Homecoming Dance Ideas

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The homecoming dance is a traditional right of passage for many teens. Make this years dance memorable with a special theme.
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September 3, 2019

I am helping with a homecoming dance that has a neon theme. We need name ideas.


September 3, 20190 found this helpful
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How about

(Your School Name) Glows


Call it ON BROADWAY...

You could use the George Benson song as your background and use a Broadway song as your theme...

The line from the song goes:
They say the neon lights are bright
On Broadway

Post back what you decide! Happy Dance!

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September 3, 20190 found this helpful
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Use, "It's Electric!" as the theme and play the Electric Slide song.

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"Neon is a Gas With Atomic Number 10!"

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Rock on Through Electric Avenue!

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August 28, 2005

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!




By Marlene (Guest Post)
August 28, 20050 found this helpful

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!

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By Mary (Guest Post)
August 29, 20050 found this helpful

Don't forget a disco ball!

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August 30, 20050 found this helpful

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 www.inthe70s.com/index.shtml

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October 27, 2011

What is a good idea for character day at school for girls?

By Mollie M.


October 28, 20110 found this helpful

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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September 10, 2009

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


September 27, 20110 found this helpful

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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October 15, 2013

This page contains Homecoming dance decoration ideas. Homecoming is a traditional high school dance that is celebrated in the fall.

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September 10, 2009

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


Homecoming Ideas

Hoax day.
Dress as your homecoming opponents. (09/03/2008)

By katie Jo

Homecoming Ideas

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).


Outside of gym, girls wore loafers, white bucks and knee socks. I don't remember what the boys wore. (09/05/2008)

By Pamela O'Brien

Homecoming Ideas

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).

By abc

Homecoming Ideas

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)

By blob

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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)

By Eliza

Homecoming Ideas

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)

By hayley

Homecoming Ideas

I've also heard of fake an injury day. Just another idea that's different from the others. (09/21/2008)

By Rachel

Homecoming Ideas

At my school, today was '80's workout day. (09/22/2008)

By :)

Homecoming Ideas

At our school in c-town Idaho we have:

  • Rock Star day
  • Stripes and polka dot day
  • Safari day
  • Theme day
  • Spirit day

    We also have a bonfire lip sing, a parade, and fun stuff. (09/23/2008)

    By ricky

    Homecoming Ideas

    At my school we do:

  • -Nerd Day
  • -Superhero/Disney character day
  • -Blast from the past (wear clothes from 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s)
  • -Gender Bender Day (girls dress as guys, guys as girls)
  • -Tacky Day
  • -Spirit Day (09/24/2008)

    By Jennifer

    Homecoming Ideas

    We have:

  • -Mon.-Decades day
  • -Tues.-Movie day
  • -Wed.-Tacky day
  • -Thurs.-College day
  • -Fri.-Spirit day

    :D (09/27/2008)

    By hilly

    Homecoming Ideas

    At our school we had:

  • Monday- Native American day
  • Tuesday- Mardi Gras day
  • Wednesday- Hawaiian Day
  • Thursday- Mexican day
  • Friday- Funkadellic Friday. Wear bright colors and play the music of the 80's. Gap band, Zap and roger. You know, funk. (09/30/2008)

    By Darin

    Homecoming Ideas

    At our school, this week is homecoming week. We have:

  • Twin day
  • Opposite sex day
  • Class color day (we get t-shirts for our grade on this day)
  • Duct tape day (We all wear as much duct tape as we can. The grade who wears most wins.)
  • School color day (10/05/2008)

    By Lynz

    Homecoming Ideas

  • Monday: go to work day
  • Tuesday: school spirit day (red, black, white) pep rally day. (11/20/2008)
  • Wednesday: nationality day.
  • Thursday: crazy outfit day.
  • Friday: retro day

    By Ashleyyy

    Homecoming Ideas

    Our homecoming spirit days this year were:

  • MON: Highlighter/Neon Day
  • TUES: Tie-Dye Day
  • WEDS: Pajama Day
  • THURS: Country Club Day
  • FRI: Spirit Day (school colors cardinal/navy)

    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

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  • September 2, 2008

    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.

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