Red Ribbon Week Door Decor
Does your school, office, or dorm have a Red Ribbon Week door decorating contest? Need some fresh ideas?
The contest comes around every year along with other activities to honor Red Ribbon Week. It comes around the same time as, you guessed it, Halloween, so it’s not unusual to see a Halloween theme incorporated in the decorations.
History of Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is a week in late October or early November to emphasize and promote drug and violence prevention. It started slowly after the kidnapping and murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camereno and his pilot in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1985.
Camereno’s efforts led to the discovery of a multimillion dollar narcotics manufacturing operation. Citizens in Camereno’s hometown wore red ribbons in his honor. Clubs were started in California high schools in 1986. Club members presented Nancy Reagan, then the first lady with a proclamation.
The first official Red Ribbon Week was organized in 1988, proclaimed by Congress, and chaired by Mrs. Reagan.
12 Ideas for Red Ribbon Week Doors
1. Drugs will Make You Croak.
A confused frog smashed into the window.
2. The Fortune Teller’s Crystal Ball Says it with Lights
Painted with poster paints on black paper. Your Future will be Bright if you Keep Drugs out of Sight.
3. Warm Hugs Not Drugs
Individually decorated snowmen and snowflake cutouts
4. Oh, The Places We’ll Go
Dr. Suess theme. The good life, drug free.
5. Cool Ninja Turtle
Of course, he’s wearing a red bandana!
6. Your Team Against Drugs.
Your favorite team is in the lead . Drugs score 0.
7. Be a Lifesaver, Not a Dum Dum
Can we eat the candy later? Yes, it’s real.
8. Drugs are a Nightmare
A Halloween theme spelled out on a big yellow moon.
9. Don’t Be Bugged by Drugs
Spooky spiders and bats with googly eyes.
10. Election Day is Around the Corner
The candidates are saying drug free slogans.
11.You Only Live Once
Think twice. A powerful message personalized with photos.
12. A Message with a Halloween theme.
The haunted house, big moon, ghosts, and bats tell the message perfectly.