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50 Fun College Party Ideas (1)College is a time to make new friends and memories that you will remember for years to come. What better way to start off on the right foot by throwing a party? Whether you’re a club leader, sorority or fraternity member, RA planning a residential event or just want to get your friends together, here are college party theme ideas where students are guaranteed to have fun.

Classic Favorites

Start your party-planning off with some classic college party favorites.

  1. Throwback Celebration - Break out the denim outfits and scrunchies to throw it back to the 90’s. Make sure to include boom boxes for music to truly capture the 90’s vibe.
  2. Into the Jungle - The jungle will be rumbling with all sorts of animals with this theme. Bring out your animal prints to dress up as tigers, snakes and more!
  3. Rock N’ Roll - Pick out your favorite rock n’ roll band and dress up like the members of KISS, Guns and Roses and the Rolling Stones. Blow-up guitars and heavy eyeliner will help anybody fit right into the theme!
  4. Luau Limbo - All floral patterns are welcome during this Hawaiian-themed party. Say aloha to all of your friends and set the scene with leis and tourist t-shirts.
  5. Fright Night - Beware! Unusual amounts of vampires, zombies and ghosts will be on the loose. Bring out your inner monster and dress up as your spookiest self to have a scary good time.
  6. Rave Rager - Bring out the neon outfits, black light and glow sticks for a party that will light up the night.
  7. Pajama Party - If you’ve ever been too tired to get dressed for a party, here’s your chance to roll right out of bed. Onesies and two-piece jammies are in style for this theme.
  8. Classic Stereotypes - Whether you were a jock, nerd, skater or preppy cheerleader in high school, use this party to dress up as one of the stereotypical students at school.
  9. Ski Lodge Social - Pull your snow gear from storage and dress up for this party centered around skiing and snowboarding. To nail the mood for the event, look into getting some fake snow and hot chocolate!
  10. Heaven or Hell - Will you listen to the devil on your left shoulder or the angel on your right shoulder tonight? Dress up as one of the two to let everyone know.
  11. 21st Night of September - The perfect party for that one special night in September, this theme requires that you break out the sequins and flared pants. And don’t forget to learn the music video choreography! Ba-de-yah.
  12. Wildin’ for the West - Things will get wild at this western-themed party. Host the gathering complete with cowboys and set in a nearby barn for a true western feel to the night.
  13. Crazy Karaoke - Let loose and channel Beyoncé for karaoke night. Make sure there is a wide variety of songs from the Jonas Brothers to Lizzo for some jams that everyone can enjoy.
  14. Beach Bums - If you’re ever looking for a day party theme, here is an idea for a laid-back atmosphere. Lay down a tarp on the floor and scatter some sand to make everyone feel like they are really at the beach.
  15. Superhero Shindig - Save the day and host a party where everyone dresses up as their preferred Marvel or DC Comics superhero.

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Trendy Topics

Use one of these trending ideas to stay relevant and celebrate pop culture.

  1. Area 51 - Signed the petition to storm Area 51? There’s no need when you can have your own alien-themed party at college! Everybody can dress up as aliens with galaxy clothes and green paint or show up in their Ghostbusters attire to catch a few space species.
  2. Meme Mania - Choose your favorite meme among the thousands across the web and dress up to make it come to life!
  3. What do you Netflix? - Pick your preferred Netflix show and find a squad to dress up with as the characters. Go as the crew from Friends or the River Vixens from Riverdale for a fun-filled night!
  4. Wigging Out - Ever wondered what you would look like with purple hair? Well, now is the time to find out! For this party theme, everyone should purchase fun wigs and wear them at the event.
  5. Music Festival - At this party, Burning Man meets Coachella for a night to remember. Let people request songs in the days leading up to the function so you can create a playlist of songs that everyone will love.
  6. Foam Frenzy - Spread foam everywhere to create a slip n’ slide across the floor. Everyone should wear bathing suits and bring extra clothes to change into after the event!
  7. Save the Date - Choose your favorite day of the year — whether its St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day or National Donut Day — and dress up to fit the celebration.

