Prom season used to be the time we'd see creative proposals but this year homecoming is taking the lead and running away with it.

At this point, if you're not doing something super fun and cute for homecoming the other guy or girl probably is.

So, if you need some inspiration check these out for some help.

You can always use a cute Disney reference.

Hey, Halloween is coming up.

Sports fan? Can't go wrong with something football or basketball related.

Dressing up as a penguin will probably help improve your chances. It did for this student.

Do you feel like a little patriotism may help you get a homecoming date? It did here.

If you're a NASCAR fan, you can always race out, grab some poster board and ask that special someone homecoming.

Sports is a good theme, especially after a football game.

You have to love a makeup themed homecoming proposal. So cute.

Need a little help asking that certain someone to homecoming? Dwight Schrute from The Office is here to help.

You don't see a ton of volleyball hoco proposals but we really dig this setup.

Honesty is always the best approach. If you have regular plans on Saturday but are willing to break them, be up front.

Did we miss any awesome Rockford area homecoming proposals? Let us know!

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