10 o’clock List: How to Make Your Cheap Party Look Expensive and Elegant


Our second weekend of Kenyon has come and gone (almost) and after two weekends of grungy New Apt parties and badly lit Taft celebrations I’m sure you are all wondering how to elevate your party scene and take everything up a notch. College is a time for growth and change and what better way to show how capable of growth you are then to throw the most elegant and expensive looking party Kenyon has ever seen. You will be the talk of the town. Read on for a brief list of ways to spice up even the mustiest of parties.

  1. Focus on your decor: Every good party starts with the party environment. It is easy to trick party guests into thinking your moldy New Apt is a luxurious Aspen Ski Lodge with just a few simple decorative items. Christmas lights are a must. Head on down to Pat Catan’s and purchase some inexpensive Christmas lights. The right kind of lighting makes all the difference. That lady/gent who sits next you in Abnormal Psych may start to look a little bit better when viewed through the haze of twinkling lights. Another simple décor trick is to decorate with colorful mason jars. They are easy to find and to own. They can also be used as fancy vessels with which to sip cheap beer. Continue reading