  1. Game of Thrones - Daenerys would approve of a party dedicated to the hit show, Game of Thrones. Outfits can be inspired by certain characters like Jon Snow or the white walkers.
  2. Filter Mania - This one capitalizes on the plethora of Snapchat and Instagram filters floating around these days. Just pick your favorite and dress up as that filter.
  3. Denim Delight - Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake inspired us all with their Canadian tuxedoes on the red carpet. Now is your chance to shine like they did with a full denim outfit.
  4. Disney Dance - Channel your favorite Disney character and show up to this party decked out and in character. You can choose from all the characters like Sleeping Beauty, Lilo & Stitch and Hannah Montana.
  5. Stoplight Savvy - Take this chance to hang out with your S.O. or find someone new! Dress up using one of the three colors (red, yellow or green) that represent three relationship statuses of taken, it’s complicated and single.
  6. You Are What You Eat - Pick your outfit based on your favorite food or create a unique outfit that showcases items like donuts, pizza or tacos.
  7. Harry Potter Hangout - Start planning a party for all four Hogwarts houses and the wizarding world. Make sure to take the online sorting test to determine which house to dress up as.
  8. When I Grow Up - Use your childhood dream for what you were going to do when you grew up for inspiration for this theme. Make your younger self proud by dressing up as a firefighter, teacher, astronaut or police officer.

Plan a fall formal with a sign up.View an Example

Cocktails and Formals

Sometimes you need a theme for a fancier date event like a cocktail or formal. Grab a friend or significant other and start planning with these themes.

  1. Masquerade Ball - Grab a mask and your formal attire to attend this gala complete with tuxedos, gowns and great music.
  2. March Madness - If your formal or cocktail falls during March Madness, choose this basketball-centered theme to start the party off right. Whether you choose to support your school or just your favorite team, jerseys are welcome to replace formal attire.
  3. Celebrity Sighting - Take a night to celebrate like you’re a famous celebrity walking down the red carpet. Choose a specific celebrity to imitate or just glam up and be your fabulous self!
  4. Casino Night - Reserve betting chips, a wheel and all your fake gambling needs for a night to remember. Instead of using actual money, just give everyone a certain amount of chips on entry and watch to see who can make the most with what they have!
  5. Christmas Cocktail - Bring out your ugliest sweater to enjoy the holiday season. From grandma’s knitting to a light-up purchase, the person with the most wonderfully hideous sweater will receive bragging rights for the night!
  6. Dance for the Decades - Put on your flare jeans and zip up your go-go boots to celebrate the best of the past decades. The DJ should only play throwback jams like “Dancing Queen” and “September” to get everybody dancing to the best of each decade.
  7. Fire and Ice - Choose either the fire theme or the ice theme for your outfit and have your date dress up as the other. Whether you focus on your darker, fiery side or your lighter, chill side, this theme will set an elegant scene for a good time.
  8. Dynamic Duo’s - Set the scene for the perfect date party with this theme. Choose your favorite partners in crime like SpongeBob and Patrick, peanut butter and jelly or Thing 1 and Thing 2 to dress up as and have fun guessing what other people are.
  9. Olympics - Select a country from anywhere around the world and dress up as the best representation of that place. Everyone must have their own unique country and each can form a team to play fun, Olympic-inspired games at the event.
  10. Bond Bash - Agent 007 has a new mission — to enjoy a James Bond-themed party! This date party includes one person dressing up as the legendary secret agent and the other as his Bond girl.
  11. Roaring through the 20’s - Take F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, and bring out the flapper costumes and jazz music to party like its 1920. Partner up with someone to dress up as Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan to bring the novel to life.
  12. Thrift Shop Prom - Take a trip to the nearest thrift shop to see if you can find any hidden treasures to wear to your next party.
  13. My Tie - Gather two groups together and have the guys put their ties in a pile. The girls grab a tie, and whoever it belongs to is their date for the evening!
  14. New Year’s Jamboree - Create your own version of Times Square for a party to start the new year off right by watching the ball drop and spending time with friends. Sparkles and shiny outfits are encouraged to get the party started.
  15. Turn Up in Togas - Turn your event into a celebration fit for Mount Olympus by having everyone dress up in the attire of the ancient Greeks. The best part is, everyone can use their own bed sheet for their costume!

