College Party Themes

50 Epic College Party Themes For Your Next Rager

Even if you’ve already graduated, you should think about stealing these college party themes the next time you invite friends over.

You don’t want to throw a party where your guests leave early out of boredom. That is why you should think about using one of these college party themes to keep everyone entertained.

1. Blacklight — Swap out your regular lightbulbs for black lights and then draw on everyone’s clothing with highlighters.

2. Tight And Bright — Guests can only show up wearing something super bright and skintight.

3. Ugly Sweater — Order everyone to find the most obnoxious sweater money can buy.

4. Masquerade — Keep identities hidden by walking through the crowd in a mask.

5. Anything But Clothes — Tell your guests to make an outfit out of garbage bags, newspapers, or duct tape. Anything except actual clothes.

6. Toga — Make sure everyone is wearing a bed sheet and sandals.

7. Aliens and Astronauts — Have your guests dress up as one or the other for a party that is out of this world.

8. John Hughs — Make sure everyone dresses up as a character from The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, or another one of John Hughs’ big hits.

9. Slumber Party — Tell everyone to show up in their cutest pajamas.

10. High School Stereotypes — Tell your guests to dress up as a cheerleader, jock, nerd, or whatever other stereotype fits their younger self.

11. Snow Pants Or No Pants — Your guests can choose between wearing snow pants or their underwear (or they could explore a loophole and wear a skirt instead).

12. Bad And Boujee — Have everyone show off their money by wearing their most expensive clothing items.

13. Decades — Have everyone dress up like they are from the 50s or 60s or 80s.

14. You Are What You Eat — Tell your guests to dress up like their favorite food (and bring that food with them).

15. Drop it Like F. Scott — Have a night where you dress up like Gatsby characters.

16. Dynamic Duos — Make sure everyone comes with a partner, whether it’s a best friend or a boyfriend, and matches outfits with them.

17. Anything But Human — Ask everyone to dress up like their favorite animal or mythological creature.

18. Get Nauti — Pretend you’re about to board a yacht and have everyone dress up like sailors.

19. March Madness — Tell everyone to show up in their favorite jersey.

20. Cool In Middle School — Make everyone wear the old trends that were popular back when they were in middle school.

21. Rome In The Foam — Combine a toga party with a foam party.

22. Fiesta — Serve margaritas and Mexican food.

23. Derby Days — Have everyone wear the biggest, most ridiculous hat they can find.

24. Meme — In this day and age, why not have everyone dress up like their favorite meme?

25. Spring Break — Make your guests wear bathing suits even if it’s winter.

26. Red Carpet — Have everyone dress up as their favorite celebrity.

27. What Happens In Vegas — Play poker and get drunk all night long.

28. Buds With Buds — Pick a night to only serve Budweiser.

29. Glow What You Know — Turn off the lights and pass around glow sticks for everyone to wear.

30. When I Grow Up — Remind your friends to dress for the job they want.

31. Duck Calls And Overalls — Ask your guests to dress up like they are about to go duck hunting.

32. Rock ‘N Roll — Tell everyone to pick their favorite singer and dress up exactly like them.

33. Shipwrecked — Make sure all of your guests show up wearing Hawaiian shirts.

34. Boston Tea Party — Dress like our ancestors in puffy shirts and pants.

35.  Athletes And Mathletes — Either have your guests dress up as jocks or as nerds.

36. Rumble In The Jungle –– Have everyone dress up like jungle animals.

37. American Horror Story — Tell everyone to dress up as a character from their favorite season.

38. Fright Night — Have everyone dress up as their biggest fear.

39. Let Freedom Ring — Make sure your guests show up wearing either red, white, or blue.

40. Seeing Red — Ask everyone to wear red and only serve them red drinks and red foods.

41. Disney Through The Ages — Invite everyone to dress up as their favorite Disney character.

42. Under The Sea — Serve seafood and have your guests dress up as mermaids and sharks and other undersea critters.

43. Graffiti Party — Make sure everyone shows up wearing white and hand out markers they can use to write all over each other.

44. Jail Break — Dress like a criminal.

45. CEOs And Office Hoes — Ask guests to wear an outfit that they would show up to work in (except with a little extra leg and cleavage).

46. Cowboys And Cowgirls — Have everyone dress like they are from the wild west.

47. Construction Night — Ask everyone to wear cutoff t-shirts and hardhats.

48. Lingerie — See if your guests are willing to show up wearing their lingerie.

49. Seven Deadly Sins — Have everyone get creative by dressing up as one of the seven deadly sins.

50. Spy Next Door — Ask everyone to wear all black, from head to toe. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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January Nelson

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