What are homecoming garters for?

Made of mostly ribbon, the homecoming mum is given to a girl at Homecoming to wear to school then to the Homecoming game and dance, if any. Males wear a mum as well referred to as a “garter”, the mum is attached to a garter worn on the arm.

What are the homecoming ribbons called?

A Texas tradition Traditionally, the mum was designed and ordered by the male date and the garter was designed and ordered by the female date, to be later exchanged on the night before the homecoming football game. However, many high school students now buy their own.

What does a garter look like for homecoming?

Homecoming garters (or homecoming mums) resemble huge corsages surrounded by lots of ribbons, bells and trinkets that tell a story of a teenager’s activities. Traditionally, a boy would make a hanging mum for his girlfriend and a girl would make a garter for her boyfriend.

Can girls wear garters for homecoming?

Girls (take note if you have a daughter who has been asked by a boy on a homecoming date) buy or make their dates a garter. They wear this on their arm and it usually matches the mum that she wears.

Whats the difference between a mum and a garter?

The male counterpart to a mum is the garter, which is a smaller, less flashy version of the mum designed to fit around a man’s arm. The mum is designed and ordered by the male date and the garter is designed and ordered by the female date, to be later exchanged on the night before homecoming week.

What arm does a garter go on?

upper arm
A mum is a homecoming tradition done by most high schools in Texas and surrounding states. It’s a very large corsage that is worn around the neck or chest for girls or on the upper arm for boys called mum garters.

Are mums and garters the same thing?

What arm do you wear a garter on for homecoming?

A mum is a homecoming tradition done by most high schools in Texas and surrounding states. It’s a very large corsage that is worn around the neck or chest for girls or on the upper arm for boys called mum garters.

How long should a garter mum be?

Recommendations. Elementary Age: Pee Wee or 6.5″ Mum or Garter. 12″ in length.

What arm does a homecoming garter go on?

Are mums just a Texas thing?

But the tradition’s origin is largely obscure—and surprisingly, not Texan. Homecoming mums are said to have appeared in Texas during the 1930s, but the first known homecoming mums were worn in Missouri, which also hosted the first-ever homecoming football game in 1911.

What does a garter symbolize?

Good Luck and Fertility In the late Renaissance period, the garter began to symbolize good luck and sometimes even fertility. During these years and for hundreds of years after, the garter remained a lucky symbol for whoever held or wore it.