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Who doesn’t like a good party when they’re at college? If this is your first year, you’ll soon learn why. College parties are a staple of the student life. You have to attend at least one, and if you want to be someone, you have to throw one banger of a party.

Okay, so maybe Hollywood exaggerates parties at college a little bit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try and have one like them. With a bit of planning and a whole lot of beer, you’ll be well on your way to having your apartment the party hotspot.

We’ve got you covered. Here are some tips to help you throw the most epic college party ever.

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Have a Theme

It’s not silly to have a themed party when you’re older. In fact, many raging college parties ARE themed. Toga, black light, anything but clothes, red carpet, the list could go on and on.

Having a themed party is one way to make yours stand out. Anyone can invite people over, put your iPhone on shuffle, and tell them to BYOB. However, to have something epic that everyone will be talking about for months after, add a fun and unique theme to your party.

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It’s All About the Music

The music you choose can quickly take a dull party to a raging dance party, or vice versa. A good party has music blasting that everyone can sway to while playing games. Make a list that has a good variety of top hits, clubbing songs, tracks that will get every drunk girl screaming, and throw in the odd classics for a throwback (“Don’t Stop Believing” anyone?).

Once you plan your awesome playlist, you need a system that will blast everyone’s ears. A quiet, muffled sound system that crackles will kill the vibe. You want something that is loud, clear, and has chest-pounding bass. Make sure it’s off to the side, so no one falls into it or spills a drink on it.

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Lots of Booze

We know how expensive alcohol can be, especially when you’re a college student. Most people that attend college parties will bring their own booze. However, as the host of the most epic college party in history, you’ll want to supply something.

You can never go wrong with a keg for the party to feast on. There are lots of things you can do besides drinking it. If you want to go a little overboard, you can get something that is good for shooters or make a fun punch.

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Provide Cups

People will bring their alcohol, but will probably rely on you to supply something to drink out of. Grab a ton of plastic cups. If you think you have enough, pick up a few more bags. The more the better. These cups are for games, drinking, water, replacing your lost cup, or anything else you can come up with.

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Have a Games Area

Now I’m not talking about a table for Monopoly. When I say a games area, I mean a table for Beer Pong, Flipcup, Quarters, Sociables, you name it! To make your party off the hook, getting people involved in these types of games will help. Once you have an intense game of beer pong going, people start to gather, watch, and cheer on their team which increases the energy in the room.

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Lock Up What You Love

With an epic party, there’s a good chance it will get out of control (in the right way, of course). You can’t keep tabs on everything and everyone. Otherwise, you won’t be having much fun. A grumpy host doesn’t make for an awesome party. Anything that is breakable and valuable store it in an area that is off limits to everyone but you.

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Have Fun, But Not Too Much Fun

Enjoy your party and the fame to come afterwards. However, don’t be the drunkest and craziest person at your own party. It won’t look good. You do want to be somewhat responsible, or there’s a good chance things will really get out of control. Let loose, but make sure you’re still coherent for the majority of the night.

Time to get ready for an epic night.

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Kailey Guillemin

Kailey graduated with a degree in Journalism and Religious Studies from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Now she lives a double life in Manitoba – writer by day and dance teacher by night. When she’s not at her computer, you’ll find her curled up with a glass of red wine and knitting, or obsessively taking photos of her puppy.🐶🐾

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