Homecoming Ideas


Our homecoming theme is Dancing Around the World. We decided to have our homecoming outside as opposed to in the gym. I was wondering if anyone had ideas to make this years homecoming extra special. We need to make it really good because students are already upset about it being outside. So any ideas on decorations? Thanks.

By Volleychika144 from San Diego, CA


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By Zacho 1 09/27/2011

Our school is doing "old school rock n roll" so 50's, 60's I guess and were doing hair day so like greaser hair 80s hair band hair beehives stuff like that and then 50s day so dress like poodle skirtes and then famous musicians of any time period so: Gaga, Beatles, Elvis all those but we can't figure out Thursday because Friday is battle of the classes when all of the classes have events. We don't have football so this is our intense thing. I'm a senior so we will hopefully win. Only two years in our schools history have the seniors not won and it was terrible cause they were show boats. Sorry rambled, if anyone has ideas for our Thursday, please tell me.

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Women who made a difference for what they did, movers and doers, not the wife of some famous man. I used this something similar for teaching how to do research papers to 8th grade, no actors, actresses, entertainers, sport figures. There are an amazing number of inventors, many of them black Americans, that I and the class learned about as an oral report was also part of the assignment. This assignment had many graded parts, note cards, outline, visual (posters, graphs, examples, etc.), written report and oral report. Hope this helps you. Of course, this comes from the time teachers could teach something, not teach to some test.

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Archive: Homecoming Ideas

Our leadership class is having trouble thinking of ideas for our homecoming. We need ideas for dress up days, lunch time activities, fun skits about our opponent, and float ideas. We are the Indians and we are going to be playing the fisherman. We are also in need of some good fund raising ideas to help us with goals we would like to achieve this year in our leadership class. Anything would help!

Christina from Scappoose, OR

RE: Homecoming Ideas

For the dress up days: Twin Day, Favorite College Team Day, School spirit day, 70's Day. Good Luck! (09/13/2006)

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Superhero day, Nerd day, Switch a roo day (where girls and guys switch places), Pajama day (09/16/2006)

By lucy

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We always do something called Tacky Day. It's everyone's favorite. Everyone wears what ever they want that doesn't match. For example...like pjs under a nice skirt with a shirt that don't match and wild make up and all kinds of jewelry, and your hair wacked out! (09/23/2006)

By stephanie

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Our high school always does amazing dress up days. We do toga party, twin day, retro day, famous face day, tacky tourist day, twin day, rancher day, generation day (fresh.= babies, soph.= toddlers, jun.= adults, sen.= old people), stuff like that. (08/26/2007)

RE: Homecoming Ideas

We've always had opposite day, nerd day, wacky tacky day (everyones favorite), twin day, and different ones like that. (08/27/2007)

By karly

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My school does decade day like:
  • fresh-50's
  • sophomores-60's
  • juniors-70's
  • seniors-80's
  • Everyone loves it. (09/06/2007)

    By Breanne

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    My school on homecoming week, has 3 different days:
  • 1. Battle of the Colors, each grade wears a different color of the schools colors.
  • 2. Multiple day. Dress alike with your friends
  • 3. Spirit Day. wear your schools colors!
  • (09/28/2007)

    By Emily

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    i have
  • twin day
  • tacky day
  • way back wednesday(50s,6os,70s,80s)
  • superheroe day
  • spirit day
  • (10/01/2007)

    By caroline

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    Our junior high has crazy hair day, spirit day, crazy hat day, and tacky day (10/03/2007)

    By Felice Chung

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    My daughter's school just had homecoming week, and their theme was rock n roll. Mon- Party like a rockstar (dress as rockers) Tues - Jailhouse rock (dress as prisoner or sheriff) Wed - Welcome to the jungle (leapords, zebras, safarri guys, etc) Thurs - Dude looks like a lady (guys/girls dress opposite - but this day was scratched by a parent - go figure) Fri - Back in black (they had shirts done up like AC-DC except with RH-HC) They've had so much fun this week! (10/04/2007)

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    How about teacher/student switch day its very fun to see the teachers dress as kids..lol (10/19/2007)

    By Jasmine

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    I have pajama day (all out with face masks and teddy bears) then college day (that's always stupid) school colors day, holiday day (each class has a different holiday they have to dress up for. ex: freshman have thanksgiving and we dressed up as indians) and then color day (freshman yellow, sophomores green, juniors red, and then seniors blue) It's so competitive but so much fun! (10/26/2007)

    By Freshman

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    Been a long time since my own school days. But How about Clash day (outfits that colors DO NOT match). School spirit day, "nerd" day, backwards day, 1980's day,..hope that helps! (01/16/2008)

    By momma red

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    This week is our homecoming week we had pj day, nerd day, super hero day and then spirit day everyone really got into it. (01/23/2008)

    By KD

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    For our school's homecoming we did at night at the movies, and one day we had movie trivia. Another day a soccer game, and another day the guys played volleyball and two girls coached it (so much fun!). One day we dresssed like our fav super hero and another was homecoming t shirt day. Another was school spirit and another was scary day like horror films. It was fun! (05/10/2008)

    By tyty

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    For our homecoming this year we are doing 7 wonders of the World. This means the dress up days can be jungle day, Egyptian day, and we are also thinking of having like a though the decades day. (05/29/2008)

    By Random Kid

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    We have blast from the past (old school), formal day (nice dresses), wild wacky wednesday (anything and everything), futuristic day (robots), school spirit day (school colors), twin day (dress like another), superhero day (spongebob, whoever), and crazy hair day (wear stupid stuff that you never would wear in your hair). Ours are kinda boring (06/28/2008)

    By sarah&erin

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    In Our School we did Duck Tape day where everyone had to use duck tape to dress up we had some really cool ideas that people came up with. Another one we had was Thug day where everyone dressed in baggy pants wore their biling everyone goes all out on this day! This is probably the favorite day at our school! (07/10/2008)

    By Dani

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    I'm now a varsity cheerleader, I'm fixing to be a freshman. I have been a cheerleader my junior high school years, but this year is a whole big difference. I'm sort of new to the whole planning a homecoming or even planning a pep-rally. So if you have any suggestions on a skit or something (b)new(/b) please let me know cause our schools homecoming and pep-rallys have really gotten BORING in the past couple of years. and I want to make it funner this year! So please let me know (: thanks. -lex (07/14/2008)

    By Alexa

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    I really love the one about the Rock n' Roll Homecoming! The days are soooo cute! I'm a Varsity Cheerleader and in the 11th grade. I think if my school does this then it will be a great hit! (08/19/2008)

    By Jordan

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    I actually just got back from schools student council meeting like ten minutes ago. Here were our days for this year.
  • 1. jersey/hat day - everybody wears a jersey and hat, obviously.
  • 2. geek day - pull your pants up and break out the big glasses!
  • 3. crazy day - anything and everything. some girl last yr drove a tractor to school? lol
  • 4. class color day - seniors- yellow, juniors- orange, soph- green, fresh- blue
  • 5. red and grey day - red and grey - beads, hair, socks, pants, shirts, everything becomes the school colors!! people really get into this one. Good luck
  • :) (08/27/2008)

    By ashleigh

    RE: Homecoming Ideas

    At my school we do:
  • crazy sock day
  • nerd day
  • twin day
  • celebrity day
  • spirit day
  • (08/31/2008)

    By star kb

    Archive: Homecoming Ideas

    I am in charge of this year's homecoming. I go to Sam Houston High School and we are the Texans. Our theme this year is: "Time Warped Texans, a Retro Homecoming". It would be great if you can send some ideas for a float, and spirit week days.


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