“I excel at date parties.” This was a status I put on my Facebook shortly after attending a date party last semester. My older sister who just graduated from the same school and is a member of the same sorority quickly replied with, “Of course you do, we are related.. keep on the legacy little one.”
Date parties are an art. Creating a costume is the best part of of the whole shabang. My most favorite date party was themed “Hooked On You” where I proceeded to create a shark costume and my date was “the victim.” I had just broken up with my long time boyfriend and was on a new “go me, I got rid of that loser” kick. Becoming a shark was probably one of the best ideas I have ever had. When people asked me, “A shark? That’s cool, why?” I would quickly reply with “Because I’m a maneater!” Not gonna lie, it was a hit. My best friend also had a good idea and went as a jellyfish (she was on a “I don’t need a man, so stay away from me” kick). The whole night we both proceeded to “shark” and “jellyfish” all night. Its a little hard to explain but I went around with my hands clasped together like I was swimming like a shark while my friend would hold her arms out to the side and swivel them as if they were her tentacles. Needless to say, the date party was a blast and our costumes had a huge role in that.
Date parties aren’t just about getting drunk and dancing with friends. To outsiders it may seem that way, and I don’t blame them. Date parties are about getting to be something else. We study all week and get swamped in projects and papers so on the weekends its nice to have something special every once in a while. Date parties allow us to make silly costumes (like a shark and jellyfish) and to just let go and take on the character rather than resuming in our normal college student lives.
So get creative and host a themed party. Create a silly costume and forget about the weeks activities for one night.