Ideas for a "Black Out" High School Dance?

I am a senior in high school and I am on student council. I am in charge of planing our 1st school dance and I want to make it really fun because we don't have a good history of attendance. The theme is "Black Out" and everything is going to be black and dark. Any ideas on anything to add or sell? Please Help! Thanks!



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August 15, 20050 found this helpful

Those mini or not-so-mini glow sticks, necklaces, etc. might go nicely with the black out theme; although they are not black, they go nicely with it!

Consider decorating part of the party area with neon colors & a few black lights? for contrast.

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By Brandon C. (Guest Post)
August 22, 20050 found this helpful

I am the Student Body Secretary/Treasurer at my school. We are also planning our Homecoming Dance to be a "Black Out" sort-of theme. In addition to the glow sticks and neon lights, we also are getting some white fabric and draping it on trees and then have spotlights with black-light bulbs in them.


We also bought a ton of those glow-in-the-dark stars to hang everywhere and put on the walls and stuff. Umm... good luck with your dance and I hope it works out! :)

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

hey we did the "black out" theme for our highschool dance. we had really low attendance and this made records! we closed off the cafeteria with tall black tarps and splattered glow in the dark paint all over them. then, we set black lights everywhere. it looked awesome and everyone had fun and stills talks about it! give hi-liters to everyone and it glows in the dark and it's a blast, have fun and and good luck!!

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By Laura F. (Guest Post)
June 2, 20060 found this helpful

Hey, our schools doing a Black Out theme next year for homecoming! I was wondering it any of you knew what type of theme we should use for floats and banners since we're doing Black Out.


Should we do themes related to movies or books or something??? I would love your ideas thanks :) !!!

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By Susan Crane (Guest Post)
August 16, 20060 found this helpful

I am a sophomore in Student council and we are thinking of ideas for a girl ask guy dance but we aren't sure what to do. Does anyone have any ideas? I also need to find a place to hold it in Arizona. thanks.

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By Brian Jo (Guest Post)
September 20, 20060 found this helpful

hey i need help!! i have that theme this year and i have no iead what to do for a float!

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September 24, 20060 found this helpful

This isn't exactly about dance themes, but I might as well. For those of you who have been reading my posts, I switched my username from RivMMTaylor to Acid Rain.


This helps me avoid unwanted attention from certain people. doubt they are on this site, but you never know. THX!!

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By Blake (Guest Post)
September 26, 20060 found this helpful

you should have black lights put around certain parts of the dance hall.

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By Td (Guest Post)
March 7, 20070 found this helpful

black lights. and hang white tulle the material that goes under poodle skirts, all over the place in strips so that the black lights reflect off of it

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By ICEMAN (Guest Post)
April 5, 20070 found this helpful

You should put black lights everywhere, but advise the kids 2 where all dark stuff...."DIRTY IN DA DARK!!"

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By lauren (Guest Post)
May 15, 20070 found this helpful

we have had this theme before at my highschool... what we did is put the long black paper all over the walls.


and had someone who is good at graffiti/tagging... paint it with paint that glows... we gave out glow sticks and put out fog machines. it waz a HIT!

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September 12, 20070 found this helpful

Maybe you could get a strobe light just for some cool effect.

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By Caitlyn (Guest Post)
November 1, 20070 found this helpful

If it's a black out have it in the cafeteria and split it into two. One side all black with black lights lining one of the side walls, the other side have tables for sitting and the munchies and some type of other game, like a dance contest or wii

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By humuhumunukunukuapua'a (Guest Post)
January 9, 20080 found this helpful

Just remember that if you use the glow sticks, some people like to break them and throw them around at people. I have also heard that if you use the blacklights, certain attire can be see through but I am not sure of it. Have a blast!

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By katie (Guest Post)
January 15, 20080 found this helpful

I think that everything should be black like you have it but have the kids come in bright colors that will be really cool because it will be black and dark but when the lights are going out and over everyone it will look really cool.

