Homecoming is a time of revisiting memorable places, of seeing old friends, and of making new memories with alumni and current students. Whether your favorite part of the weekend in the football game or the formal dance, this weekend affords the ideal opportunity to celebrate the legacy of your school. Griffin’s Floral Designs can provide the formal flowers you are looking for any of the special events and festivities of homecoming.
Homecoming Tradition: The historians at the NCAA report that the first homecoming weekend was planned around a football rivalry, and a game that took place in 1910 at the University of Missouri. Perhaps looking to fill the stadium with screaming fans for their side, the athletic department invited alumni to “come home” to watch the University of Kansas game. More than 10,000 former students and guests arrived on campus for the game and other events which included speeches, rallies, and a parade. Inspired by the success of the weekend, the University of Illinois began its own tradition just one year later, and currently holds the record for the most consecutive homecoming celebrations.
Don’t Like Football? Homecoming at most schools may revolve around the game, but also offer a host of other events which can include tailgating parties, picnics, parades, concerts, and spirit rallies. The homecoming dance and the crowning of the Homecoming King & Queen are also longstanding and popular events.
Flowers for Homecoming Weekend: There are many reasons you may need formal flowers during this special time. Many traditions include corsages for the mothers of the football players, while the Homecoming Court will need either corsages or bouquets. Returning alumni often wear flowers representing school colors, and of course, the homecoming dance is the perfect occasion for beautiful formal flowers.
No matter your style, or which event is your favorite – homecoming flowers are a longstanding tradition in Columbus. Griffin’s Floral Design is here to help you to enjoy every moment of this memorable weekend.