The economy has hurt everybody. If you are a College student, money is tight. So why not stay home and just throw a Spring Break Party? This article will give you some ideas and precautions to take in advance.
When I was in College, it seemed like here was a party every weekend. In fact, it was hard to select what party to go to. Students would come up with the greatest and funniest ideas.
One theme that always worked was a charity driven party. For some reason, they always seemed to do well. Many fraternities and sororities like the idea of fund raisers with their parties. They always received positive responses for a good cause. You could raise money for many worthwhile charities. They could be a local or a national charity.
Another great idea for a theme is that of South of the United States. After all, that is where most students that can afford it head out to. You could do a Mexico or Rio theme. Have your guests dress for that region. Serve snacks and food that accent that region.
A Hawaiian Luau is always great. Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts can add to the party. You could serve Pineapple type desserts, roast a hog, music by the late Don Ho, and Hawaiian leis would add to your party.
A Daytona Beach Oldie theme. The old surfer type of beach party would be a great idea. You could have party goers dress up like Annette and Tommy. They could wear swim suits from the 60’s and 70’s.
Toga Parties, like from the movie Animal House, has long been a favorite of many college parties. Just try to control the wildness that this party can bring. Toga’s deal; with Greek and Roman times. You could gear your party in that direction.
A Western theme. Dress up like cowboys, saloon girls, cowgirls, Indians, and people from the old west. You could serve barbecue and beans. Have a contest for the best dressed.
The Roaring Thirties Theme. Dress up would be like Gangsters and Flappers from that time.
All most all parties are going to serve alcohol of some type. As a host, you are responsible for each person that attends. Consider designated drivers, a key vault for vehicles, carding under aged visitors, and a drink limit.
Another idea that may or may not be a good idea, is to let the campus security know ahead of time. They can be very helpful in keeping people safe. I have been at parties were they come in and check IDs. They remove trouble makers. Sometimes, they even get individuals home safe. By giving them a heads up, they sometimes show their appreciation in other ways as well.
Good luck, have fun, and be safe.