For many high schoolers, homecoming season is full of school spirit and fun times with friends, culminating with the homecoming football game and dance. This is one of the hallmarks of the fall season, and an event that makes the back-to-school season a little more fun. Homecoming season is marked by the “proposal,” the big game, the boutonniere and corsage exchange, and of course, the homecoming dance. If you’re looking to make homecoming more memorable for you and your date, here's how to incorporate preserved roses to create an unforgettable experience.
Homecoming Proposal Ideas With Preserved Roses
One of the most exciting and nerve-wracking events of homecoming is the big ask. Beginning with “promposals” nearly 20 years ago, asking your date to a school dance in a special way has become a more and more elaborate trend among teens. Looking for creative homecoming proposal ideas? Here are a few to consider:
- Start off simple - Simple yet elegant, a single rose from our Small Round or Single Acrylic collection is a sweet gesture. Feeling shy? Try inserting a small note in the round or acrylic box with the flower that says “Will you go to homecoming with me?” with a “Yes” and “No” checkbox. Cute and clever, this simple proposal will make your date feel special.
- Homecoming date or more? - Are you hoping to set the stage for future romance with your hopeful date? A bouquet from our Small Square collection makes a gorgeous modern gift and says “I’m interested” without overdoing it. Invite your hopeful date to lunch to chat and use the arrangement as a centerpiece, then explain the roses are actually a gift, and ask him or her to be your homecoming date.
- The ultimate HOCO proposal - For a “proposal” your date will remember for a lifetime, customize five of our large round bouquets to spell out “HOCO?” in your school’s colors. You can set the arrangements on your hopeful date’s doorstep, in front of his or her first hour class, or in a place that has special significance to you.
Ditch Disposable Flowers For Roses That Last A Year
Traditional corsages or boutonnieres are lovely, but they can be impractical while on the dance floor, and they generally end up in the garbage can at the end of the night. That’s a lot of money to pay for compost! Start a new tradition by exchanging preserved flowers with your date. A single rose from our Small Round or Single Acrylic collections makes an ideal gift that can conveniently be left in the car or limo during the dance, but still serves as a special homecoming memento, lasting up to a full year. Your date will appreciate your consideration - especially if they like to dance!
Homecoming Decoration Ideas
Are you part of the decorating committee? Traditionally, flowers play a big part of setting the atmosphere for homecoming. Step your game up by decorating with roses that last a year! Select arrangements that match the theme of your homecoming dance or your school colors. Preserved arrangements can be used as table centerpieces, dessert table decorations, or placed strategically around the banquet hall to set the mood. During the dance, you can raffle off tickets for an end-of-night bouquet giveaway. Alternatively, if your decorating committee is on a tight budget, these flowers can be stored and used again for prom in the spring! Check out more ideas for using preserved roses at events here.