Hawaiian, toga, athletes and mathletes—these are some classic college party themes. But what if you know some leis or inventively wrapped sheets aren’t enough to solidify your party-hosting reputation? Spice up your parties and impress all your extremely cool guests with some new themes, such as these:
V for Vendetta Murder Mystery Dinner Party
When: Saturday, November 4
What: Have you ever played Mafia? Think Mafia, but instead of members of the mob, someone plays V and someone else Evey—they decide who to kill in the night. Someone else plays Detective Finch, trying to uncover V’s identity. Drinks are anything that starts with a V and tea because it’s set in London. Wear Guy Fawkes masks, etc.
Kick the Can
Where: Any green on campus! Or building? You don’t even have to live off campus to host this one!
Compound Word Party
What: Come in pairs dressed up as the two parts of a compound word. For example: a wallflower, with one person dressed as a wall and the other as a flower, or a potbelly, with one person as a pot and the other a belly, etc.
A Twist: Make it a matchmaking party by assigning each person a portion of a word in their invitation and making them dress up and find their partner. With every couple made, the rest of the party-goers take a shot.
Britney Spears Birthday Party
When: December 2
What: Everyone comes dressed as their favorite Britney. Provide themed decorations, such as razors, umbrellas, coffee, babies, microphones, and pompoms.
When: The first week of classes
Where: Your off campus dwelling
What: Tell people to wear their pearls and dress nicely. Invite your new neighbors. Sign up for a Pinterest account. Paint some jars. Buy a cigar. Decorate some ugly cookies. Remember that no one wants to be there.