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By Lisa (Guest Post)
January 24, 20080 found this helpful

Have a contest to see what people can make out of glow sticks. See what local businesses will donate for prizes.


we bought a cool fireworks light on e-bay for 30.00 It worked great. Also,check out mushroom light.

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By Alexandra (Guest Post)
March 2, 20080 found this helpful

You can have strobe lights too. Flashing so it looks like everything is in slow motion.

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By (Guest Post)
September 23, 20080 found this helpful

I would definitely do some types of glow sticks or glow necklaces. Or if you have ever heard of mixing water with highlighters and then putting it in bottles, that looks really really cool! Have a variety of music that is easy to dance to! Too much techno or too much rap and people get discouraged from dancing!

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By Tiffany~ Rae (Guest Post)
October 23, 20080 found this helpful

My Junior class recently had the "Day in the Dark" theme for homecoming this year. All we really did was hang up black paper on the walls, floor, and lockers. Then we splattered them with neon like Pink, Orange, Green, and Yellow on them. Then we also had a large black tarp hung up, with black paper to drape and darken the hall. With black lights, techno, and fog machines it was great.

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By My Name is ... Me. (Guest Post)
February 19, 20090 found this helpful

Oh my! That sounds like a blast! I wish my school did that! W have the big MTV Much Music Video Screens that puts like the latest music and music videos through it . It's great! Also have the strobe lights. Hmm. Thanks a lot. This helped me out. Maybe I can get the principal to approve of a black out theme. Cause well. It's the same every time and it's annoying, but I love them anyway! Strobe lights, Neon Colors, Black walls. It could really be a great dance! Thanks a million!

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By JoE N (Guest Post)
February 22, 20090 found this helpful

Where do you get the black lights and how many of them should you get?

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August 10, 20170 found this helpful

here are some great themes for any school dance or prom.

-glow paint?
-photo booth/banner
-disco lights
-all white clothes
-colors= neon glow colors and white

-blow up aliens
-alien/galaxy/star wars dress
-photo booth/banner(in a galaxy far far away...)
-Sticky stars
-Disco lights
-colors= black and metallic

-hay bales
-jeans and flannels and cowboy boots
-farm things
-cow bells
-photo booth/banner
-colors=red/flannel denim

-all white
-baby powder?
-white paint?
-photo bo the oth/banner
-white glow sticks (if those even exist)
-colors=white (duh)

-mickey ears = minnie ears
-dress as any disney character to match your date
-colors=red yellow and black

-match superhero costume with your date
-colors: colors of diff. superheroes
photo booth/banner
comic book captions (bam, pow, zap)

-colors:brown green and black
-camo dress
-photo booth/banner
-duck calls

8. hollywood
-red carpet entrance
-photo booth/ banner
-stage lights & disco lights
-dress:fav hollywood actor/actress to match date

-all black
-colors: black
-photo booth / banner

-dress: like old people
-pictures of the teachers but make them look really old
-walking sticks
-old people music (not the whole time maybe just in the entrance)
-baby powder in hair
-photo booth/ banner

11. TOGA
-dress: togas and greek stuff
-leaf wreaths
-greek columbus
-statues but with teachers faces on them
-colors: white green and gold
-photo booth/ banner

-fish and stuff
-dress: like fish or any sea animal
-colors: blue, turquoise, green
-lighting that makes it look like you're underwater
-photo booth/ banner

-literally dress as your fav teacher from your school
-colors: navy, carolina, and white
-photo booth with pics of teachers and things that say twins

-colors: red, white, yellow
-dress: clowns/ elephants and other circus people/things
-popcorn and candy
-steamers and photo booth

-steamers and photo booth
-colors: white pink and black
-eiffel tower
-dress: stereotypical french person (berets and striped shirts)

-yellow brick road entrance
-colors;yellow red blue
- photo booth/banner

17. FIRE & ICE
If you have a date one of you will be fire and the other will be ice
Colors; blue/clear & red and orange
Photo booth/banner
Gym split down the middle half fire themed half ice themed
Serve hot cinnamon candy and cold drinks

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