Giving you 10 easy tips you can use to create the CUTEST Senior Pants for your school’s Spirit Week! If it isn’t a tradition at your school, this might make you want to start one!
So there is finally a SENIOR in the house, too? Whoop whoop! Can you believe it? And now you have been tasked with creating special pants as part of a fun tradition and want to level up.
Don’t worry! I’ve got you and you will have so much fun creating these. I promise! From dreaming up ideas to shopping to completion, creating these will be so much fun!
It’s hard to believe that just a few short years I was making these delicious egg bites to make mornings a little less chaotic as I prepared my daughter for the school bus, and now I have made senior pants for my 4th and last baby and sharing all my best tips here.
If it’s not a tradition in your school, maybe it should be because these are creative, fun and really help you get into the spirit of being a senior! After all, you are at the top of the totem pole now!
What are Senior Pants?
Sounds funny, right? If you Google it, you might find someone wondering if 70-year-olds should be wearing jeans, lol! But these are not your mom’s jeans. These are meant to be for Seniors ONLY and set them apart from the herd. After all, they have earned it!
And it is not just for high school! The notion of Senior Pants originated at Purdue University in Indiana in the early 1900s. “Boiler Up!!” Two of my kids went there for college!!!
They became sort of a wearable yearbook for college and high school seniors, were actually done out of corduroy, and were adorned with the kids’ initials, favorite activities, initials of their boyfriend/girlfriend, and so on. But the tradition died out in the 1970s until it was picked back up and made popular again.
Having Senior Pants allows kids to be the only group in school that have pants unique to them with their graduation year, name, and other interests included on them. They show your school pride and what makes you stand out as an individual. The designs don’t have to be extravagant and can be simply drawn or painted on or you can get a little more creative with them.
It really is up to the student, but we decided to go all out for ours. The Senior students all wear them on the first day of school, to pep rallies, during spirit week, and to football games to name a few occasions.
There are NO RULES to what you can do with your pants. But think sequins, glitter, paint, etc., and get ready to get your spirit literally ON!