative environment. Plus, you might just cut down on awkwardness and wall flowers by getting everyone involved.

3. Make Homecoming the culmination of a week-long competition. Looking for ways to make things a little more interesting? Make the week leading up to homecoming a competition between classes, where each student council leads their class in a Triwizard Tournament-style battle for points. Events can be arm wrestling, tug of war, powderpuff football, trivia, and other fun and inventive games that you can come up with. Present the winning class with a trophy at the homecoming dance.

4. Have a pre-Homecoming night of mystery and intrigue. Enlist the help of the drama program to host a murder-mystery night. Serve dinner and have attendees pay for tickets. If you can get caterers to donate their time and food, this can be an awesome fundraiser.

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How to Plan the Perfect Homecoming Date

October 11, 2012 Leave a reply

Are you wondering how to plan the perfect homecoming date?
A blend of thoughtfulness, romance, and fun are sure to make homecoming an unforgettable night.

Originality makes a big difference in showing that you care about your significant other so your homecoming date is fun and enchanting.

Being original and thoughtful is simple. Here are some of our favorite tips and trips…

1. Give a small gift. Remember: a small, carefully selected gift is much better than a gaudy piece of bling with a huge price tag. Ask yourself: what does my date like to do? How do we spend time together? If your date is sporty, a Sports Rose might be a tasteful and unique choice that your date will be able to cherish for years to come.

2. Have a plan, but go with the flow. There are some things you absolutely need to plan in advance: what you’re going to wear, pictures, and restaurant reservations are critical. After you arrive at the dance, be flexible! Go with a group of your closest friends so the night will fun and comfortable, not awkward and annoying. Just remember it is your night, so enjoy it!

3. Make sure to ask your date how they are and give compliments. Conversation tells you what the other person is feeling and more importantly shows that you are interested in learning more about them. Compliments are always pleasant, but make sure you say what you mean. Also, make sure it is specific, so your date will know that you have really considered what you’re saying.

4. Know your date’s personality and make it a part of your evening. Some people like to dance and be the life of the party. Others prefer a more quiet, romantic evening. Make accommodations for your date’s preferences, and you’ll have a fantastic time.
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3 Inexpensive, Amazingly Fun Homecoming Date Activities

October 9, 2012 Leave a reply

Every homecoming date should be amazingly fun — but did you know it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg?

Here are some inexpensive, amazingly fun homecoming date ideas…

1. Go Bowling. Bowling is fun to do as a group or as a couple and it’s inexpensive. You can also eat at the bowling alley before the dance.  Be sure you have a date who will appreciate the irony of bowling in semi-formal attire.

2. Go roller blading. Who says homecoming is all about a dance? No, it’s about a good time. So you can go to the local skating rink or find the beautiful paved trail in your city and enjoy the sights and great company.

3. Go row boating. A float down your local river is romantic and cheap. Impress your date with your suave sensibilities.

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How to Pick the Perfect Homecoming Dress

October 4, 2012 Leave a reply

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If you’ve got a big date to the homecoming dance coming up, you’re probably wondering how to pick the perfect dress. After all, most people only get so many opportunities to dress up and look glamorous…and this is one of yours. Embrace it!

Here are some tips and tricks to making sure you look fantastic on your big night…

1. Choose the appropriate length and cut. Most homecoming dresses fall at or just above the knee. Full length gowns look spectacular for prom, but homecoming tends to be semi-formal and has a bit more of a sassy flair. Choose something that fits well and flatters your shape. Keep in mind, you want to be dancing not worrying about wardrobe malfunctions.

2. Make sure your dress meets any special rules or requirements. Some schools have a dress code policy at homecoming — be sure to ask about it in advance. Nothing would be a bigger downer on homecoming than getting kicked out for a dress code violation!

3. Know your personal style. What is your personality? Are you bold, brash, or shy? These personality types may call for an animal print, ruffles, a one-shoulder ensemble, or a dark, shimmering brocade. Have fun! Be creative. Try something different and striking that still reflects your personality.

4. Use Elegant Accessories. Small details go a long way in making your dress stand out from the rest. Try a complementary necklace and bracelet set. A Sports Rose for your date’s boutonniere shows your sporty side. When looking for shoes, go for a mix of comfort and style so that you can look great AND dance at the same time.

Add a sports themed to your homecoming boutonniere or corsages with Sports Roses

Whatever you do, have a spectacular time at the dance. What tips or questions do you have about finding the perfect homecoming dress? Please share them in our comments below.

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Best Looks For Homecoming 2012

October 2, 2012 Leave a reply

Want to look extra special this Homecoming? Here are some styles that are sure to please…

1. 1920’s look. Try a 1920’s look for fun. Girls can wear flapper dresses and feathers in their hair, and boys can wear two-toned shoes and fedoras. Be sure to take some time to learn some swing dancing moves you can bust out there on the dance floor!

2. Try a Sweetheart Look. Sweetheart dresses are lovely strapless dresses that have really come into style the past couple of years. Girls can choose a sweetheart-style dress and boys can wear a matching tie.

3. Do something crazy. Of course, you don’t have to go formal. Be a little crazy! As part of your date, choose your outfit from the local thrift store that day, or dress up as ninjas or sci-fi characters. The important thing is to have tons of fun.

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How Sports Roses Make Every Homecoming Spectacular

September 27, 2012 Leave a reply

Are you in charge of planning the big homecoming dance for you or your child’s school, and you’re looking for some finishing touches?

Dances are a central part of the high school experience and everyone wants something unique that shows school spirit.

Small choices make a big difference in enriching students’ appearance and homecoming experience. If you’re planning homecoming activities, Sports Roses might be just the detail you need to make homecoming a success.

Here are four ways you can use Sports Roses to spice up this year’s homecoming…

1. Make homecoming fun with a little reality TV flare. Popular TV shows like the Bachelor and Bachelorette involve the main contestants giving roses to the guys or girls they want to keep dating. Why don’t you do something similar at your homecoming dance? Give Sports Roses to homecoming royalty, or to recognize the accomplishments of distinguished alumni who come back for homecoming.

2. Offer Sports Roses as door prizes. Not everyone gets to be homecoming king or queen and not everyone will get recognized for all their talents. But that does not mean they can’t receive a great gift. Give Sports Roses as door prizes for couples who attend homecoming.

3. Host a pre-homecoming poetry slam. Who said homecoming had to be only for jocks? Not us. After the big game, host a poetry slam where students and teachers can share their talents with the entire community. Give Sports Roses to the participants. It’s a fun way to get everyone involved.

4. Use Sports Roses as a fundraiser for homecoming or for charity. Hosting homecoming requires money. Consider selling Sports Roses as a fundraiser and use part of the money for the dance or for a worthy charity. You can learn more about our unique fundraising packages here. (link to Fundraising/Affiliates page)

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Texas Homecoming Mums, Sports Roses Style!

August 18, 2012 14 Comments
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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.

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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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Are you a homecoming mum newbie like me? Have you made a homecoming mum yourself? Share your thoughts about homecoming mums in the comments below.

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