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In America, the excitement of homecoming events often as as fund-raising efforts by local high schools & colleges.

A successful 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 during Spirit Week.

Indiana 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.

Illustrated instructions on how
to make homecoming mums

Also accompanying 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.

Homecoming mums, 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 elegant homecoming 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 fright nights.

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...


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More about homecoming celebrations around the Web:


How to Select a Homecoming Dress - Check out advice on choosing the perfect dress for formal or semi-formal homecomings, plus related tips and warnings on what NOT to do.

How to Make Homecoming Mums - Check out the Wikihow guide with step-by-step illustrated instructions, and related tips.


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