Post # 1
My fiance & i are thinking of jumping the broom. ( his african american & im white ) I really what to do it cause i would like to do something from his side as im doing an scottish tradition .But everytime i ask him he always says i dont know / i’ll think about it. i just don’t understand y can’t he just give me a straight answer is either yes or no. But hmmm anyways how can i make one??? or where can i buy one at???
Post # 3
@ModernCinderella: You can go to any craft store like Michael’s and buy a broom then decorate it with ribbons, flowers etc. Some craft stores have them already made but they are usually all white. You can also buy them online but some of them are VERY EXPENSIVE! I made my broom. The whole thing cost about $2.50. I only had ribbons and tulle though. I wanted flowers etc. but Darling Husband wanted it simple.
Here is one from amazon.com for $14.99.
Here is a custom one for $750.00!
Here is another custom broom that I think is pretty for $54. I think you could make it for about $10.00 or less.
Post # 4
@2ndTime – do u think i could get the broom from hobby lobby?? just curious. Thanks for ur advice! 🙂
Post # 5
@ModernCinderella: We don’t have a Hobby Lobby around here so I don’t know. From what little I know about Hobby Lobby I would think you could.
ETA: I’m sure you would be able to get the supplies you need to DIY.
Post # 6
I think you should learn the history behind before doing it.
Post # 7
Well, there are several traditions surrounding it from different cultures. One tradition is African American… and you will be pleased to know that there is also a Scottish/Celtic tradition of broom jumping, with different roots. Why not look into both?
Post # 8
SO did you decide to jump the broom? I am asking because i am in the same boat. Hubby is black and i am white. When I ask he says he doesnt care if we do it or not? I havent asked him mom yet . I just want to make sure its approriate for us to do.. what did you decide??
Post # 9
We are definitely jumping the broom and you can make your own! I bought our broom from Michael’s and decorated it yesterday! Good luck!
Post # 10
awwww, I was wondering about this too! My future hubby is black and I am white and was wondering if it was appropraite for us to do or not.
Post # 11
I’m African American and my fiance` is Russian but I plan to do it anyway because I’d like to incorporate both cultures into the wedding.