It’s officially back to school season.
Most of my readers won’t be hitting the books this fall, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. Here are some ways to salute no-tests with cheap beer.
College Party: Dust off your favorite frat shirt, pick up some red cups and throw things back to your college days. While you can finally afford a keg on your own, still charge your friends $3 for a cup and don’t forget to whip up a batch of jungle juice. Girls – no college party is complete without wearing black pants. Bonus points if you don’t wear a coat and it’s freezing out. Accessorize with your sorority lavaliere.
Un-Tailgate: Pre-game for the pre-game with an untailgate party. Football hasn’t started just yet, but practice makes perfect. Gather a bunch of friends together on a Saturday at 7 a.m. for kegs and eggs. Binge drink until the sun goes down and make drunk calls to friends to discuss how “this year is the year.” Have your alma mater or fight song ready to play and purchase last year’s team highlight film to play on repeat.
Best in Class: Remember when you voted on class personalities for your high school yearbook? Bring that concept to life with a theme party. A month before your celebration, write a number of categories on slips of paper and assign each of your friends a personality. That person will need to dress the part for the upcoming party. Include favorites like class partier, nerd, jock, cheerleader, homecoming queen, slut, rocker, band geek (look right) and chess team member. You can always use the same concept with cult school movie classics like “Animal House,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Old School,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Grease” and “High School Musical.”
To make this a true high school party, buy cans of Keystone and Busch, Mad Dog (serve it in brown bags) and Zima (don't forget the Jolly Rancher garnish). End the party at midnight - after all you used to have a curfew!