Recruit volunteers for a choral club Halloween party with a sign up.View an Example

Planning Tips and Tricks

Make sure to cover the most important party planning areas ahead of time to keep your party moving and ensure that your event will be one of the most memorable events of college!

  1. Sound System - Prepare a playlist ahead of time to select music that everyone can dance to and have fun listening to. Make sure to look into renting speakers if the venue doesn’t have an adequate sound system.
  2. Reserve a Venue - Start looking for a venue to host your event early so you can reserve your top choice before other people look to do the same.
  3. Safety is Key - While having fun is a priority, make sure to establish certain measures to keep everyone’s safety in mind. Keep everyone accounted for by having a check-in and check-out and make sure that someone is responsible for keeping an eye on the crowd.
  4. Snack Time - A great party always has a few items to munch on. Chips and salsa can go a long way from providing a quick break from the dance floor or a much-needed snack! Genius Tip: Check out these 30 healthy snack ideas for fun ideas to fill your snack table.
  5. Hire a Photographer - Capture the moment for all your guests by hiring a photographer to snap pictures throughout the event. This way they can cherish the memories for years to come.

By now you have a great supply of options for choosing your next college party idea. Now all you have to do is invite your friends and turn on the music to get the party started!

Celine Ives is a college student who enjoys playing field hockey, cuddling with her dog and cheering on her Carolina Tar Heels.


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50 Fun College Party Ideas (11)College is a time to make new friends and memories that you will remember for years to come. What better way to start off on the right foot by throwing a party? Whether you’re a club leader, sorority or fraternity member, RA planning a residential event or just want to get your friends together, here are college party theme ideas where students are guaranteed to have fun.

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Classic Favorites

Start your party-planning off with some classic college party favorites.

  1. Throwback Celebration - Break out the denim outfits and scrunchies to throw it back to the 90’s. Make sure to include boom boxes for music to truly capture the 90’s vibe.
  2. Into the Jungle - The jungle will be rumbling with all sorts of animals with this theme. Bring out your animal prints to dress up as tigers, snakes and more!
  3. Rock N’ Roll - Pick out your favorite rock n’ roll band and dress up like the members of KISS, Guns and Roses and the Rolling Stones. Blow-up guitars and heavy eyeliner will help anybody fit right into the theme!
  4. Luau Limbo - All floral patterns are welcome during this Hawaiian-themed party. Say aloha to all of your friends and set the scene with leis and tourist t-shirts.
  5. Fright Night - Beware! Unusual amounts of vampires, zombies and ghosts will be on the loose. Bring out your inner monster and dress up as your spookiest self to have a scary good time.
  6. Rave Rager - Bring out the neon outfits, black light and glow sticks for a party that will light up the night.
  7. Pajama Party - If you’ve ever been too tired to get dressed for a party, here’s your chance to roll right out of bed. Onesies and two-piece jammies are in style for this theme.
  8. Classic Stereotypes - Whether you were a jock, nerd, skater or preppy cheerleader in high school, use this party to dress up as one of the stereotypical students at school.
  9. Ski Lodge Social - Pull your snow gear from storage and dress up for this party centered around skiing and snowboarding. To nail the mood for the event, look into getting some fake snow and hot chocolate!
  10. Heaven or Hell - Will you listen to the devil on your left shoulder or the angel on your right shoulder tonight? Dress up as one of the two to let everyone know.
  11. 21st Night of September - The perfect party for that one special night in September, this theme requires that you break out the sequins and flared pants. And don’t forget to learn the music video choreography! Ba-de-yah.
  12. Wildin’ for the West - Things will get wild at this western-themed party. Host the gathering complete with cowboys and set in a nearby barn for a true western feel to the night.
  13. Crazy Karaoke - Let loose and channel Beyoncé for karaoke night. Make sure there is a wide variety of songs from the Jonas Brothers to Lizzo for some jams that everyone can enjoy.
  14. Beach Bums - If you’re ever looking for a day party theme, here is an idea for a laid-back atmosphere. Lay down a tarp on the floor and scatter some sand to make everyone feel like they are really at the beach.
  15. Superhero Shindig - Save the day and host a party where everyone dresses up as their preferred Marvel or DC Comics superhero.

