What is better than slaving away for hours to create a masterpiece for your dorm room? Nothing. But if you want to make the process simpler, we’ve put together a guide with everything you need to throw the collage dorm party! Here are 7 tips on how to plan and execute your ultimate collage bash.
Make sure you have enough supplies
Even if you don’t have a lot of friends over, the number of supplies you have will determine how hectic your perfect collage dorm party will be. Plan accordingly depending on how many people are attending by picking up everything from cups to plates to napkins. Don’t skimp on the food either— make enough food that there is plenty for everyone, but not as much as your kitchen will explode (unless you are having a hot dog roast—then carry on).
Don’t forget the beer
Drinking is not only something that brings people together, but it’s also a great way to set the mood. You can hang a couple of signs around or even out in front of the room to let everyone know you want to party like it’s 1999. You can also set aside a certain amount of money for each guest, but beware—you might end up with more people asking for cash.
Get the music going
If you want your collage dorm party to be a complete hit, you need the right music. Everyone has different tastes, but having music playing in the background can help everyone feel comfortable and at ease. It also helps to keep some people from eating or talking, since there is no distraction for their senses.
Have a few hours to set up
Most collage dorm party rooms are nowhere near as exciting as the ones featured in movies, so you might have to work a bit harder to get everything ready. Take your time and place the furniture when you go out again so that it is not completely too much for you to handle by yourself.
Think of cute decorations
Decorating your room can be super fun and also helps you to feel more at home on your first day of school. It also can be a great conversation starter for your roomie. You can hang things from the ceiling, place them on the floor, or even on your desk. Make sure you stay away from anything that could cause trouble in the future by keeping your decorations simple and subtle.
Arrange everything in your room
Since you are most likely going to be as short of time as possible for this tour, it is best to make sure your room is pretty much set up before guests start showing up. That way, you can leave the dirty work to everyone else and have time for yourself. It can also be a great way to make a new friend if you are starting out your first semester. If you already have a book that is about the same size as your walls, it would be an awesome conversation starter.
Remember to have fun
The most important thing to remember is that it’s not all about decorating, it’s about the people you invite. Even though they might not all be able to stay, they should at least be able to have a good time while they are there. Don’t forget your school spirit and wear your favorite shirt or hat. You can also make a cute picture frame with your school colors. This can be displayed on the wall or sitting on your desk so everyone can take a picture. It’s important to remember that everyone is different, so there is no right or wrong way to have fun. Just have a good time and you’ll get the hang of it in time.