33 Unique Homecoming Poster Ideas

Published April 21, 2020
Excited high school sports fans cheering and holding sign

Knowing what should be on a homecoming poster is the first step toward brainstorming homecoming poster ideas. Gather your classmates or teammates to create cute homecoming posters for everything from the big game to the big dance. Use a homecoming theme or a homecoming slogan to tie everything together. Download, modify, and print any of the example posters using Adobe.

Poster Ideas for Homecoming Sports

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

Homecoming Sports Hall Poster Ideas

Hallway posters for sports teams during homecoming typically include images of things related to the sport and all the individual players on the team.

  • Highlight individual players by making a life-size silhouette cutout of each player in a recognizable stance from their sport to line the hall. Do a different sports team in each hallway.
  • Make a paper jersey for each player and hang them in the hallway with colored pens so students can write encouraging messages on them.
  • Create a giant scoreboard poster that includes stats for each player to show off their accomplishments.
  • Mount a poster featuring sports figures with cutout faces on a cardboard stand to create a fun photo op where teens can stand behind the poster and put their faces in the cutouts.
  • Create a 3D interactive poster by sticking small basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, or volleyballs to the poster with glue dots so teens can take a mini ball to keep. Sports ball pencil erasers work great for this.
  • Make a team poster that includes small balls with each player's name on one. Add some flames to the balls and use phrases like "We're going to set this match on fire!" for volleyball or "WCS fans feed the fire that's about to roast the ducks!"
    Homecoming Volleyball Poster

Homecoming Sports Locker Poster Ideas

You can highlight players, teams, or fans with fun locker posters for homecoming. Look for ways to create a fun locker poster for every student to create school unity.

  • Forget common sports balls, make a locker poster with each player's name on an obscure equipment shape like the uprights for football, a goal for soccer, or a giant hair bow for cheerleading.
  • Print out short words related to the player's sport like "Goal" for soccer or "Touchdown" for football to hang on players' lockers.
  • For students who don't play sports, create a fill-in-the blank mini poster that's laminated so the student can write in their own answer. Use a phrase like "WCS ___________ team rules!" Students can change out the sport each day if they want.
  • Use cutout trophies in gold for seniors, silver for juniors, bronze for sophomores, and dark gray or pewter for freshmen.
  • For students who don't play sports, use a poster in the shape of a fan with the saying "WCS #1 Fan!"

Poster Ideas for Homecoming Week Activities

Most schools pair a fun spirit week with their homecoming activities to keep students excited every day of the week. Ideas for spirit week also include school-wide events, fundraisers, and competitions.

Homecoming Week Hall Poster Ideas

Hallway posters for homecoming week should highlight all the different events and games taking place throughout the week from sports games to in-school events.

  • Make a giant timeline in a main hallway that spans the whole week and shows each event as a separate line coming off the timeline.
  • Make individual posters for each day of the week in the shape of calendar day blocks to highlight the events happening each day.
  • Use a travel theme for posters with the phrase "Come Home With WCS." Posters can be designed to look like passports, postcards, and trip itineraries and feature details about different events.
  • Use social media as inspiration to create things like a Facebook style newsfeed or events page in poster format.
Homecoming Poster

Homecoming Week Locker Poster Ideas

Locker posters for homecoming week can simply be fun homecoming posters for friends or little posters that represent general school spirit.

  • Create mini posters for each important homecoming week event and have them all at a table in the lobby. Ask students to choose one and hang it on their locker to show what they're excited about.
  • Write out your school's fight song by adding one word to each mini poster then hanging them on lockers in order.
  • Create mini calendars that highlight the biggest events for the week and hang them on every occupied locker.
  • Use scrapbook paper or printed paper that looks like a bulletin board to hang a mini faux bulletin board on lockers. Ask students to add photos from each day of the week to their personal bulletin board.

Poster Ideas for the Homecoming Dance

Homecoming dance posters should be really fun, incorporate the theme of the dance, and give students all the information they need to attend the dance.

Homecoming Dance Hall Poster Ideas

Have fun with large hallway posters that share all the details about your homecoming dance.

  • Make a long horizontal poster that looks like sheet music and include a detail about the dance on each music note.
  • Create dance posters that look like concert posters by featuring a large image of students from your school at an actual dance.
  • Create an interactive scavenger hunt by hanging posters featuring different dance details around the school so teens have to find and snap a pic of them all.

Homecoming Dance Locker Poster Ideas

Locker posters for the homecoming dance can serve as fun, personal reminders about the big event.

  • Make mini invitations that say "You're Invited!" to hang on every student's locker.
  • Cutout cute dance related shapes like music notes, records, disco balls, or dancing shoes to hang on lockers with the dance date and time.
  • Create homecoming dance tickets to hang on lockers for eligible students.
  • Make interactive homecoming dance playlist posters to hang on lockers that ask students to write their top 5 dance song requests.
  • Help students share whether they've got a date for the dance with locker posters that look like love notes saying "Check 'yes' if you have a date to homecoming."

Poster Ideas for Homecoming Court

From homecoming queen poster ideas to posters about when and where to vote for homecoming court, these posters should all have royal and personal themes. Look for unique ways to highlight the nominees and make the process more fun.

Homecoming Court Hall Poster Ideas

Hallway posters for homecoming court nominees should be individualized and personal. Each poster should highlight who the candidate is and why everyone should vote for them. Try to include fun images of the nominee and use a theme of something they're known for like a sport or hobby.

  • Create a little competition with a Game of Thrones inspired interactive poster in the shape of a throne. Place images of all the candidates next to the throne and challenge students to secretly put the picture of their favorite nominee in the throne.
  • Use a play on words with "court" and show all the queen nominees, for example, in a courtroom each as a separate defendant.
  • Use a play on words with "court" to show the nominees, like kings for example, playing against each other on a basketball court.

Homecoming Court Locker Poster Ideas

Locker posters for homecoming court should be reserved for the lockers of the nominees. You can also use mini posters as voting reminders or ballots for other students.

  • Encourage everyone to vote by putting an "I voted" poster on each locker. Students can add their name and the name of who they're voting for to the poster and put it in the ballot box to cast their vote.
  • Use a photo of each candidate as a personal poster and add a cute crown and scepter sticker or clipart image to the photo.
  • Make mini crown posters to hang on the locker of each nominee. Use a fancy cursive font for the nominee's name and add details about voting.
Homecoming Crown Poster

Post Your School Spirit

Homecoming posters give the whole school all the information they need to learn about homecoming festivities, and they promote school spirit. Take the time to create fun posters your classmates will want to keep forever. Use your school colors, school mascot, fun phrases, and entertaining images on posters to make this homecoming the most memorable ever. You can even use homecoming posters as a fun way to ask someone to homecoming.

33 Unique Homecoming Poster Ideas