Top Homecoming Theme Trends For 2023

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It’s time to start thinking about this year’s Homecoming dance theme, and the options for HOCO 2023 will not disappoint. From Homecoming themes inspired by popular movies to interactive themes and themes with retro vibes, we have the scoop on the hottest Homecoming theme trends for this year.

HOCO Theme Trend: Barbiecore® Pink Themes


The new movie featuring America’s favorite doll is inspiring one of the hottest Homecoming theme trends for 2023: pink themes. Choose a complete theme, like our House of Dreams theme or Paradise in Pink theme, or mix and match theme kits and pink decorations to create your own pretty-in-pink look.

How to decorate: pink fabric, pink flowers, pink trees

Favors: pink drinkware, rose gold tiaras

HOCO Theme Trend: Casino Themes

This year, it’s Vegas, Baby! Interactive casino themes will be popular Homecoming theme choices, and we have tons to choose from. Check out our Pair o’ Dice Paradise theme, One Night in Vegas theme, and more.

How to decorate: wire dice, poker chip cutouts

Favors: custom playing cards, casino craze sunglasses

HOCO Theme Trend: Mermaid Themes

Taking inspiration from another popular film, many schools will be going under the sea for HOCO this year with fun underwater themes, like Poseidon’s Paradise, Deep Sea Dreams, Sea of Love, and more.

How to decorate: water fabric, bubble machines, blue and white balloons

Favors: Stargazer Bottle Frame

HOCO Theme Trend: Gothic Themes


Inspired by the Netflix series Wednesday, dark and moody themes will be hot for Homecoming. Choose our Manor of Grandeur complete theme, or create your own look using our theme kit separates, cardboard silhouettes, and rich, bold colors.

How to decorate: red and black fabric, feathers, candelabras, masks, chandeliers

Favors: masks, black drinkware, full-color frames

HOCO Theme Trend: 1980s Themes

The 80’s are back – at least in terms of school dance themes. And when it comes to retro themes from the 80s, it’s all about neon, glow, and bright, bold colors. We can help you create a blast from the past with our Back to the ‘80s, Electric Youth, True Colors, or Dancing Through the Decades complete themes.

How to decorate: rosettes, big bows, sequin fabric, light-up arches and columns

Favors: glow sunglasses, light-up drinkware, mood cups, light up shoelaces

As the experts in the school event industry, we know what’s hot for Homecoming theme trends, and we have you covered with everything from complete themes to the latest décor, so you can create the perfect HOCO theme for 2023. Find everything you need now at