Collect registrations for a Greek life formal with a sign up.View an Example

Trendy Topics

Use one of these trending ideas to stay relevant and celebrate pop culture.

  1. Area 51 - Signed the petition to storm Area 51? There’s no need when you can have your own alien-themed party at college! Everybody can dress up as aliens with galaxy clothes and green paint or show up in their Ghostbusters attire to catch a few space species.
  2. Meme Mania - Choose your favorite meme among the thousands across the web and dress up to make it come to life!
  3. What do you Netflix? - Pick your preferred Netflix show and find a squad to dress up with as the characters. Go as the crew from Friends or the River Vixens from Riverdale for a fun-filled night!
  4. Wigging Out - Ever wondered what you would look like with purple hair? Well, now is the time to find out! For this party theme, everyone should purchase fun wigs and wear them at the event.
  5. Music Festival - At this party, Burning Man meets Coachella for a night to remember. Let people request songs in the days leading up to the function so you can create a playlist of songs that everyone will love.
  6. Foam Frenzy - Spread foam everywhere to create a slip n’ slide across the floor. Everyone should wear bathing suits and bring extra clothes to change into after the event!
  7. Save the Date - Choose your favorite day of the year — whether its St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day or National Donut Day — and dress up to fit the celebration.

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  1. Game of Thrones - Daenerys would approve of a party dedicated to the hit show, Game of Thrones. Outfits can be inspired by certain characters like Jon Snow or the white walkers.
  2. Filter Mania - This one capitalizes on the plethora of Snapchat and Instagram filters floating around these days. Just pick your favorite and dress up as that filter.
  3. Denim Delight - Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake inspired us all with their Canadian tuxedoes on the red carpet. Now is your chance to shine like they did with a full denim outfit.
  4. Disney Dance - Channel your favorite Disney character and show up to this party decked out and in character. You can choose from all the characters like Sleeping Beauty, Lilo & Stitch and Hannah Montana.
  5. Stoplight Savvy - Take this chance to hang out with your S.O. or find someone new! Dress up using one of the three colors (red, yellow or green) that represent three relationship statuses of taken, it’s complicated and single.
  6. You Are What You Eat - Pick your outfit based on your favorite food or create a unique outfit that showcases items like donuts, pizza or tacos.
  7. Harry Potter Hangout - Start planning a party for all four Hogwarts houses and the wizarding world. Make sure to take the online sorting test to determine which house to dress up as.
  8. When I Grow Up - Use your childhood dream for what you were going to do when you grew up for inspiration for this theme. Make your younger self proud by dressing up as a firefighter, teacher, astronaut or police officer.

Plan a fall formal with a sign up.View an Example

Cocktails and Formals

Sometimes you need a theme for a fancier date event like a cocktail or formal. Grab a friend or significant other and start planning with these themes.

