Unique Homecoming Poster Ideas in 2023

Brainstorming homecoming poster ideas begins with knowing what should go on a poster. Make homecoming posters for everything from the big game to the big dance with your classmates or teammates. Theme your homecoming or come up with a slogan that ties everything together. 

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Poster Ideas for Homecoming Sports

Whether you need homecoming posters for basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, cheerleading, or any other sport at your school, highlighting the group and individuals is essential.

Homecoming Sports Hall Poster Ideas

During homecoming, hallway posters for sports teams usually feature images of each team member and things related to the sport.

  • The hall should be lined with life-size silhouette cutouts of individual players in recognizable stances from their sports. Each hallway should feature a different sports team.
  • Using colored pens, make paper jerseys for each player and hang them in the hallway for students to write encouraging messages.
  • To showcase each player’s accomplishments, create a giant scoreboard poster.
  • Teens can pose behind a poster featuring sports figures with cutout faces and put their faces in the cutouts to create a fun photo opportunity.
  • With glue dots, attach small basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, or volleyballs to a poster so teens can take a mini ball home. This can be accomplished with sports ball pencil erasers.
  • The poster should include small balls with the names of all the players on them. If you’re playing volleyball, add some flames to the balls and use phrases such as “we’re going to set this match on fire!” or “WCS fans feed the fire that’s about to roast the ducks!”

Homecoming Sports Locker Poster Ideas

Fun locker posters for homecoming can highlight players, teams, or fans. In order to create school unity, create locker posters that are fun for each student.

  • Rather than common sports balls, make locker posters that feature obscure equipment shapes such as football uprights, soccer goals, and cheerleading giant hairbows.
  • Hang short words related to the player’s sport, such as “Goal” for soccer and “Touchdown” for football, on lockers.
  • Provide a fill-in-the-blank mini poster that is laminated so students who do not play sports can fill it out themselves. You can use a phrase like “WCS __________ team rules!” Students can change the sport every day if they wish.
  • You can use gold cutout trophies for seniors, silver for juniors, bronze for sophomores, and dark gray or pewter for freshmen.
  • Use a poster shaped like a fan with “WCS #1 Fan” on it for students who don’t play sports.

Poster Ideas for Homecoming Week Activities

To keep students excited all week long, schools usually pair a fun spirit week with homecoming activities. School-wide events, fundraisers, and competitions are also possible ideas for spirit week.

Homecoming Week Hall Poster Ideas

Homecoming posters should highlight all the events and games taking place during the week, from sports to in-school activities.

  • Create a giant timeline in the main hallway that shows each event as a separate line.
  • To highlight the events happening each day of the week, create individual posters shaped like calendar day blocks.
  • Make posters that look like passports, postcards, and trip itineraries and feature details about events with the phrase “Come Home With WCS.”
  • Create a Facebook-style newsfeed or event page in poster format by using social media as inspiration.

Homecoming Week Locker Poster Ideas

A locker poster for homecoming week can simply represent general school spirit or be fun homecoming posters for friends.

  • During homecoming week, create mini posters for each important event and place them on a table in the lobby. To show what students are excited about, ask them to choose one and hang it on their locker.
  • Each mini poster should contain one word from your school’s fight song. The posters should then be hung in order on lockers.
  • Hang mini calendars that highlight the biggest events for the week on occupied lockers.
  • Hang a mini faux bulletin board on lockers with scrapbook paper or printed paper that looks like a bulletin board. Make a personal bulletin board for each student with a photo from each day of the week.

Poster Ideas for the Homecoming Dance

Dance posters should be fun, incorporate the theme of the dance, and provide students with all the information they need.

Homecoming Dance Hall Poster Ideas

Share all the details about your homecoming dance with large hallway posters.

  • Include details about the dance on each note of a horizontal poster that looks like sheet music.
  • Use a large image of students from your school at an actual dance to create a dance poster that looks like a concert poster.
  • Hang posters featuring different dance details around the school so teens can find and snap photos of them all in an interactive scavenger hunt.

Homecoming Dance Locker Poster Ideas

Posters for the homecoming dance can serve as a fun, personal reminder.

  • Every student’s locker should be hung with “You’re Invited!” mini invitations.
  • Make cute dance-related shapes to hang on lockers with the dance date and time, like music notes, records, disco balls, or dancing shoes.
  • Ticket holders for the homecoming dance should hang them on their lockers.
  • To make interactive locker posters for homecoming dance playlists, ask students to write their top five dance song requests.
  • Students can check ‘yes’ if they have a homecoming date with locker posters that look like love notes.

Poster Ideas for Homecoming Court

There should be royal and personal themes in all of these posters, from ideas for homecoming queen posters to information about when and where to vote for the homecoming court. Make the nomination process more enjoyable by finding unique ways to highlight the nominees.

Homecoming Court Hall Poster Ideas

Individualized and personal hallway posters should be displayed for homecoming court nominees. In each poster, the candidate should be described and why everyone should vote for him or her. You can use a theme of something they’re known for like a sport or hobby to include fun images of the nominee.

  • Create an interactive poster shaped like a throne that’s inspired by Game of Thrones. Place images of all the candidates next to the throne and challenge students to secretly place their favorite candidate’s picture inside.
  • Play with the word “court” and show all the queen nominees as separate defendants in a courtroom.
  • Play on the word “court” by showing the nominees playing on a basketball court against one another.

Homecoming Court Locker Poster Ideas

The locker posters for homecoming court should be reserved for the nominees’ lockers. You can also use mini posters to remind other students to vote or as ballots.

  • Post an “I voted” poster on each locker to encourage people to vote. Students can add their name and the name of the candidate they’re voting for to the poster and place it in the ballot box.
  • Add a cute crown and scepter sticker or clipart image to each candidate’s photo to make a personal poster.
  • Make mini crown posters to hang on each nominee’s locker. You can use a fancy cursive font to write the nominee’s name and include details about voting.

Post Your School Spirit

Posters about homecoming provide students with all the information they need about the festivities, as well as promoting school spirit. Make fun posters that your classmates will treasure for a lifetime. 

Make your homecoming the most memorable ever by using your school’s colors, mascot, fun phrases, and entertaining images. Even asking someone to homecoming can be fun with homecoming posters.

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