Themed Party Ideas for College Students

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Themed Party Ideas for College Students
After hours, quiet college campuses comes to life with parties and student events. (college's building image by Leonid Tarassishin from

College students often choose from a wide range of activities and events every weekend. Party flyers from nightclubs, campus events and Greek socials all compete to win their attention. Make your party stand out by planning a themed party for everyone on campus. Go beyond the stereotypical toga-clad fete associated with college party life and create memorable themes where guests get the chance to participate.

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Foam Party

Avoid the usual pool party concept by planning a foam party for students. Fill a room chest high with giant foamy suds. Guests dance amid the foam where the slippery environment creates opportunities for countless antics from livelier party guests. Encourage students to wear swimming costumes as their clothes will get wet from the foam. To host this style party, you will need to rent a foam machine from a party supply shop. Avoid hosting foam parties on carpeted floors where the moisture can cause later mildew issues.

Grafitti Art

Host a graffiti art party where guests can demonstrate their artistic side over beers and dancing. Cover a wall in your venue with white butcher paper available in inexpensive rolls. On your invitations, require that all guests wear white T-shirts. At the party, set out highlighters and allow everyone to write messages on one another and on the wall. As the night progresses, dim the lights until a blacklight is the only source of light. The T-shirts and art created with the highlighters will glow intensely.

Mardi Gras

Cut the road trip to Mardi Gras in New Orleans by hosting your own Mardi Gras theme party. Hire a band for live music and collect beads to toss off the stage to guests. Decorate the venue as a large Cajun-style float in yellow, green and purple with masks and beads. Set up a table where guests can make their own masks. Provide feathers, sequins, glitter and glue for guests to use. Stage a contest where the guest with the best mask wins free drinks for the rest of the night.

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