  1. Masquerade Ball - Grab a mask and your formal attire to attend this gala complete with tuxedos, gowns and great music.
  2. March Madness - If your formal or cocktail falls during March Madness, choose this basketball-centered theme to start the party off right. Whether you choose to support your school or just your favorite team, jerseys are welcome to replace formal attire.
  3. Celebrity Sighting - Take a night to celebrate like you’re a famous celebrity walking down the red carpet. Choose a specific celebrity to imitate or just glam up and be your fabulous self!
  4. Casino Night - Reserve betting chips, a wheel and all your fake gambling needs for a night to remember. Instead of using actual money, just give everyone a certain amount of chips on entry and watch to see who can make the most with what they have!
  5. Christmas Cocktail - Bring out your ugliest sweater to enjoy the holiday season. From grandma’s knitting to a light-up purchase, the person with the most wonderfully hideous sweater will receive bragging rights for the night!
  6. Dance for the Decades - Put on your flare jeans and zip up your go-go boots to celebrate the best of the past decades. The DJ should only play throwback jams like “Dancing Queen” and “September” to get everybody dancing to the best of each decade.
  7. Fire and Ice - Choose either the fire theme or the ice theme for your outfit and have your date dress up as the other. Whether you focus on your darker, fiery side or your lighter, chill side, this theme will set an elegant scene for a good time.
  8. Dynamic Duo’s - Set the scene for the perfect date party with this theme. Choose your favorite partners in crime like SpongeBob and Patrick, peanut butter and jelly or Thing 1 and Thing 2 to dress up as and have fun guessing what other people are.
  9. Olympics - Select a country from anywhere around the world and dress up as the best representation of that place. Everyone must have their own unique country and each can form a team to play fun, Olympic-inspired games at the event.
  10. Bond Bash - Agent 007 has a new mission — to enjoy a James Bond-themed party! This date party includes one person dressing up as the legendary secret agent and the other as his Bond girl.
  11. Roaring through the 20’s - Take F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, and bring out the flapper costumes and jazz music to party like its 1920. Partner up with someone to dress up as Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan to bring the novel to life.
  12. Thrift Shop Prom - Take a trip to the nearest thrift shop to see if you can find any hidden treasures to wear to your next party.
  13. My Tie - Gather two groups together and have the guys put their ties in a pile. The girls grab a tie, and whoever it belongs to is their date for the evening!
  14. New Year’s Jamboree - Create your own version of Times Square for a party to start the new year off right by watching the ball drop and spending time with friends. Sparkles and shiny outfits are encouraged to get the party started.
  15. Turn Up in Togas - Turn your event into a celebration fit for Mount Olympus by having everyone dress up in the attire of the ancient Greeks. The best part is, everyone can use their own bed sheet for their costume!

Recruit volunteers for a choral club Halloween party with a sign up.View an Example

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Planning Tips and Tricks

Make sure to cover the most important party planning areas ahead of time to keep your party moving and ensure that your event will be one of the most memorable events of college!

  1. Sound System - Prepare a playlist ahead of time to select music that everyone can dance to and have fun listening to. Make sure to look into renting speakers if the venue doesn’t have an adequate sound system.
  2. Reserve a Venue - Start looking for a venue to host your event early so you can reserve your top choice before other people look to do the same.
  3. Safety is Key - While having fun is a priority, make sure to establish certain measures to keep everyone’s safety in mind. Keep everyone accounted for by having a check-in and check-out and make sure that someone is responsible for keeping an eye on the crowd.
  4. Snack Time - A great party always has a few items to munch on. Chips and salsa can go a long way from providing a quick break from the dance floor or a much-needed snack! Genius Tip: Check out these 30 healthy snack ideas for fun ideas to fill your snack table.
  5. Hire a Photographer - Capture the moment for all your guests by hiring a photographer to snap pictures throughout the event. This way they can cherish the memories for years to come.

By now you have a great supply of options for choosing your next college party idea. Now all you have to do is invite your friends and turn on the music to get the party started!

Celine Ives is a college student who enjoys playing field hockey, cuddling with her dog and cheering on her Carolina Tar Heels.

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FAQs

Do frat parties have themes? ›

Some of the most common themes you will find at these parties will be roaring 20's, 50's grease, 60s-70s hippie, 80's disco, and the 90's boy band.

