the excitement of homecoming events often as as
fund-raising efforts by local high schools & colleges.
homecoming event is, and still remains, a good way to attract the
most numbers of school alumni and rekindle a deep sense of school
spirit so that they give (and give generously!) to fund-raising efforts
University and the University
of Illinois both claim the first modern homecoming celebration
featuring a popular football game. Today, the homecoming football
game is one of the biggest of the year, usually played against a
traditional rival, and preceded by special pep rallies, bonfires,
or other extravaganzas in celebration the night before.
the homecoming hoopla are parades complete with marching bands &
floats, and a Homecoming Court that crowns the Homecoming Queen
and King, who are usually chosen from among the most popular and
talented students and athletes.
which have grown more elaborate year after year, are another popular
tradition featuring corsage creations with streamers and bows that match the school colors.
The most important accessory, however, has to be the
dress or gown
worn at the culmination of any homecoming celebration - the homecoming
dance, which over the years has taken on all the significance of
a school prom.
Themes for the
big night don't necessarily have to focus on romance, however, and
school dance committees have free reign on picking a theme that
usually runs the gamut from Oscar
party themes to Hawaiian
luau or Halloween
Around the Web,
learn more about the annual tradition of planning a college or high
school event, plus ideas for homecoming dresses, advice on other party
themes and decorations, and more tips for throwing a homecoming
event they'll long remember...