tradition started by my friends and i back in my freshman year of high school is something called "Cow Tipping"
Its the reason why people at my school fear the large cow bells now.
Its a bit mean, but it was ever so fun and everyone got into it. Even the girls wearing the Bells. Every time you saw someone with a large bell, you'd run up to them and give them a little shove and shout "COW TIPPING!". of course if you were me and my friends, there was massive carnage in our little group. My principal actually described it as "Mosh-pit-like casulties without the loud metal music". =D
I did love Homecoming tho. This past year, i believe i made a total of 12 mums for my sister and her friends. i left off the bells, but i had fun with them.
Consider adding battery operated lights (fairy lights for floral designs), feathers, butterflies, etcetc. i had a lot of fun with mine. i'll get some pictures up.
Here's a picture of my sister's mum. Her school colors are actually Maroon, white and Black, but i've added the orange as a tribute to our former high school. =D
close up on the actual mum part
Mums can get rather big. i think my little sister's is about 3 feet in lenght, about a foot in diameter once the ribbons are all spread out. Weights a good 5 pounds. Cost me about 40 dollars to make. Poor girl was overwhelmed by the thing.
i love mum making. i wasnt expecting to see a post about mums on here! i cant wait for next season!
i work at Michaels Arts and Crafts and they're gonna have me be the mum girl and make all the mums that are ordered! YAY!