How do you make a college party? ›

Choose a few of your favorite movies (or a few you have never seen before) and invite some friends over to watch them with you. Make some popcorn and cocktails and enjoy watching the movies and talking about them with your friends. Debate-Watching Party. Invite some friends over to watch a big political debate.

How do you stand out at a college party? ›

Stand up straight and smile when you enter a social gathering or party. Avoid looking down, slumping, or fidgeting, which can make you seem annoyed or nervous. Even if you feel uncomfortable, fake being at ease until you actually begin to feel that way. Bring a gift for the host.

How do you host a dorm party? ›

Plus, a dirty room can make your tiny dorm room seem even smaller.
  1. Get Close to Your RA. PIN IT. Gif courtesy of giphy.com. ...
  2. Talk to Your Neighbors. PIN IT. ...
  3. Make a Playlist. PIN IT. ...
  4. Don't Party Too Hard. PIN IT. ...
  5. Be Mindful of the Noise Level. PIN IT. ...
  6. Put Paraphernalia Away. PIN IT. ...
  7. Clean Up! (Again) ...
  8. Wait to Throw Another. PIN IT.
May 29, 2016

What is a college house party? ›

1. the entertainment of guests for one or more nights at one's home, a fraternity or sorority house, etc.

Can you have fun in college without partying? ›

Contrary to popular belief, not drinking doesn't mean you have to pass up college parties altogether. Drinking is not a requirement to have fun at a college party. I went to every type of party there was in college — house parties, dance parties, frat parties, and more.

What snacks for a college party? ›

Our 12 Best, Most Reliable Party Snacks
  • Copycat Auntie Anne's™ Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Nuggets. ...
  • Chocolate Covered Potato Chips. ...
  • Extreme Meat Pizza Dip. ...
  • No-Bake Peanut Butter Snack Bars. ...
  • Candied Pecans and Cranberries Snack Mix. ...
  • Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels. ...
  • Hummus Cups with Zucchini and Tomato.
Jan 21, 2020

What not to do at a frat party? ›

17 Things You Should Never Do at a Frat Party
  1. Don't Go Too Hard at the Pregame. PIN IT. ...
  2. Don't Wear Anything You Care Too Much About. ...
  3. Don't Leave Your Drink Unattended. ...
  4. Don't Skimp on Deodorant. ...
  5. Don't Slap the Bag. ...
  6. Don't Forget Your Hair Tie. ...
  7. Don't Take Your Shoes Off. ...
  8. Don't Pee in the Shower.

What do frat boys do at parties? ›

Usually at frat parties they will have games like beer pong or flip-cup, and you shouldn't be afraid to join in. Frat houses are a brotherhood, so comradery is also something you'll find at most parties. Don't be afraid to make friends and join in on the fun, even if you are an outsider.

Do people drink at frat parties? ›

Nine times out of 10, the only drink that the party will have up for grabs is beer. Not only that, but cheap, crappy beer. That being said, drinking beer is basically a frat party tradition, but if you really can't stand it, make a few drinks with your friends before you head out for the night.

How do you throw a perfect frat party? ›

Here are 7 tips which will really help you throw a party:
  1. 1 – Invite a Band for the Girls. ...
  2. 2 – Invite Sororities. ...
  3. 3 – Make Sure the Brothers are Excited. ...
  4. 4 – Go to a 3rd Party Venue. ...
  5. 5 – Have a Solid Base to the Party. ...
  6. 6 – Ditch the Ipod. ...
  7. 7 – Sometimes Less is More. ...
  8. 8 – Follow the Rules.
Oct 20, 2014

Is it true that only frats can throw parties? ›

No law actually prohibits sororities from throwing parties in the United States. However, the National Panhellenic Conference, which governs the country's 26 major sororities, maintains that sisters can't swig booze in sorority houses — even as the fraternity down the street throws a keg party.

