Few events in high school are as iconic as prom and homecoming. Students look forward to these important celebrations with great anticipation. Prom and homecoming organizers ¿ often, a task that falls upon parents ¿ can often feel pressure to create a fun evening for both nights.
Don't worry, prom parents and homecoming committee leaders! With the right toys, games and novelties, prom and homecoming will be a hit!
Homecoming: An American Tradition
Homecoming is all about school spirit and pride, though celebrations can vary from one school to another. Middle school, high school and college all may host homecoming celebrations annually.
A good school spirit assembly can be made great with the right items. Anything in school colors given to students ¿ pom-poms, inflatable hands and flying disks, for example - can elevate any assembly into a frenzy of school spirit.
Homecoming Parade Supplies
The homecoming parade is a celebration that typically involves the entire community. Wondering what to throw from floats? Toss bead necklaces, candy or team spirit footballs at parade spectators to help get the whole town excited about homecoming.
Tailgating before homecoming is typically a vibrant display of school spirit and a bunch of socializing. Draw people to your tailgate with a fun carnival game or prize wheel. Don't forget some candy or small toys as prizes!
The Big Game
Though most typically football, the big homecoming game can be any sporting event. This is usually where the homecoming king and queen are crowned. Fans of the team love any items that will help them show school spirit and the team will get pumped up by seeing the crowd is behind them.
Prom: The Formal Soiree
The prom theme you choose will have a huge impact on the supplies you'll need. Typically less rambunctious than homecoming activities, prom is a special event that will live in students' memories for years to come.
How to Choose a Prom Theme
Allowing students to choose a prom theme by vote or committee helps ensure a popular prom theme. A Monte Carlo night can be sophisticated, as can a winter wonderland theme. Prom themes don't have to be related to the school colors or mascot, allowing for a wide variety of possibilities.
Prom after-parties have grown in popularity, and for good reason ¿ typically organized and supervised by parents, these school-sponsored after-parties give prom guests a place to go after the festivities that is safe and fun. Offer some games and activities, but allow students to simply relax and socialize if that's what they want.
The Difference Between Homecoming and Prom
Both events are school activities and both usually have "spirit week" leading up to the final event, but homecoming and prom aren't the same. Homecoming focuses on school spirit whereas prom is more about a special evening as students approach their final years in high school.
Help make prom and homecoming special for your student. Volunteer to help organize and run these events, knowing that they can easily be made special with some fun products.