College Theme Party Ideas

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College students like to have a good time and when doing anything, they like to do it big! They are also not strangers to the party scene so, in order to make your party different, you'll need to have some creative party theme ideas up your sleeve.

Teen party themes are very popular. Once you have decided on a theme, party menu ideas, party decoration ideas, party game ideas and even the music is easier to plan.

College party theme ideas are more fun when everyone dresses up. It really adds so much to the party environment, so you want everyone to wear costumes to go with the theme. And we think one way to encourage that is to charge a fee to those who don't wear a costume. That way you have those people who will really get into it!

Nothing is worse than people that think they are too cool to dress up. It sucks the life right out of the party, and honestly, you just can't go there when your working to put together a great party!

College Theme Party Ideas

Here are our favorite college theme party ideas

  • T-O-G-A - A classic Greek theme that is still a favorite among college students. It is always a total blast.
  • Casino Party - The party room is set up like a casino and guys dress as ballers and girls dress as gold diggers while gambling with fake (or real) money. Just don't lose your shirt! You can find the Las Vegas - Casino Photo Booth Props Kit  for a great party!
  • Black Light Party – Black lights are everywhere so guests will have to wear neon. There are Party Decorations and Favors at CoolGlow that are fun as well as clothing and other accessories.
  • Superhero Party - Dress up as your favorite superhero. Find Batman, superman, cat woman, & spiderman costumes and fullfil your superhero fantasy.
  • Decades parties – 60’s, 70’s, 80’s theme parties are all so much fun! With the music of the decade to lead the way, and the party decoration ideas, you can't help but to make this a great party. These college theme party ideas are very popular, and everyone always has a groovy time!
  • Redneck Theme - Missing teeth, overalls, a mullet haircut and a collection of beer cans to be proud of. This theme will have you laughing! Learning the redneck lingo makes it even more fun! A few things we love for a redneck party are: 

  • Beach Party -
  • This is best to do at the beach but if you can't get there or it's just too cold, have a beach party anyway! Bathing suits are required, of course, and having a tiki bar, some great decorations, barbeque, smoothies, and some fun beach toys like beach balls and water guns make this party a blast, even without the beach!

  • Football Party -
  • This is a great theme party idea! After all college is all about attending fun events and sports is huge. You can go wrong with burgers and beer and adding football to the mix makes it just perfect!

  • Rock n Roll Party -
  • This is a 1950's style rock n roll party with everything focused on the 50's. And we mean everything for Theme Parties including decorations, party supplies, 1950s music, 1950s slang, 1950s fashion, and some 1950s facts all to assist in planning a very cool 1950s rock n roll party!
  • Hawaiian Luau - Transform your dorm into a fun Hawaiian luau paradise and welcome guests with tropical drinks in tiki glasses, hula music and fresh fruit. Dress in grass skirts, loud Hawaiian shirts and sandals and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the Hawaiian Islands. 
  • Wine Tasting Party - This is a party for those who don't want anything too wild. Not sure how to plan a wine tasting? Wine Party Now - How to Set up a Wine Tasting Party can help you set up a great party. It has information about selecting wines, foods to serve, setting up tables, and even themes for your wine tasting. It's a great resource and will make planning so easy.

  • Football (NFL) Party - Dress in your favorite teams jersey and have fun football decorations, food, and a winning attitude!

    Check out our other party theme ideas for some great teen party themes!

    These are our favorite college theme party ideas, but if you have one that we don't have here, please add your ideas here and we will feature your party ideas on a page on this site.

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