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I'm a student council member at my school and we have chosen the '70s as a theme for our homecoming. I am in charge of finding ideas for things for us to do while at the dinner, entertainment and so on for all of us (who will be dressed formally). We have a low budget though, and a somewhat tough crowd. I would appreciate any ideas. Thank you!
Ok here are some ideas:
Decorate tables with old 45 or LP records, I am sure that you can get these from teachers or parents as we all grew up with them!
Many of your friends probably have lava lamps or sparkle lamps, ask if you can borrow them, and put them around the room for a groovy look.
Get large pieces of yellow poster board and make big smiley faces to hang from the ceiling.
Make big daisy looking flowers from construction paper to use for decorating.
Peace signs, funky sunglasses, stringed beads (I think you can buy these on a roll at the craft store pretty cheap) all will work for decorations.
Go to www.orientaltrading.com for ideas as well, this is a company that sells party supplies and they also give a lot of neat ideas for parties. Click on themes for retro party ideas!
Hope you have a fun and safe homecoming, let us know how it went and pictures would be super neat!
Don't forget a disco ball!
Check out this site it has a lot you need to know about the 70's the fads the top music etc.. You will come up with some great ideas. I also tried just typing in 70's into Google you will find a lot more info there. Try checking these out http://www.inth .com/index.shtml
What is a good idea for character day at school for girls?
By Mollie M.
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.
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 Megan from San Diego, CA
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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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". Basically it's about the past music decades (50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's). It would be great if you can send some ideas for a float, and spirit week days. Thanks!
Clara from Arlington, TX
Dress as your homecoming opponents. (09/03/2008)
By katie Jo
If you are looking for things that were popular way back then ---I was in high school in the '50's. That was about when Rock n Roll got started. The biggest hit of that time was Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley and the Comets).
You can find the music of each decade online. I'm sorry but I can't remember the name of the website now. But a search will turn it up, I'm sure.
I don't know why, but we always wore cardigan sweaters backwards (buttoned up). And a small square scarf tied around our neck. We had "Sock Hops" in the gym (a dance held in the gym and wearing socks, no shoes allowed).
Our school always has the basics, like PJ day, Nerd/Geek day, Oldies Day (50,60,70,80), some dressed like old people, crossover day (guys and girls or animals), superhero/superstar day, and blue and white day (or school colors).
In West Texas, we always have days like camo day for deer hunting, or farmer day. But we also have pajama day, crazy day, oldies day, twin day, star day (where you dress up like a famous person), and spirit day with our school colors. (09/09/2008)
Stoplight day: if you're single wear green, if you're "talking" with someone or "it's complicated", wear yellow, and if you're dating someone wear red. This one is easy because people can wear just t-shirts or go all out with the colors. One person wore all the colors!
Nerd day: taping of glasses, suspenders, high pants, overalls, high socks, pocket protectors, etc. So many people got into this one!
Harry Potter Day: wizards and witches everywhere! Broomsticks and griffyndor colors everywhere!
Cowboy day: hats, boots, plaid shirts, bandannas
Powderpuff football: it really brings the classes together. girls playing football - teachers and football players as their coaches. This can also be used as a spirit day when each class wears their powderpuff t-shirts.
Bonfire: pep rally at the bonfire! With music, cheers, football team, dance team. Our school did not approve us having any form of food-with-the-fire at the bonfire, though (09/11/2008)
At my school we do a day that is about wearing mismatched clothes. It's my favorite and so so easy. We also do a forgery day, where you dress like the opponents team. Good luck! (09/16/2008)
I've also heard of fake an injury day. Just another idea that's different from the others. (09/21/2008)
At my school, today was '80's workout day. (09/22/2008)
At our school in c-town Idaho we have:
We also have a bonfire lip sing, a parade, and fun stuff. (09/23/2008)
At my school we do:
At our school we had:
At our school, this week is homecoming week. We have:
Our homecoming spirit days this year were:
Another idea that wasn't passed by administration was Where's Waldo Day, which everyone would have loved! =) (12/02/2008)
By elise is amazing
Christina from Scappoose, OR
For the dress up days: Twin Day, Favorite College Team Day, School spirit day, 70's Day.
Good Luck! (09/13/2006)
Superhero day, Nerd day, Switch a roo day (where girls and guys switch places), Pajama day (09/16/2006)
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)
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)
We've always had opposite day, nerd day, wacky tacky day (everyones favorite), twin day, and different ones like that. (08/27/2007)
My school does decade day like:
My school on homecoming week, has 3 different days:
Our junior high has crazy hair day, spirit day, crazy hat day, and tacky day (10/03/2007)
By Felice Chung
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)
How about teacher/student switch day its very fun to see the teachers dress as kids..lol (10/19/2007)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
I actually just got back from schools student council meeting like ten minutes ago. Here were our days for this year.
At my school we do:
By star kb