Cool, Non-Fratty, Theme Party Ideas for Spring
I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but May is my birthday month, and I friggin LOVE birthdays! I also live for any excuse to dress up like a fool and p-a-r-t why? ‘CAUSE I GOT TO! In my experience, everyone loves a good theme party, but it seems the same “Golf Pros and Tennis Hoes” and “Hawaiian Luau” motifs have run their course. Oh wait…I forgot I’m not an 19-year-old frat boy. ZING!!
If you are also not a frat/sorority boy or girl, but still appreciate an opportunity to turn your clothes into costumes, then here are a few fresh-ish ideas that will surely please.
This may seem like a party reserved for suburban parents who just need a few hours of good clean fun and the opportunity to get a little wacky, but there is plenty of opportunity for debauchery in these homicide themed get-togethers. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, it’s basically like playing Clue, but with costumes and more alcohol (depending on how you usually play Clue). This game requires a kit with character descriptions, scripts, etc. which can cost a pretty penny. Solution: borrow that shit! I lucked out and found a coworker who had recently hosted an MM party, so keep your ears perked up around the water cooler and you are sure to get your murderous little hands on the goods.
The Name Game
This idea mostly works as a birthday party, where you are allowed to be as narcissicistic as you please, but could be used for any occasion as long as a letter can be decided on. Take the first initial of the Birthday boy/girl’s name or a randomly/carefully selected letter of the alphabet and presto! There’s your theme! For example, my party would be an ‘A’ party. People could only dress in things that started with the letter ‘A’ (aardvarks, Al Franken, etc.) and all food and drink must for the most part would start with an the letter of the day (hint: ‘alcohol’ starts with an ‘A’). This is the easiest way for people to get creative with their costumes and ensures lot’s o good times.
It may sound lame, but hosting a post-high school prom is maybe the best idea ever. Ok maybe that’s a stretch, but think about it. 1.You can drink to your little alcoholic heart’s desire without any worry of getting busted by the fuzz or your parents (though you still risk puking on your date). 2. If you loved your prom, here is a chance to re-live the magic. 3. If you hated your prom, here is a chance for a do-over. Plus, you’re way cooler now than you were then. Now go flaunt it in some poofy tulle and powder blue tuxedos!
- Avril lost the game.
Super Duper Clothes Swapstravaganza
Since you’ve already spring-cleaned and have been looking at that pile of ‘to donate/sell’ clothes in the corner of your room gather dust, why not use them as a costume and maybe get some new cool duds out of the deal? The “rules” for this party are that attendees arrive wearing a mismatched outfit of cast off clothing and swap with other party-goers during the festivities. To add a competitive edge a prize can go to the person with the best new outfit, or the most swaps at the end of the night.
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