Super Spirit – Fun and Easy High School Football Theme Night Ideas

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With fall comes football. To boost school spirit and increase student engagement, many schools give themes to all their home games. Football theme nights make game days even more fun and help foster a sense of unity and community among players, cheerleaders, and fans. To get everyone pumped for the next football season, here are some super fun football theme night ideas you should try at your school.

Glow Night

Make a big statement with a Glow football theme night. It’s a great way to light up the stands with support for the team.

• Hand out glow sticks or glow necklaces at the door
• Sell concession beverages in glow or light-up cups
• Have students create banners and signs using glow paint
• Set up a booth where students can create their own custom T-shirts using glow fabric paint

Glow Football Theme Night

Luau Night

Create a tropical vibe with a Luau or Tropical football theme night.

• Encourage students to wear grass skirts (over their clothes) and Hawaiian shirts
• Hand out leis or sunglasses at the door
• Create a fun mocktail in pineapple cups to sell in concession stands
• Decorate booths with raffia table skirts
• Put on limbo and hula contests during halftime

Tie-dye Night

Turn the stands into a sea of color on game nights with a fun Tie-dye football theme night.

• Have fans dress in their favorite tie-dyed clothes
• Offer tie-dye backpacks, lanyards, sunglasses, and water bottles for sale
• Sell rainbow popcorn in concession stands
• Bathe the field in multi-colored lights during halftime

Tie dye football theme night

Pink Out Night

Turn a football home game into a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness with a Pink Out theme. Make the entire night all about the color pink.

• Ask everyone to wear pink in support of the cause
• Set up a booth to sell pink backpacks, water bottles, sunglasses, wristbands, and more (donate proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation)
• Have players and cheerleaders wear pink ribbon EyeBlacks and nail wraps
• Sell pink cotton candy and pink lemonade in concession stands

Pink Out Football Theme Night

Decades Night

Plan a fun Decades football theme night by letting fans dress to reflect the decade of their choice, or pink a specific decade for each game – 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s.

Color Night

A Color Night is one of the easiest football theme night ideas to execute. Have everyone dress in a designated color and decorate the field and booths in the same color. Some examples:

• Class colors or school colors night
• Black-and-white
• Neon night
• Red/white/blue

Football theme nights are fun ways to get fans, players, cheerleaders, and the community excited for the home games at your school. Whether they’re dressing to match the theme, purchasing themed spirit products, or taking part in events that match the theme, participants in theme nights will have the ultimate school spirit experience.