College events are so much fun to plan for because oftentimes this is the first time your guests can do something a little bit more grown up. They are out from under mom and dad and they can enjoy the fact that they are becoming their own, independent person.
If you are another college student planning college events, you know what your friends usually get at parties, and you probably want to offer them something a little bit better than that. Usually, a crappy, little house blares some music and puts up a beer pong table in the kitchen, and they think that it constitutes a great party. Why not be a little bit more creative? Your friends will love to do something a little different and you are sure to be hailed the party giving master for the rest of your collegiate days. If you are a representative for your school, throwing a freshmen camaraderie event, or the like, this idea is still applicable. Sure it has to be endorsed by your college administration, but that doesn’t mean you should throw a boring event!
There are tons of party ideas that are considered classic college parties, but no matter how often they are done, people still enjoy themselves and we guarantee that they will be talking about it for years to come. There’s the classic toga party, immortalized by the wild frat in the king of American pop culture movies, Animal House. This might seem like it is a little overdone, but if people get into it, it can be a big hit. Try playing the movie for those you haven’t seen it, and definitely get a great live band to play “Shout!” at least once during the night.
Some other ideas include a black and white party, where everyone has to wear only black and white. Most people stop here, but try to be more creative with it, and get some neat decorations and food that stays within this theme. There is also the white T-shirt party. All your guests wear blank white T-shirts and when they arrive, you give everyone a colored permanent marker so that they all write on each others clothing. This is a great technique for getting people to meet one another and break the ice. Along the same lines in a black light party—again, your guests are required to wear as much white as possible and the whole party is lit by black lights.
See, all it takes is a little creativity to give your friends, or incoming students, or whoever your guests may be, the best party of their collegiate days.