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:/
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.
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.
Set a date for your homecoming. Then create a timetable of what needs to be done and by when.
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.
Create banners, invitations and any other festive decorations to spread the homecoming spirit. Craft fun school-themed decorations related to your homecoming theme.
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.
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.
End your homecoming week with a memorable and fun dance. Plan to pass out favors, and hire photographers to capture the entire night.