Get involved. At the beginning of the year, send around a survey to get ideas from everyone. Brainstorm and get more ideas.
What is a party anyway? Itís just an excuse for getting together with your friends to have fun. So think of all of the things you can do that donít involve drinking alcohol. Itís not hard to turn anything into a party. Parties should include physical activities, such as sports, sensory activities, emotional activities, or awards presentations which bring everyone together. Here are some ideas to get your thoughts going. Read through them and then see what else you can come up with.
- Three words: beads, beads, beads! Give out beads at the door and encourage everyone to trade for the coolest ones.
- Mix up tapes or CDs of classic jazz, bayou blues and funky zydeco. Check out the New Orleans Jazzfest web site at www.nola.com/jazzfest-2000/ to see who is playing this year and spin their tunes!
- It's way cooler than your parents' Sadie Hawkins. At a crush party everyone gets to invite his or her crush anonymously to the party. Make a sign to advertise your event. Have a few volunteers staff a table during lunch hours where students can drop a slip of paper into a jar with the name of the person they want to invite.
- Once you have all the slips of paper, make a list, including all invitees' names only once. Place an ad in your school paper inviting the crushes to come to the party. They'll feel cool and you'll have fun!
- Spin great dance tunes, so that even those who don't make a love connection will still have a blast and meet new people!
Scary Movie Night
- Great for smaller groups. Hit your local video store and stock up on scary movies.
- Invite everyone to wear pajamas and to lounge.
- Buy as much junk food and soda as you can possibly stuff in your face!
- Barbecue or cook out at a local park or campground.
- Get someone who has a pickup truck to do a hayride.
- Make a bonfire and roast marshmallows.
- Don't forget the boots and cowboy hats!
- Not just for Halloween, costume parties can be fun anytime of year. Consider twisting the theme and having a party where everyone comes as their favorite movie star or cartoon character.
- Have a few TV sets playing different movies or cartoons.
- Set up different trivia stations and give prizes to those who answer correctly.
- You will always remember your Prom. Work with teachers and school administrators to create an unforgettable night for everyone.
- Since Prom is a big event, make sure you start planning early. Use the resources in this guide and your night will come off without a hitch.
- Encourage the play of the National Association of Broadcasters' Celebration Prom ē Graduation public service announcements at your local radio and television stations.
- Graduation is a passage of life for everyone and should be celebrated.
- Make a "Where we will be in 10 years" board and display it at the party.
- Create a time capsule to be opened at your 25th reunion.
- Bring your yearbooks and have a signing.