Anderson’s Ultimate List of Ideas for Spirit Week

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Spirit Week ranks right up there with some of the best weeks of the school year. There’s something about the camaraderie, fun, school spirit and school pride that unites the student body and promotes morale among students, teachers, and staff. We’ve compiled the ultimate list of ideas for Spirit Week ideas to help you put on an amazing Homecoming Spirit Week for your students.

Spirit Week Theme Days 
Theme days are one of the highlights of Spirit Week. They’re a chance for students to dress up in fun ways most of them would never dream of wearing on a typical day. Here are some theme day ideas to choose from:


• Alien Day
• Beach Party Day
• Camo Day
• College T-Shirt Day
• Crazy Hat Day
• Decade Day (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, etc.)
• Dress-up Day
• Favorite Movie Day
• Hawaiian Day
• Hollywood Day
• International Day (choose a different country for each class)
• Pajama Day
• Polka Dot Day
School Color Day
• Sports Team Day
• Star Wars Day
• Tie-Dye DayTwin Day (friends can dress the same)
• Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
• Wacky Hair Day
• Wild Shoe Day
• Wizard of Oz Day
• Western Day

Spirit Week Lunchtime Activities
Plan fun activities throughout the week to keep excitement high, engage students, and raise money for other events. Schedule activities for lunch periods or after school when community members can attend. Try some of these ideas:


• Baby Bottle Drinking Contest
• Celebrity Name Game
• Coin Drops
• Guess the Number of Coins In A Jar
• Karaoke
• Name That Tune
• Obstacle Course
• Pep Rally
• Piñata
• Spin the Wheel – and get a prize
• Tailgate – grill out in the parking lot before big Friday game
• Tricycle Race
• Trivia Contest
• Tug of War

Spirit Week: The Big Game
Spirit Week usually ends with your Homecoming game. During the game, get students excited with an amazing half-time show, stock your concession stands with extra school spirit novelties, apparel, and snacks. Consider the following for your concession stands:

Hot Dog Steamer

Poms and Spirit Shakers
Seat Cushions
• Spirit Wigs
• Spirit Jewelry (earrings and beads)
• Bandanas
Sno Cones
Cotton Candy
Hot Dogs
• Nachos

Spirit Week General Planning Tips

Plan ahead. Use our Homecoming checklistand event budget planner to make your planning easier!

• Be safe. For every plan you make, consider all possible safety issues. Work with school staff or security to deal with potential issues.

• Team up with booster clubs. They are almost always willing to help, and may have great ideas, spirit items, and volunteers for Spirit Week!

• Keep records. Track your Spirit Week ideas from year to year. Make lists and take notes on what worked well (and what didn’t), so next year’s organizers can benefit from your experience.

• Plan early. The more time you have to plan, the more successful your Spirit Week will be.

• Have fun! Don’t stress over things you cannot control – instead, focus your energies on things you can.

 With these Spirit Week planning tips, you’ll be sure to put on an exciting, memorable, and safe Homecoming that your students will love. Anderson’s is your one-stop shop for all your Spirit Week and Homecoming needs. Shop our collections at today!