75 Creative Ways to Ask Your Crush to the Homecoming Dance

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Photo credit: Yoora Kim
Photo credit: Yoora Kim

Homecoming is arguably one of the biggest nights of the entire school year (ofc, prom and graduation are up there, too). In addition to planning which homecoming outfit and hairstyle you want to rock, you’ll need to decide if you're going solo, with a group, or if you're going with a date. If you plan to invite a +1, you may want to pull out all the stops and create a homecoming proposal that they'll never forget. Even if you want to go with a more low-key ask, you may want to get a little more creative with your homecoming proposal than just a snap or text.

The best way to pop the question is by taking your potential date's interests into consideration. Can they recite every line from a tv show? Recreate their favorite scene that celebrates their fave series. Is your crush on your school's volleyball or swim team? Get creative and use a sports metaphor to shout out their fave pastime.

Get ready to be the talk of your school after you pull off the biggest homecoming proposal. Ahead, find the best tips and ideas for how to ask your crush to homecoming.


Movie and TV Themed HoCo Proposal

Grab your favorite snacks and get cozy underneath your favorite blanket — we've got the best homecoming proposal ideas for all you cinephiles out there. We love the idea of creating a video proposal based on their fave film or TV show, but if you don't have time to pull clips together, these motion picture puns will win you an Oscar (or at least get you a HoCo date). Bonus points if you invite them over for a movie marathon after they say yes.

Message Ideas:

  • It would be scary if you said no to homecoming with me — (It, 2017)

  • In a galaxy far, far away, I see you and me dancing the night away. HoCo? — (Star Wars)

  • I know I'm not Harry Potter, but can I be your "Chosen One" at homecoming? — (Harry Potter)

  • Together, we can rule the galaxy homecoming dance floor. — (Star Wars)

  • Fulfil my hopes and dreams. Give me the "Green Light" to bring you to homecoming. — (Great Gatsby, 2013)

  • Will you fly Up to homecoming with me — (Up, 2009)

  • I'm seeking a homecoming date and I think you're a keeper! Homecoming? — (Harry Potter)

  • Every Beast needs their Beauty. Homecoming? — (Beauty and the Beast, 2017)

  • Before we're stuck in the Upside Down, homecoming? — (Stranger Things)

  • It would be Marvl-ous if you'd go to homecoming with me — (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

  • This might be Sully, but would you go to HoCo with me? (Monster's Inc., 2001)

  • I Loki think people would Marvel at us together. HoCo? — (Loki, 2021)

  • It would be Strange if you weren't my date to HoCo. — (Stranger Things)

  • Do you Wanda complete my Vision for homecoming? — (WandaVision, 2021)

  • Will you be my Spider-Man and swing into HoCo with me? — (Spider-Man: No Way Home, 2021)

  • Do you Moana go to homecoming with me? — (Moana, 2016)

  • I may not be the diamond of the season, but I can be your diamond on the dancefloor. Homecoming? — (Bridgerton)

  • Searching the galaxy for a HoCo date, but Yoda Obi-Wan I want. — (Star Wars)

  • On a scale from one to 11, homecoming? — (Stranger Things)

  • Now that I've buttered you up, will you go to homecoming with me?

Food Themed Homecoming Proposal

HoCo proposing with food is one of the most popular ways to pop the question. Everyone likes food, and it's easy to find out what your potential date snacks on most by paying attention in the cafeteria and during study sessions. Present them with munchies in a box and let them open the container that contains a sweet, handwritten message on the inside.

Message Ideas:

  • I would "fry" if you didn't go to homecoming with me. — (French fries)

  • Please donut say no. Homecoming? — (Donuts)

  • I would be soda-lighted if you'd go to homecoming with me! — (Soda)

  • This is kind of cheesy, but will you go to homecoming with me? — (Pizza)

  • Will you roll with me to homecoming? — (Sushi)

  • I'm gonna "wing it" and ask you to homecoming! — (Chicken wings)

  • What's the PASTA-bility that you'd go to homecoming with me? — (Pasta)

  • I'd be one lucky nugget if you'd go with me to HoCo. — (Chicken nuggets)

  • Let's TACO 'bout HoCo. — (Tacos)

  • I'd go bananas if you said yes to homecoming. — (Bananas)

