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Planning Homecoming at your High School

Updated on May 15, 2012

Candy Land Homecoming Decoration Ideas

Candy Land game pieces, giant lollipops and cupcakes make for a great game board feel.
Candy Land game pieces, giant lollipops and cupcakes make for a great game board feel.
Peppermint candies can add detail without breaking the bank.
Peppermint candies can add detail without breaking the bank.
Giant lollipops can create a walk-way into the dance.
Giant lollipops can create a walk-way into the dance.
Don't for get banana splits and cherries on top!
Don't for get banana splits and cherries on top!

Choosing a theme!

The most important item to do is choose a suitable theme for your event. First, compare your event's date with societal or community dates which may be important. For example, if your homecoming will fall on the week of September 11, a patriotic theme would be suitable.

Other possible themes may include:

  • A Hero's Homecoming
  • Shuffling Through the Decades
  • Around the World
  • A Night of Magic
  • Ever-Changing Seasons
  • A Night of Hollywood
  • Cartoon Mania
  • Magical Memories
  • Candy Land - How Sweet it Is
  • There are countless other themes from which to choose. A simple search on the Internet can help assist you on finding the best theme for you!


Decorations

Once you have selected a theme, choose decoarations which complement the theme. This is where students can get creative! In the example of Candy Land - How Sweet it Is, the decorations ranged from actual tootsie rolls and smarties in a child's swimming pool with Queen Frostine hovering over to peppermint candy cut-outs, giant lollipops and cupcakes and even banana splits!

Materials which work well:

  • Cardboard ranging in a variety of sizes
  • Spray paint or other painting materials
  • Adhesive material (glue/tape)
  • Fishing line (helps hang items)
  • Paper clips - can be used to hold balloons to fishing line
  • Balloons - check to make sure your school does not have a latex-free environment
  • Scissors (mine always disappear so have multiple on hand)
  • Push pins
  • Stapler
  • Gossamer or Tulle

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    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Very useful hub. Your tips are good and straight to the point. Voted up

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      HeatherWagner 5 years ago from Iowa

      Thank you Peachpurple. I plan to add more to it soon! Check back often!

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