How do you make a party unforgettable? ›

10 Amazing Tips To Throw An Unforgettable Party Without Any Stress
  1. Create a Guest List. ...
  2. Remember to Send Invites to the Guests. ...
  3. Decide on a theme in advance. ...
  4. Make Proper Arrangements. ...
  5. Order Your drinks in advance. ...
  6. Make a Checklist. ...
  7. Plan a budget and Follow it. ...
  8. Choose a Food Menu.
Jun 9, 2022

How do you make a party not dead? ›

If the party is dying and no one is talking, it might be a good time to start up a few conversations. Forcing yourself to meet new people and get them talking can be a great way to bring some life back to a party. You can also try to introduce people to one another and get them going on their own conversations.

What time do college parties usually start? ›

Most typically start after 10 p.m. regardless of the day of the week, and Thursday nights are a famous kickoff to the weekend. Most parties will include alcohol and drugs (Weed, Adderall, and Rohypnol are popular.)

How do you get everyone's attention at a party? ›

  1. Tip 1: Wear Bright Colors. Wearing bright colors does not necessarily mean one has to look like a clown; however, bright colors will do the trick at catching the attention of other people at a party. ...
  2. Tip 2: Always Smile. ...
  3. Tip 3: Be Funny. ...
  4. Tip 4: Enter with a Bang. ...
  5. Tip 5: Talk Loud.

How do you end a party? ›

Be polite and appreciative, thank them for coming, and say something like this: “It was so great to see you. I need to wrap this party up now so I can tidy up and get my beauty rest. I'd love to catch up later.

What should a host do during a party? ›

Here are 10 things great party hosts do:
  • They have fun. ...
  • They don't force games. ...
  • They embrace basic desserts. ...
  • They keep the wine glasses full. ...
  • They know lighting matters. ...
  • They play fun music. ...
  • They know when to tuck their kids in. ...
  • They don't freak out if everything isn't perfect.

What should a party host do? ›

Greet and welcome all participants, parents, and/or community members. Ensure participants/visitors are present for a specific permitted event. Decorate the space to host the Birthday Party. Organize and facilitate games and/or activities.

What are dorm parties called? ›

The frat party is iconic and the most stereotypical college party.

How long do you have to stay at a college party? ›

Staying at a party for two to three hours should provide you with ample opportunities to socialize and enjoy yourself without compromising your sleep schedule. College parties are a staple of life on campus for a reason. They offer a way for students to relax, socialize and learn things outside of a classroom setting.

Can frat parties get busted? ›

The police certainly do not bust all college parties, but it is something that happens with a fair amount of frequency. They show up at an off-campus apartment, for instance, and underage students run in all directions, afraid of getting charges for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Is partying normal in college? ›

Sometimes, they go beyond that and even involve drugs. Most of the time, it's not difficult for a typical “college kid” to recognize their limits. Of course, partying can be part of the college norm, and many people don't have to worry about taking things too far, but that isn't the case for everyone.

What not to do at college parties? ›

The Do's and Don'ts of College Partying
  • Do stick with the pack. ...
  • Don't drink on an empty stomach. ...
  • Do know your limits. ...
  • Don't leave your drink unattended. ...
  • Do understand what “consent” means. ...
  • Don't drink and drive. ...
  • Don't drink and walk either. ...
  • Do have fun.
Mar 11, 2016

What is the biggest partying college? ›

Top Party Schools
  • The Pennsylvania State University. ...
  • University of Texas at Austin. ...
  • West Virginia University. ...
  • Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO. ...
  • University of California, Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA. ...
  • University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA. ...
  • Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. ...
  • Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY.

Is it OK to not drink in college? ›

It is important to remember that not only is being sober in college totally normal, but it is actually beneficial as well. Most students who opt not to drink find that their social and academic lives both improve. However, the vast majority of people who enjoy their sobriety do so as part of a recovery program.

