Homecoming is a time for alumni to revisit old stomping ground and reunite with old friends; and for current students to create new memories. Whether your favorite part of the weekend is the football game, the parades or the big dance, Nanz & Kraft Florists have the formal flowers you'll need to make the event truly special.
Where Did Homecoming Come From? The NCAA maintains that the first-ever homecoming festivities took place at the University of Missouri in 1911. The head of the athletic department invited alumni to "come home" for the annual game against the University of Kansas. When over 10,000 alumni arrived to enjoy the rivalry - as well as to attend speeches, parades, rallies and a formal dance - they knew they were onto something. Many of the same events are still a part of annual homecoming weekends across the country. Read More about Flowers for the Perfect Homecoming
In ancient cultures, the floral corsage was worn to ward off evil spirits, especially during special events such as weddings. Because flowers and herbs were also thought to protect people from illness and disease, eventually corsages and boutonnieres were worn nearly every day. However, as the centuries passed, beliefs changed and medical knowledge increased, the usage of flowers for these purposes waned and became more of a luxury. By the late 17th century, floral corsages were primarily used as a gift of courtship and romantic admiration.
Today, corsages and boutonnieres are for special formal occasions - as prom flowers, for formal events, graduation ceremonies, and even Mother's Day. No matter what the event or celebration this spring, you can trust the designers at Nanz & Kraft Florists to create something beautiful! Read More about Prom Flowers & Corsages for Mom
Homecoming weekend is coming soon for area high schools, and we are prepared to provide the designs you'll want to wear. Even though homecoming is often not as formal as it used to be, formal flowers remain an integral part of the weekend - whether for members of the royal court, for an honored teacher, or for the big dance. Wrist corsages, known simply as wristlets, are the most popular way for women to wear flowers, and at Nanz & Kraft Florist, we have many ways to design your perfect wristlet. Read More about Formal Flowers – Art for Your Wrist
Every prom has a different theme, a different set of songs that are played and different friends and people falling in love that attend. The one universal thing between all prom nights is the corsage. Nothing is more symbolic of… Read More about 9 Secrets to the Corsage on Prom Night