  • I "cannoli" ask one person — so homecoming? — (Cannolis)

  • I'd be berry happy if you'd go to HoCo with me! (Chocolate-covered strawberries)

  • I "lava" you a lot. Let me "cake" you to HoCo? — (Chocolate lava cake)

  • I would be fortunate if you'd go to homecoming with me. — (Fortune cookies)

  • I'm a sucker for you — homecoming? — (Lollipops)

  • I may not be smooth(ie), but will you go to HoCo with me? — (Smoothies)

Sports-Themed Homecoming Proposal

Does your crush practically live on a court or field and knows everyone at the local gym? Chances are a sport-themed HoCo proposal would be an absolute touchdown with them. Using a poster board to pop the question is a classic option, but if you're looking for something more unique, try writing out your message on their sport's ball of choice. The gear makes for an adorable momento of the occasion.

Message Ideas:

  • I might strike out asking, but will you go to homecoming with me? — (Baseball/Softball)

  • Can I steal you for a date to homecoming? — (Baseball/Softball)

  • Let me pitch you an idea — how about we go to homecoming together? — (Baseball/Softball)

  • You've caught my attention, so let's "swing" to "home"—coming together. — (Baseball/Softball)

  • You strike me as the batter I want to take to homecoming. — (Baseball/Softball)

  • Will you round the bases to homecoming with me? — (Baseball/Softball)

  • Wanna go the extra yard and tackle homecoming with me? — (Football)

  • You intercepted my heart — will you go to homecoming with me? — (Football)

  • I think we would have a chil—LAX time if we went to HoCo together. — (Lacrosse)

  • On your mark, get set, and go to homecoming with me? — (Track/Cross Country)

  • Trade your running sneakers for dancing shoes at homecoming with me. — (Track/Cross Country)

  • Scoring a date with you would be "pucking" awesome. Homecoming? — (Field Hockey/Ice Hockey)

  • I would be so XCited if you would run to homecoming with me! — (Cross Country)

  • Will you kick it with me at HoCo? — (Soccer)

  • It's my goal to go with you to homecoming. — (Soccer)

  • No need to play the field — score a goal with me at homecoming. — (Soccer)

  • You don't need goggles to see that I want to go to homecoming with you. Wanna take the plunge with me? — (Swimming)

  • I don't know what to say, so I'll "Freestyle" — want to go to homecoming with me? — (Swimming)

  • Forget fly, back, breast, and free — will you go to homecoming with me? — (Swimming)

  • When you're done shooting 3's, will you go to homecoming with me? — (Basketball)

  • You'd be a real MVP if you'd go to homecoming with me.

  • I'd rather not pass on a shot to score you. Homecoming?

  • Let's have a BALL at homecoming.

  • My biggest goal is to get you to go to HoCo with me. How about giving it a shot?

Animal Themed Homecoming Proposals

No live animals are required for these ideas, but a set of puppy dog eyes certainly does help secure a HoCo date. Get you or your crush's pet involved in the action by securing a message onto their collar (gently, ofc). If your animal wouldn't be thrilled with the idea, use a stuffed animal or simply prop a sign next to them.

Message Ideas:

  • It would be Golden if you were my HoCo date. — (Golden Retriever)

  • Will you goat to homecoming with me? — (Goat)

  • Homecoming would be ruff without you! — (Dog)

  • MOO—ve it on the homecoming dance floor with me? — (Cow)

  • Would you be a deer and go to HoCo with me? — (Deer)

  • I'd be a lucky duck if you'd go to homecoming with me! — (Duck)

  • Homecoming would be un-BEAR-able without you. — (Bear)

  • It would "Giraffe" me crazy if you said yes to homecoming. — (Giraffe)

  • Will you make my day and waddle to prom with me? (Penguin)

  • It would be purrr-ty cool if you went to homecoming with me. — (Cat)

  • Homecoming? Check "Yay" or "Neigh." — (Horse)

  • I need your seal of approval — will you go to homecoming with me? — (Seal)

  • Whale have a sea-riously good time at homecoming together. — (Whale)

  • If my puppy dog eyes don't work, maybe theirs will. HoCo? — (Dog)

  • How could you paw-ssibly say no to homecoming?

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