June 22, 2009 / Theme

Theme ideas list

Written by Idea File Staff

Struggling to come up with a theme for this year’s yearbook? Below you will find hundreds of ideas that cover every possible angle.

If you’re looking for more detailed guidance, download a copy of our eBook “The Big Book of Theme Ideas” and really jump-start your theme brainstorming.

Advice

  • Cherish Today; Challenge Tomorrow
  • Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
  • Food for Thought
  • Put Your Best Face Forward

Art & Entertainment

  • A Blockbuster Hit
  • A New Star on the Horizon
  • …and now for something totally different
  • Arabian Nights
  • Be Not Afraid of Greatness
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Children of the Corn
  • Enlightened
  • Exposure
  • Fairy Tales & Legends
  • Feature Presentation
  • Free Your Mind
  • How Bizarre
  • In Living Color
  • Let It Be
  • Let’s Go to the Movies
  • Life Is a Stage
  • Mission I’m Possible
  • Mission Impossible
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Now Playing
  • Now Showing
  • On Broadway
  • Our Lives Set to Music
  • Picture Perfect
  • Play It Again
  • Recorded Live
  • See You on the Flip Side
  • Show Me the Money
  • Stars of the Future
  • The Inside Story
  • The Music Never Ends
  • The Wind Beneath Our Wings
  • These Are the Days
  • Unplugged
  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name
  • Without a Script

Beginnings

  • Emerge
  • Emergence
  • Here We Go!
  • Just Getting Started
  • New Beginnings
  • Origin
  • The Road to a New Beginning

Changes

  • A Brighter Path
  • A Century of Change
  • A Change Would Do You Good
  • A Different Word
  • A New Direction
  • A Surprise in Every Direction
  • …and now for something totally different
  • Approaching the Horizons
  • At the Crossroads
  • Branching from the Past
  • Break On Through
  • Breaking Away
  • Breaking New Ground
  • Breaking Through
  • Building a Legacy
  • Changing Direction
  • Changing Faces
  • Changing Focus
  • Come as You Are … Leave Different
  • Coming of Age
  • Coming Out of Nowhere
  • Coming Out of the Rough
  • Crossroads
  • Crossroads to the New Millennium
  • Everything Must Change
  • Evolution
  • Evolution of a School Year
  • Facing Reality
  • Facing the Real World
  • First to Say Hello … Last to Say Goodbye
  • From Here on Out
  • Growing Seasons
  • In One Year and Out the Other
  • In With the New
  • Inside Out
  • Into Something New
  • Living the Change
  • Mark a New Trail
  • Metamorefocus
  • Metamorphoses
  • Moving in a Whole New Direction
  • Moving On
  • Never Before
  • New Horizons
  • New Stars on the Horizon
  • Season of Change
  • Seasons
  • Shades of Change
  • Shifting Gears
  • Signs of Change
  • Something Different
  • Stop the Routine
  • Taking the Plunge
  • That Was Then, This Is Now
  • The Dawn of a New Horizon
  • Time for a Change
  • Trying Something New
  • Turning the Page
  • Winds of Change

Choices

  • Best of Both Worlds
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place
  • Choices
  • Choose Your Own…
  • Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Making Choices
  • The Road Not Taken
  • Walking Down Separate Paths
  • Windows of Opportunity

Colors

  • A Touch of Gold
  • As Good as Gold
  • Back in Black
  • Back in Black and Etched in Gold
  • Etched in Gold
  • Going Platinum
  • In the House of Blue
  • Moments of Gold
  • Our Blood Runs Purple,
  • Our Spirit Reflects Gold
  • Out of the Blue
  • Out with the Old, In with the Blue
  • Purple Passion
  • Purple Reign
  • The Green Book
  • The White Album

Construction

  • Another Brick in the Wall
  • Another Fine Mess
  • Applying the Paint
  • Building a Better World
  • Building a Vision
  • Building Blocks
  • Building for the Future
  • Building the Bridge to the Future
  • Caution: At Work
  • Controlled Chaos
  • Organized Chaos
  • Some Assembly Required
  • Under Construction

Determination

  • Destined to Be…
  • Nothing Is Impossible
  • On a Mission
  • One Way Or Another
  • Pressing On
  • The Mission
  • We Can Make It Anywhere
  • You Can’t Stop the Reign

Distance

  • A Million Miles from Nowhere
  • Beyond the Stars…
  • Beyond These Walls
  • Distant Horizons
  • Just Down the Block
  • Worlds Apart

Dreams

  • Catch the Dream
  • Constructing a Dream
  • Designing Our Dream
  • Dreaming Into Consciousness
  • Follow Your Dreams
  • Reaching the Dream
  • The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
  • Today’s Dream Is Tomorrow’s Reality

