Throwing the Ultimate College Dorm Party: Tips and Tricks for Decorations

You’ve decided to throw the ultimate college dorm party, and you want to ensure that your guests have as much fun as possible. To get them into the celebratory spirit, you’ll need some decorations that are out of this world! Instead of hanging streamers and balloons from the ceiling, consider these out-of-this-world ideas for college dorm party decorations to get your party started on the right foot.

The Basics

When it comes to college dorm parties, the sky is the limit. But if you’re looking to throw an epic bash, you’ll need to put in some extra effort when it comes to decorations. Below are a couple of key pointers to get you started:

  1. When it comes to college dorm party decorations, you don’t have to spend much money to make a big impact. A few simple items, like streamers, balloons, and posters, can transform your space into a party haven.
  2. Add your favorite drinks to your party table with beverage-themed centerpieces like DIY margarita glasses made out of real margarita glasses. 
  3. Create candy buffet stations with containers filled with treats like M&Ms, Skittles, Twizzlers, and Snickers.
  4. Make a photo booth by hanging colorful fabric as curtains and lighting flickering candles in one room. Include funny props like hats, masks, fake mustaches, and giant animal noses.
  5. If you have guests over during daylight hours, set up games such as bean bag toss, ring toss, and Jenga outside. 
  6. Make sure you have plenty of soap to wash off sticky hands from candies and strategically placed trash cans, so food wrappers don’t stick to the carpet.

DIY Project Ideas

A college dorm party is perfect for getting creative with your decorations. With a few easy DIY projects, you can customize your place and make it seem like home. Here are two easy ideas for some of the best decoration hacks you could try out at your next college dorm party.

Mason Jar Lights

Mason jars, string lights, scissors/pliers, wire cutters. This craft is simple. String lights around each jar, then trim excess. Each jar needs a small slit to screw on tightly. Turning on the jars creates a light show. For more festivity, string together as many jars as you like.

Gift Table

You need paper, scissors, markers, and tape. Cut out paper squares in different shapes, hearts are popular, and write names on them with markers or paint pens.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze) or Rent a Bar?

You can have a BYOB party if you’re of legal drinking age. This is usually the cheaper option. You can also rent a bar, which can be a bit more expensive but may be worth it depending on your party size and budget. 

Whether you plan to buy or bring your alcohol, consider how much each guest will drink (and what they like) and order accordingly. You’ll need to purchase an appropriate amount of beer kegs or bottles per person, as well as bottles of wine for those who want them.

Come Prepared with Menu Options!

The food can sometimes be an afterthought when it comes to college dorm parties. But if you want your party to be a hit, it’s important to come prepared with a few menu options that will tantalize your guests’ taste buds. Consider preparing a few simple snacks like chips and dip or veggie platters and some heartier fare like mini pizzas or sliders. And don’t forget the dessert! Chocolate chip cookies or brownies are always a hit.

Party Games You Can Play in the Dorm Room

Whether you’re looking for party games that can be played in a small space or just want some fun ideas to liven up your next get-together, these college dorm party games are perfect. From classics like charades to new favorites like Cards Against Humanity, there’s something for everyone. For those who prefer drinking games, try Spin the Bottle, Kings Cup, Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Quarters, Twister Pong and Fuzzy Duck. 

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