A college dorm party is a casual spot to meet and make new friends on your campus. Not every party needs to be centered on Greek life or beer to be fun. College dorm party hosts just need to be creative and think out of the box. Here are ten college dorm party ideas that will make your room the place to be.
1. Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind for the party
Center your college dorm party with a Hawaiian theme. This idea is sure to be well received from your college classmates who had enough of the hardcore college life and need a vacation. Greet your guest with a flower lei as they walk into your dorm and make sure you have a punch bowl ready with Hawaiian Punch. To make the party more authentically chill create a playlist featuring artist like Elvis Presley, UB40, and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole who sings “Somewhere over the Rainbow.”
2. Look-Alike Character Party
Make your college dorm party a nostalgic time capsule with a look-alike character party. Dressing up is required to enter your dorm. Guests will enjoy seeing their favorite characters come alive and mingle among each other. These characters should be predominantly high school/college characters to stay true to dorm life. Character ideas that would rock this party is a clover cheerleader from “Bring It On,” Hermione Granger from “Harry Potter,” Fred Jones from “Scooby Doo,” and Daniel LaRusso from “The Karate Kid.”
3. Board Games Over Boys And Girls
A board game night for a college dorm party will make your room the spot to be. Board games never go out of style and they continue to be a fun way to enjoy yourself and create memories. Twister, Chinese checkers, and scrabble for sure should be available to your guests. To go above and beyond give the winners of each game a cool college style prize like a button for their backpack or new highlighters.
4. Public Dorm Cry After Finals
Sometimes we just need a hug, so a public dorm cry party is a perfect idea to end finals week off. Let out your emotions with other people who are sharing your sadness. This college dorm party will help relax you and let you know you’re not alone.
5. Party Like Its 1999
Put a strong essence of the movie “American Pie,” at your college dorm party. Party until you can’t sleep or in some cases party until you RA tells you otherwise. Live for the moment and have fun. But don’t forget to pass out warm apple pie slices.
6. Journey To Platform 9 ¾
Make your college dorm party magical with a Harry Potter theme. Break out the butterbeer and spell books. To start out with a bang, give each of your guests a chance to sit under the sorting hat and get sorted into the correct school houses. Also let partygoers play a game of Quidditch in beer pong style. In addition, a game of Harry Potter trivia would have every Potterhead rushing to your dorm.
7. Breakfast Club Movie Night
In the spirit of “Pitch Perfect,” throw together a simple kickback. Get out your laptop put in the 1985 movie “The Breakfast Club,” and enjoy the film with a large bowl of popcorn. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.
8. Pajama Party
Bring your college dorm party to the past with an old-fashioned pajama party sure to knock your guest’s socks off. A pajama party will make the atmosphere seem comfy and pleasant. Plus, hosts can get a little creative and have a pajama runaway show. Pajama life all night.
9. Woodstock Meets College
The 1969 Woodstock was all about music, peace, and love and that’s exactly what your Woodstock theme college party should be. Break out a record player and bump some legendary music and get hyped up. Embrace your inner hippie.
10. Hello Stranger
College is the place to meet new people and a college dorm party can bring a lot of cool people together. Don’t be a stranger talk to someone. A hello stranger party should be like a blind friendship date. Every guest has a challenge and it’s to meet as many people as you can before the dorm party ends. To make this college dorm party interesting make it a bingo game.