Excellence

  • A Splash of Class
  • Above & Beyond
  • All Eyes on Us
  • Aspiring to Excellence
  • Be Your Best
  • Better Than Ever
  • Bona Fide, Certified, Qualified
  • Check Us Out!
  • Different by Distinction
  • Dignity in Disguise
  • First Class
  • Focused on Success
  • Hands Down… We’re Number One
  • Image of Excellence
  • Leaps and Bounds
  • Making It Big
  • Mission Accomplished
  • Nothing Could Be Finer
  • One in a Million
  • One Step Beyond
  • Right on Target
  • Seasoned to Perfection
  • Second to None
  • Setting the Standard
  • Shine
  • Shine Like Stars
  • Shooting for Excellence
  • Shooting for the Stars
  • Simply the Best
  • Soaring to Success
  • Stand the Test, Join the Best
  • Strutting Our Stuff
  • Super Man!
  • Super Stars
  • Taking the Lead
  • The Joy of Individual Achievement
  • The Key to Success
  • The Name Says It All…
  • Top This
  • Totally Unique
  • We’re All That and a Lot More
  • We’re Number One
  • World Class
  • Worth Looking Through

Experience

  • Hands On!
  • Heading Toward the Future
  • While Learning From the Past
  • Learning Today, Soaring Tomorrow
  • Not Just Passing Through
  • Old Enough to Know Better
  • Open a Box, and Learn New Things!
  • Seize the Day
  • Study to Show Thyself Approved
  • Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders
  • With These Hands
  • Working
  • Worth Repeating

Faith & Religion

  • A Walk Through His Creation
  • Angels Among Us…
  • Approved By God
  • Believe
  • Developing Faith
  • I Believe and I Achieve
  • In God’s Eyes We All Sparkle
  • In His Greatest Adventure Ever
  • In His Hands
  • Let Your Light Shine Before Men
  • Lord of Lord, King of Kings
  • Making a Difference for Christ
  • On Fire for Christ
  • Sowing Saintly Seeds
  • This Little Light of Mine
  • To Every Season

Freedom

  • Captive Independence
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Flying Free
  • On Our Own
  • Where the Freedom to Learn Prevails

Identity

  • A Dash of Culture
  • A Face in the Crowd
  • A Style All Our Own
  • Against the Grain
  • All the Same But Totally Different
  • Attitude Is Everything
  • Beat of a Different Drum
  • Being Ourselves
  • Beneath the Surface
  • Beyond Definition
  • Beyond Words
  • Breaking the Mold
  • Come As You Are
  • Different as Night and Day
  • Diversity
  • Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
  • Elements of Character
  • Faces in the Crowd
  • Falling Into Place
  • Find Your Place in the World
  • Generation West
  • Generation X
  • Identity
  • In a Class of Our Own
  • In a World of Our Own
  • Individuality
  • Just Be
  • Just Our Nature
  • More or Less the Same
  • Not Just Another Number
  • Our Diverse Empire
  • Stand Out…Fit In…
  • Stand Up Stand Out
  • The Power of One
  • Uniquely Different
  • United Yet Unique

Impressions

  • Impression of Now
  • Impressions
  • Lasting Impressions
  • Leaving a Lasting Impression
  • Leaving a Mark
  • Making a Lasting Impression
  • Making a Statement
  • Making An Impression
  • One Last Impression

Improvement

  • Movin’ On Up
  • Nowhere But Up
  • Perfecting Our Image
  • Reaching for Success
  • Shaping Up
  • Stepping Up
  • Taking It to a Higher Level
  • Things Are Looking Up

Life

  • Cruisin’ at the Speed of Life
  • Gonna Live Forever
  • Life As We Know It
  • Life in the City
  • Life in the Fast Lane
  • Life in the Middle
  • Life in the Town
  • Life Is
  • Life Is a Journey
  • Life Is a Stage
  • Life’s an Open Road
  • Living on the Edge
  • Living the Dream
  • Living the Illusion
  • The Game of Life
  • The Structure of Life
  • We Just Live Here

