Now that this academic year’s first semester has come and gone, it’s time to buckle down, get some sleep, and get ready for the second half. Hopefully, you’ve already adjusted to your academics, your study schedule, and you know what flies and what doesn’t in the classroom. Maybe that means you’ll have a little extra time for some fun? And what’s better than theme parties? Here’s the best of the best to pick from when planning your next late-night bash:
Apocalypse. Even though 2012 wasn’t the year of the apocalypse, and we survived the Mayan doomsday, the apocalypse never goes out of style. Which is why you should celebrate it. What do you do, exactly? Everything you would if the world was in fact ending. Let your imagination do the work. Just don’t do anything stupid.
Famous Couples. Classy is fun. Think John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Johnny Cash and June Carter, Bonnie and Clyde—find a date and be whoever you want.
Too soon. Sometimes the best way to work through a tragedy is with a little humor. Just keep your costume in good taste (think: Steve Irwin and sting ray stuffed animal), and you’ll be laughing all night.
Glitter. This theme has potential to be either the most fun or the most annoying and messy, but if you wear clothes that you won’t mind having covered in sparkles that will never quite go away, then prepare for the shiniest night of your life.
Ugly Sweater. While this theme is a little tamer compared to the rest, it’s still a lot of fun. Simply go to your nearest thrift store and pick out the most heinous sweater you can manage to find. Or, while you’re still home on vacation, raid your parents’ closets.
ABC (Anything But Clothes). It’s not as dangerous as it sounds. For example, try dressing yourself up in a trash bag, or a flag, or construction paper. True: it’s kind of a dumb idea. But hey, it’s one of those things that you’ll likely only have the chance to do in college, so why not?
High School. Relive your glory days by bringing high school back. Where you a jock? A band geek? A drama nerd? Were you none of those but did you secretly want to be one? Now’s your chance. Also, remember that the play list for this party must include songs only from when you were in high school, which will inevitably be awesomely bad.
Toga. Enough said.