Do frat parties let guys in? ›

If the group is mostly girls with fewer guys, the bouncers can either let the entire group in, let the girls in for free but make the guys pay for entry, or not let the guys in at all. All of these have happened to my friends and I during nights out. It might seem like this doesn't affect the girls at all, but it does.

Can you be sober in a frat? ›

If a student wants to be part of a Greek organization but isn't comfortable being surrounded by alcohol, there are sober fraternities and sororities that they can join to gain the benefits of community and networking. One of the most well-known sober fraternities and sororities is Alpha 180.

How often do college students party? ›

College parties can be as often as at least twice a week or as seldom as once or twice a month. Various factors can affect the number of on- and off-campus parties held. Some of them include the size of the Greek system, athletics, traditions, student clubs, and whether or not institutions are party schools.

Do frats throw every weekend? ›

Some fraternity and sorority chapters throw parties every weekend, while others may only host a few events throughout the year. Parties can be an attractive feature of Greek life, but if you need time to wind down or study over the weekend, this lifestyle could overwhelm you.

What is it called when boys join a frat? ›

Initiation – A formal ceremony during which a man or woman begins full membership in an organization. Interfraternity Council (IFC) – The representative body of all men's fraternities.

Do frat parties check ids? ›

Guests will be checked from the list and required to show proof of age and identity when they arrive.

Is it worth it to party in college? ›

Interacting with tons of people outside of the classroom may help you get closer to people and eventually may even blossom into close-knit friendships. Gaining that hold on the social aspect of college is an important goal for many incoming students and parties are a great tool to achieve this.

How do you not be awkward at a college party? ›

How Not To Be Awkward at Parties (Even If You Feel Stiff)
  1. Focus on things and people around you. ...
  2. Be curious about the person you talk to. ...
  3. Think about some topics in advance. ...
  4. Stay sober. ...
  5. Set up a plan beforehand. ...
  6. Make yourself look approachable. ...
  7. Be attentive in group conversations. ...
  8. Change how you think about parties.
Dec 8, 2020

How do people make friends in college so fast? ›

Attending events and getting involved in campus groups or clubs will help you find potential friends, have fun, and discover new interests and communities. Check your college events calendar. You can find campus events to match your preferences, from performances to special lectures to parties.

How do you make friends in college without rushing? ›

10 Not-Lame Ways To Make Friends In College
  1. Join a club or other group.
  2. Diversify your interests.
  3. Support a cause you believe in.
  4. Don't use alcohol to loosen up.
  5. Be independent.
  6. Let go of some of your ties to home.
  7. Follow people on social media.
  8. Remember everyone is starting over.
Aug 14, 2019

How many people make friends in college? ›

Making friends in college can be a daunting task. With all the new faces, it can be hard to know where to start. But don't worry, you're not alone. According to recent statistics, nearly 80% of college students report having at least one close friend on campus.

Is it OK to go to a college party alone? ›

Never go alone. Buddy Systems are key in college, especially if you're going to a party off campus or one where you don't really know many people. Having a friend there not only eases any awkwardness, but makes sure you both stay safe and neither of you has to walk home alone in the dark or with some dude you just met.

What makes a party exciting? ›

A fun surprise: The very best parties always contain an element of surprise. It might be a performance-based cocktail or an interactive dessert such as chocolate fondue, S'mores, or a flambé. A treat for the stragglers: Once dessert is over, you'll probably lose most of your guests.

How do I stop party anxiety? ›

What Can Help With Party-Related Social Anxiety?
  1. Resist the Urge to Cancel.
  2. Come With Conversation Starters.
  3. Vow to Speak to Multiple New People.
  4. Don't Drink Too Much.
  5. Wait for the Anxiety To Pass.
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How do you flirt with a girl at a college party? ›

Avoid looking around aimlessly when you're with her. Instead, make eye contact while talking to her. Taking you back to the second point, make sure that your body language isn't sloppy or clumsy. Making eye contact is the most popular and effective flirting tip ever and now you know why.

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