Limits

  • Exceeding the Limit
  • No Limits
  • Pushing the Boundaries
  • The Sky’s the Limit Mascots
  • 9 Lives
  • A Lion’s Tale
  • A Roar-In
  • A Tale of the Devil
  • Bear Facts
  • Bull’s Eye View
  • Bulldog Review
  • Dawg Days
  • Day in Knight Out
  • Eagles…Fighting the Obstacles
  • Fly Like an Eagle
  • Got Chargers?
  • Home of the Panthers
  • In the Mind of an Antler
  • Jaguar Tracks
  • Knight-ed
  • Knights’ Stars, Shine Forever…an Everlasting Legend
  • Lights, Cameras, Dragon!
  • Lil Hounds on the Move
  • Once a Stang Always a Stang
  • Once Acquainted with These Knights
  • Outta the Dog House
  • Paw Prints
  • Pawsome Memories
  • Pirate Pride
  • Rhythm of the Knights
  • Stars of the Knight
  • The Divine Right of Kingsmen
  • The Dog Ate My Homework
  • The Sting Buzz On
  • The Tiger Tale
  • Through the Eyes of a Knight
  • Through the Eyes of an Eagle
  • Tiger Pride
  • Tiger Tales
  • Where Eagles Soar
  • Wildcats’ Den

Memories

  • A Year to Remember
  • A Year Worth Remembering
  • All the Memories
  • I’ll Be Missing You
  • Looking Back Over the Years
  • Looking Forward to Looking Back
  • Making Memories
  • Mementos
  • Memories
  • Memories in Motion
  • Memories Take Flight
  • Oh, the Places We’ve Been!
  • Reflections
  • Reflections on Perfection
  • Remember Us This Way
  • Server of Memories
  • Something to Remember
  • Something to Talk About
  • Sweet Memories
  • The Memory Remains
  • Thoughts, Smiles & Memories
  • Today’s Dreams, Tomorrow’s Memories
  • Unlock the Memories
  • We’ll Never Forget It, Confusing As It Was
  • What’s Remembered Is Up to You
  • You In Review

Miscellaneous

  • 3rd Dimension
  • Comments from the Crowd
  • Everything Under the Stars
  • Fast Track
  • Fearless
  • Footprints
  • Footsteps
  • Guiding Us Through the Years
  • Hand Prints
  • In Search of…
  • In the Path of the Storm
  • Once Again…Like Never Before
  • Our Year in Words and Pictures
  • Passages
  • Pillars
  • Quietly Making Noise
  • Scratching the Surface
  • Shades of Pride
  • Steppin’ Out
  • This Is Our Story
  • Thoughts
  • Unlocking a Legacy
  • We Wrote the Book
  • We’re Always Using Our Heads

Patriotic

  • Declaration of Independence
  • Defender of the Republic
  • We the People…

Perspectives

  • A Bird’s Eye View
  • A Closer Look
  • A New Look
  • A Second Glance
  • A View from Within
  • Any Way You Look at It
  • At a Glance
  • From Our Point of View
  • In Vision
  • Into Focus
  • Looking into Our Eyes
  • Our Last Look
  • Our Visions for Success
  • Perspectives
  • Photo Finish
  • Taking a Closer Look
  • The Way We See It
  • Through Our Eyes Only
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • Viewpoints
  • Visions of a New Year
  • With Pride in Our Eyes
  • With Stars in Your Eyes

Places

  • A Place to Learn, Love, Laugh and Live
  • A Place Where We Love to Learn & Learn to Love
  • On the Boulevard
  • Somewhere
  • Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere
  • This Must Be the Place
  • Welcome to Somewhere

Popular Sayings

  • After All Is Said and Done
  • And Furthermore…
  • Ask Anyone
  • Confidential…For Your Eyes Only
  • Enter at Your Own Risk
  • For the Count
  • For the Record
  • Get the Picture
  • Going Through the Motions
  • Going to Extremes
  • Guess You Had to Be There
  • I Don’t Wanna Grow Up!
  • In the Eye of the Beholder
  • It Could Only Happen Here
  • It Doesn’t Make Any Sense
  • It Takes All Kinds
  • It’s a Matter of Pride
  • It’s All Good
  • Just Do It!
  • Just Kickin’ It
  • Last One Out…Hit the Lights
  • Luck of the Draw
  • Make Your Point
  • Making the Connection
  • More Than Meets the Eye
  • More Than Words
  • Moving Right Along
  • Never Say Never
  • No Need to Explain
  • Now Hear This
  • Now We’re Cookin’
  • Out with a Bang!
  • Out with the Old, In with the New
  • Same Difference
  • Seeing Is Believing
  • So Much to Say…
  • Some Things Never Change
  • Sticky Situation
  • Take Note
  • Think About It!
  • To Whom It May Concern
  • Up to Speed
  • We Get the Point
  • You Had to Be There

Puzzles

  • A Piece of the Puzzle
  • Making the Pieces Fit
  • Piece by Piece
  • Pieces of a Dream
  • Pieces of the Past
  • Pieces of You
  • Piecing It All Together
  • Putting It All Together
  • Putting the Pieces Together

Questions

  • Are We There Yet?
  • Can You Believe It?
  • I Went to Northeast, What Happened to You?
  • Need We Say More?
  • So What Else Is New?
  • What Did You Expect?
  • What’s the Point?
  • Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Who Cares?

