Organizing a fun and successful homecoming requires forming a planning committee, choosing a theme, creating a schedule, planning a budget and raising money, creating and hanging decorations, organizing the homecoming court election, holding a spirit week and hosting the dance. The following steps act as a guide:/
- Form a homecoming committee
Before you can start planning your homecoming, form a committee. Break up the committee into groups and have each group focus on a different aspect of the planning process.
- Choose a theme
Start by choosing a central theme for the event. This is very important because all other aspects of your planning and activities revolve around it.
- Create a timetable
Set a date for your homecoming. Then create a timetable of what needs to be done and by when.
- Plan the budget
Produce a budget plan that includes how much income you have and how much you need to raise. Include your fund-raising strategy in the budget plan.
- Put up decorations
Create banners, invitations and any other festive decorations to spread the homecoming spirit. Craft fun school-themed decorations related to your homecoming theme.
- Have a spirit week
Get your school excited about homecoming by organizing an entertaining and interactive spirit week. Schedule theme days, such as pajama day, or pep rallies and activities, such as a student vs. faculty basketball game, on each day leading up to the big homecoming.
- Form a homecoming court
Have the student body nominate a homecoming court. Set up election stations around the school and popular student hang-out spots. Order tiaras or sashes to use to crown your homecoming king and queen. On the day of the homecoming football game, reveal the king and queen.
- Have a homecoming dance
End your homecoming week with a memorable and fun dance. Plan to pass out favors, and hire photographers to capture the entire night.