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The Revolution of Themed Parties

G.I. Joes and Army Hoes. Golf Pros and Tennis Hoes. CEO’s and Corporate Hoes. These are just a few examples of theme parties that the majority of Duke women have received an invitation to, or maybe even attended, sometime during their college career. These themes are without a doubt degrading. They are insensitive, misogynistic, and just outright ridiculous. But all of these qualities have not prevented a strong female turnout at such events, clad in short plaid skirts, thin pieces of camoflauge cloth, and leaving practically nothing to the imagination of our male counterparts. These types of parties still exist on campus, that is fact; however, I’m convinced that the theme party is being revolutionized, and we, the females of Duke, are the ultimate beneficiaries.


I think it is safe to say that most women don’t typically throw on their comfiest of clothes before heading to Saturday Night Shooters or Thursday Night Devines. Most of us choose something tight flattering and slinky flirtatious, in hopes of finally grabbing the attention of the hottie in our Bio lab wearing something other than Lulu’s. After a night filled with bar dancing, chit-chatting, and scurrying off to the bathroom there is truly no better feeling than kicking off your heels, and tossing off your bra. This feeling, the incredible feeling of freedom and relief, is unbelievably satisfying, but is fleeting, as you quickly head for bed upon returning home. But what if you could spend all night feeling comfortable and free? What if you WERE able to wear your comfiest clothes out AND no one else would judge you for it because they were all wearing comfy clothes too? It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it isn’t, it is the revolution of the theme party! Recently, there has been a drastic increase in the number of theme parties that encourage all attendees to wear the most convenient and cozy clothing they own, and this is great news for everyone. Paint parties, workout theme parties, ABC parties, blacklight parties, toga parties-all of these have one thing in common: casual costumes. These parties involve spandex, cutoff t-shirts, onesies, bed sheets, caution tape, spandex, leggings, neon, tutus and practically any other ridiculous clothing articles you can get your hands on, and it’s amazing. Dancing on elevated surfaces, and walking from one location to the next sounds a helluva lot more appealing in my Converses than even my favorite pair of wedges. The revolution of the theme party is a game changer-girls are now encouraged to wear comfortable clothing out at night- the more ridiculous the better and I don’t know about y’all, but I’m pretty sure I can do almost anything in my tutu. 

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