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ABC Party Theme: Anything But Clothes Party

College themed parties are essential to having one great night that everyone will remember. Don’t just throw a everyday college party theme, pick a theme and go with it.

I can guarantee you everyone will have a good time if you get the guests to participate. I’m sure you’re wondering though, what is an ABC party theme?


ABC represents anything but clothes. This is the party that all college goers love to attend and look forward too. After having a group of people attending one of these type of parties, without a doubt there will be pictures posted on social media!

Simply grab anything that can cover you up and head out to that party! Regardless of whether you are going all out or not, have extra duck tape or caution tape in case of party mishaps. You don’t want a costume mishap ruining your night!

The Setup:

As with every party, you are going to want to clear the area. Make sure the space that you are using doesn’t have anything that could get wrecked. I can guarantee you there will always be that guy knocking things down and or into people. Don’t let him ruin your stuff!

If you want, you can put up caution tape and or cover the walls with random items that people may wear to the ABC party theme. If you have lights available, set those up and create a dance floor for people to dance at. The more you put into the atmosphere, the better your time will be for both you and your guests. We suggest you try to keep it semi dark and decorate the walls as much as possible.

Costume Ideas:

As simple as it sounds, be creative. You will get more attention if you wear something more sexy or if you dress with the most clever everyday household things like garbage bags and more!

Usually you will find quite a bit of girls creating fancy dress costumes out of black garbage bags, so stay away from that idea if you want to come off as unique.

The main tip to this college party is staying creative and sexy. Stand out and from the crowd and with that in mind, you will have a great time at this college party theme that you will never forget!

For a list of ideas for guys, check out our article on ABC Party Ideas for guys

Here’s just a general list of what to wear to an abc party that could help you out!

ABC Party Theme Costume Ideas List:

  • Fruit roll-ups
  • Bed Sheets
  • Glow in the Dark Duct Tape/Colored Duck Tape
  • Colored Saran Wrap
  • Christmas Lights (Engineering Students, MAKE THESE LIGHT UP)
  • Window Screening
  • Burlap Sacks
  • Beer Boxes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Caution Tape
  • Body Paint
  • Cardboard
  • Venetian Blinds
  • Bamboo Blinds
  • Towels
  • Balloons
  • Shower Curtain
  • Body Paint
  • Palm Fronds
  • Party Streamers
  • Flags (Country, State, or even City)
  • Space/ Emergency Blankets (The Shiny ones!)
  • Holiday Wrapping Paper
  • Sheet Metal
  • Board Games
  • Animal Pelts (Not in Clothing Form…Like a Bear Rug….yeah.)
  • Curtains
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tarps
  • Egg Crate Foam / Any Mattress Pad Foam
  • CDs / DVDs
  • Vinyl Records
  • Painted Canvas
  • Paper Doilies
  • Paper Snowflakes
  • Hammocks
  • Car Sun-Shades (those things you put in the windshield)
  • Lamp Shades
  • Life Vests
  • Couch Slip Covers
  • Couch Cushions
  • Table Cloths
  • Cloth Napkins
  • Barrels
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Yoga Mats
  • Duct Tape
  • Beer Boxes
  • Plastic Bags
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Place Mates
  • Candy Wrappers
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Caution Tape
  • Newspaper
  • Balloons
  • Feathers
  • Shower Curtain
  • Monopoly Money
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Condoms
  • Posters
  • Napkins
  • Body Paint
  • Party Streamers
  • Colored Saran Wrap
  • Paper Snowflakes
  • Burlap Sacks
  • Palm Fronds
  • Paper Toweling
  • Country Flags
  • Curtains
  • Sheets
  • Paper
  • Rugs
  • Chain mail

Warnings and Tips:

  • As always, keep everything locked up. You don’t want to get any valuables stolen. Prior to starting, check the room and make sure you didn’t miss anything.
  • Have extra costumes laying around in case some guests don’t show up with a costume. Try to make sure the theme stays on track.

Drinks Ideas:

Its up to you to decide if you’re willing to provide drinks. We suggest it though if you truly want a unforgivable time that everyone will be talking about.

As always; Stronger the drinks you provide, the more crazy your party will be! If you need recipe ideas, or drink ideas, refer to our college drink recipes and you should have a good start to your ultimate abc party theme!

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