Stages

  • Embark, Search, Endure, and Become
  • Every Single Step
  • Everything in Stages
  • One Day at a Time
  • One Step at a Time
  • One Step Closer

Survival

  • Live Through This
  • Survival Guide
  • Surviving the Game
  • The Hunted
  • The Pursuit

Technology

  • Electric Learners
  • On Line
  • “School Name” On Line
  • www.spartans.com
  • Get Wired!

The End

  • All Good Things Must Come to an End
  • Anything But… The End
  • As This Day Ends
  • Exodus
  • It’s Not Over; It’s Just the Beginning
  • On a Closing Note
  • One Last Time Around
  • The End Is the Beginning
  • The End of an Era
  • The End of the Beginning
  • From Beginning to End

The Unexpected

  • And They Said It Couldn’t Be Done
  • And You Thought This Would Never Happen
  • Expect the Unexpected
  • Full of Surprises
  • Just When You Least Expect It!
  • Out of the Ordinary
  • Universal Amazement
  • Unlocking the Magic

The Unknown

  • Into the Unknown
  • Piercing the Darkness
  • Uncharted Territory

The Wild Side

  • A Different Kind of Wild
  • A Little Too Wild
  • A Walk on the Wild Side
  • Can’t Tame the Wild
  • In an Uproar
  • It’s a Jungle in Here
  • Jungle of Dreams
  • Let’s Get Crazy
  • One Adventure after Another
  • Out of Hand
  • Simply Wild
  • Strange Days
  • Welcome to the Jungle
  • Wild and Crazy
  • Xtreme

Time

  • 1000 Years in the Making
  • 101 Years and Still Making Tracks
  • 11.5 Seconds
  • A Flash from the Past
  • A Glimpse of the Past
  • A Maze of Time
  • A Mirror in Time
  • A Time to Remember
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • A Year in Rewind
  • All in Good Time
  • Back to the Future
  • Backing into the Future
  • Between Now and Forever…
  • Dawn til Dusk
  • Drifting into the Future
  • Every Second Counts
  • Everyday & Forever
  • Forging the Future
  • Forward in Reverse
  • From Day One
  • Frozen in Time
  • Funny How Time Flies
  • Good Times
  • Good Times & Bad Times
  • Ignite the Future
  • In the Blink of an Eye
  • It’s About Time
  • It’s All About Time
  • Key to the Future
  • Now and Forever
  • Now and Then
  • One Hundred Forty One Days
  • One Moment in Time
  • Only a Moment Ago…
  • Our Moment in Time
  • Our Time Is Now
  • Our Time to Shine
  • Our Times Our Tales
  • Passing in Review
  • Signs of Our Times
  • Signs of the Times
  • So Many Hours in a Day
  • Soaring Through the Times
  • Stepping into the Future
  • Tenax Propositi: Time with a Purpose
  • The Future Is Now
  • The Time Is Now
  • Til the End of Time
  • Time after Time
  • Time for a Change
  • Time Marches On
  • Time Together
  • To Infinity and Beyond
  • Trails to the Future
  • Uncovering the Past
  • Unlocking the Past
  • Wait Just a Second
  • Wave of the Future
  • Where Forever Begins
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Traditions

  • A Not-So-Traditional Year
  • A Twist on Tradition
  • An Addition to Traditions
  • Breaking Tradition
  • Building Tradition
  • Building on Tradition
  • Holding on to Tradition
  • New Additions, Old Traditions
  • Redefining Tradition
  • Tradition Updated
  • Traditional Tracks
  • Traditions
  • Traditions in Transition
  • Tying Tradition

32 Responses to “Theme ideas list”

February 03, 2014 at 12:02 pm, stacy said:

thank you very much this really helped us since we are putting together the school year book

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March 03, 2014 at 3:03 am, vonny sulaimin said:

wow..great job! thanks a lot. it is very helpful

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March 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm, Aparajita Chattopadhyay said:

This is THE DREAM LIST! It’s perfect, in fact so much so, that I’m confused which one to go for. They’re all simply amazing and pretty smart!
Thank you so much!!

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August 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm, Finding Your Theme | Yearbook Help said:

[…] a style and personality that makes the book special and different from last year’s. Look at a list of themes and you’ll find a lot of expressions that many schools have used. But where can you go to find […]

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April 27, 2016 at 8:05 am, Aliana Aguirre said:

This is amazing ((:

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