College Party Themes are Terrible
My roommate and I want to host a party. So we found many suggestions for party themes. They fall into four categories: Non-offensive but overdone, Sexist and Offensive, Just Plain Offensive, and Just Because it Rhymes, It Doesn’t Mean that it’s a Good Idea.
Non-Offensive, but Overdone Party Themes
You can find these in every depiction of college life ever.
- ABC parties
- Letter parties
- Rubics cube parties
- High School Steroeytpe parties
- Blacklight parties
- Decade Parties
- Toga Parties
- Movie Themed parties
Sexist and Offensive Party Themes
These parties provide two options for costumes, one a slutty female costume, and the other, a powerful male complement. They inevitably have the word “Ho” in the title.
- CEO’s and Corporate Ho’s
- Pimps and Ho’s
- Kingtuts and Egyptian Sluts
- Lawyer Bros and Prison Hoes
- Lifeguard Bros and Surfer Hoes
- GI Joes and Army Hoes
- Gangsters and Flappers
- Golf Pro’s and Tennis Hoes
- Pirates and Wenches
- Yoga Hoes and Workout Bro’s
Just Plain Offensive Party Themes:
These parties are built on stereotypes of cultures and treat these cultural trends as novelties, instead of real people’s lives
- Crossdress party
- Colonial Bros and NavaHoes
- Fiesta Party
- Cowboys and Indians
- White Trash
Just because it Rhymes, Doesn’t Mean it’s a Good Idea Party Themes
These party themes are either pointless, mix unrelated things or have unsavory implications.
- Bathing Suits and Cowboy Boots
- Kegs and Eggs
- 80’s Lady or Pagent Baby-Three words-Honey Boo Boo.
- Guys in Ties and Girls in Pearls
- Black Out or Get Out-Because nothing says fun like alcohol poisoning.
Roommate and I aren’t big on drinking and want to host a party that doesn’t emphasize drinking and is still fun, clever and creative.
Any ideas for a fun, inclusive and novel party theme? Tell us about your best parties in the comments.
- Is student life becoming more sexist? (guardian.co.uk)
- Keep It Classy (missymia26.wordpress.com)
- University Of Florida Students Don Blackface During “Rock Stars & Rappers” Frat Party (bossip.com)
- Florida Frat Members’ Blackface Stirs Controversy (theroot.com)