Popular Homecoming Themes

Choosing from Popular Homecoming Themes

One of the most exciting parts about homecoming is the many great homecoming themes that people come up with each year. The student government is usually the ones to meet and help decide on possible homecoming themes. It’s important that the student government do this in enough time for the possible themes to be discussed and voted on long before homecoming.

In fact, you may not know it but most homecoming themes are actually determined in summer to allow plenty of time for voting, planning and preparations before homecoming time arrives.
What should you do if you are on the committee in charge of deciding on a homecoming theme and other homecoming and spirit week ideas? The good news is that there are many sources of information to help you out there. In most cases, you should narrow down your ideas to two or three and then allow the class to vote on them to choose their favorite. You want to try to get as many students as possible in on the discussion and voting process to be sure more people will be happy with the idea that is chosen.

What kind of trends for 2012 can we expect to see? This is an exciting time for students and faculty alike as many great new trends are coming out in recent years. We are seeing themes such as George Mason’s “Green n’ Gold, Never Fold”, University of Florida’s “Nation of Champions” and Southwest Baptist University’s, “There’s No Place Like Home: Follow the Purple Brick Road”.

Many great homecoming theme trends we are seeing for 2012 involve recognizing those you have done great things, school pride and pride for one’s countries. Many other themes revolve around times in history or past eras. This is a way for students to look to the future by remembering and celebrating the past.

Homecoming Themes Ideas

  • A Hero’s Homecoming
  • A Night in Paris
  • A Night of Stars
  • A Place in the Sun
  • A Tinsel town Moment
  • Action Heroes
  • Around the World
  • Around the World in One Night
  • At the Hop
  • Autumn in New York
  • Back to the Future
  • Black Tie
  • Board Games
  • Boogie Nights
  • Bourbon Street Masquerade
  • Box Office Bliss
  • Can’t Fight the Moonlight
  • Carnival in Paris
  • Cartoon Mania
  • Chillin’ in the Arctic
  • City of Lights
  • City Rhythm
  • Colors of the Wind
  • Dance through Time
  • Decades
  • Down by the Sea
  • Drops of Jupiter
  • Egyptian Allure
  • Escape to Paradise
  • Escape to Rio
  • Feelin’ Groovy
  • From LA to the Bay
  • Frosted Twilight
  • Funkadelic Love
  • Harvest Moon
  • History of Music
  • Holiday Wish
  • Hollywood Homecoming
  • Hollywood Magic
  • Hollywood Nights
  • In Vogue
  • Island Fantasy
  • Italian Serenade
  • Jungle Allure
  • La Noche Dorada
  • Las Vegas
  • Legends of Camelot
  • Mad about Mambo
  • Magic in the Snow
  • Manhattan Mystique
  • Mardi Gras Mambo
  • Medieval Magic
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Native Paradise
  • New York, New York
  • Night in New Orleans
  • Night Lights
  • Night of Stars
  • Night of the Golden Dragon
  • Night on the Town
  • North Pole Delight
  • On Broadway
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Paris Nights
  • Polynesian Sunset
  • Rest in Peace
  • Rest in Peace
  • Rhythm Divine
  • Rio Grande Requiem
  • River of Dreams
  • Road Trip
  • Rock Around the Clock
  • Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy
  • Seaswept
  • Secret Garden
  • Shades of the Orient
  • Shanghai Moon
  • Simply Irresistible
  • Snowflake Wonderland
  • Soda Shop Hop
  • Space Voyage
  • Spirit of America
  • Springtime in Paris
  • Star Gazing
  • Stars on Broadway
  • Summer Wind
  • Sunset Oasis
  • Sunset Silhouettes
  • Superheroes
  • Tahitian Fantasy Cruise
  • The Circus
  • The Great Frontiers
  • The Oscars
  • The Zoo
  • TV Land
  • Under the Sea
  • Under the Stars
  • Underwater Escape
  • Western
  • Whispers of the Orient
  • Whispers of Winter
  • Wild Wild West
  • With All My Heart
  • World of Fantasy
  • Written in the Stars

This is certainly not the end of the many homecoming themes and ideas that exist and this year we can expect to see many new, creative ideas. Remember that when you come up with a homecoming theme, there will typically also need to be both a Junior and a Senior float based on the theme. Typically the seniors get first choice on their float ideas so keep this in mind. Floats can be as different as they want as long as they still follow the same themes for the homecoming.

With so many homecoming themes to choose from, it could be difficult for you and your class to choose the right one. Some tips to keep in mind are to look into past homecomings at the school and see what ideas have already been done. You might also want to look into past homecoming themes of other schools in your district. While it’s ok to use a theme that another school has used, most school committees decide they want to be as original as possible so doing some research helps you see what has already been done before.

Remember that every detail of the homecoming event will revolve around the theme so be sure you have a clearly defined theme that people will be able to understand and play upon. When you plan your homecoming, you will create an event that the entire school will remember for the rest of their lives.