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So, you are moving out of your dorm room or out of your parent’s house for the first time. There is a lot to be excited about, but it can also be an incredibly nerve-wracking experience.
Moving out is a step toward independence; you finally have your own space and the ability to decorate it any way you want. But with so many options it can be difficult to figure out where to start.
First, what is your style? Minimalistic, rustic, bright, dark, rainbow, monochrome? College apartment decor can be overwhelming, but once you get started the fun begins and it all falls into place.
In this article, I have provided 50 of the best college apartment decor ideas. If you pick from these ideas to get started, I am sure that your apartment is going to look amazing!
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They are a perfect and easy way to decorate your dorm. Simply put them close to your desk or bed. They are designed to perfectly fit in a frame.
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Do you have multiple roommates? Do you have a tendency to misplace your keys? Are you not sure what to do with mail until you want to go through it?
Then this mail and key organizer wall mount is the perfect college apartment decor item. The mount has several keys for you, your roommates and even guests to hang up their keys upon walking inside.
That way you know exactly where your keys are when you need to leave again. It also has a slot for you to place any mail in.
You can put any mails that are not yours until your roommate gets home, your bills can stay there until you are ready to pay them, or even just a place for the coupons that are sent in the mail that you may or may not use.
This would be perfect right next to the front door, for easy access upon arriving home and leaving. We have a holder with slots for our mail and mail box key right next to our front door at my apartment and it has become very useful. I have no doubt, this wall mount would be just as useful.
Who does not love trying some new cocktail recipes. I know in our apartment, we love finding new drinks to make and try. This next decor idea will help provide you with some go to cocktail recipes.
This art print has recipes to several classic cocktails that you can make at home. This can be hung up in your kitchen for easy access whenever you are in the mood for a drink.
Not only is it decorative, but it is also helpful. You can even create a fun little alcohol section in your kitchen with the poster and any alcohol and cups you may have. It can be your own little cocktail bar in your apartment.
One of the key features in my apartment bedroom is all of the photos I have put up on my walls. I love covering my walls in memories with my friends and family from over the years.
I think it gives a personal touch to the room. This is why these LED color-changing photo clip lights are a fantastic college apartment decor idea.
This next decoration idea goes along with the cocktail recipe sign. This is a simple wooden sign with white lettering. The sign has a statement that many college students can relate to.
It says, “Alcohol because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad”.
You can put this near the drink recipe art print and it will let whoever goes over there that having one of the drinks on the art print that a great story may come out of the night. Wooden signs are a simple common decoration. This one is perfect for your college apartment.
Finally moving into your own place is exciting. However, it is important to keep yourself organized. Stay organized when bills are due, when you need to buy groceries and when you have classes.
Maybe you have people who want to visit, you need to know when they are coming. If you are living with roommates it is important to know when they may have visitors or if they will be gone etc.
This is why this magnetic dry erase calendar is a great addition to any college apartment. You can have one in your room for your own schedule and/or one in your kitchen for you and your roommates to use.
Each person can have a different color, and one for things that affect everyone. Mark when bills are due, when you want to get the cleaning done, if you are going out of town.
I have used something similar in the past and it can be helpful when you are living with multiple people. Plus, each month you just erase and write in new dates. Saves wasting a paper calendar and can be used year after year.
Decorative pillows are a staple in any apartment or home. This is why your apartment cannot be any different. However, you cannot just have any boring decorative pillow.
This pillow has a take on the phrase “home sweet home”, with the phrase, “apartment sweet apartment”. It has a cute floral apartment that will add some color to your apartment.
It also sends a welcoming message to anyone who walks into your apartment. It sends the message that it is a homey and loving place. A place that you can go to feel comfortable. Plus, if you want to take a nap on your couch, it can be used as your nap pillow.
If you are like me, then you have many things that you like to keep in your bathroom and struggle to find the perfect way to keep them organized.
However, with this next college apartment decor idea, you may find the perfect way to keep your bathroom organized. You can get these jars personalized with whatever you want.
You can get your initials, name, the name of what you want to put in the jar. Plus, they are large enough to hold anything you may need them to hold.
You can put hair ties, clips, q-tips, combs, bath bombs, etc. You can use one or multiple, whatever fits your needs. They are simple and cute, the perfect item for helping to organize and decorate your new bathroom.
Do you have several bottles of shampoo, conditioner, soap, face wash, scrubs, loofahs, etc., cluttering your shower? Do you want a better way to keep everything organized?
Then you will love this next college apartment decor idea. This corner shower caddy is the perfect addition to any college apartment shower.
It can be placed in the shower and the shelves can adjust to the height needed based on the size of your items. Easily access what you need when you need it.
You can organize the shelves however you would like as well. I have a smaller caddy in my shower and it is very helpful. I know where everything is and can easily access whatever I need. So, you for sure benefit from this shower caddy.
These aesthetic wall collages are on the rise over the last few years. I will say, I love the idea and think it is a great way to decorate your room.
You can pick whatever color combination or vibe fits you the best. You can for black and white, yellow, rainbow, blue, whatever fits you.
All you need is a free space on your wall. It can be whatever size you want. You can put a small or large collage in whatever space is open.
Plus, the premade kits take away the time-consuming work of finding pictures that fit the aesthetic you want. All you need to do is put up the collage.
This is a simple and creative way of showing off your personality in your brand new room in your brand-new college apartment.
This next college apartment decor idea will go nicely next to the cocktail recipe poster and near the alcohol wooden sign. Many college students have experienced a hangover or two during their college years.
This is why this hangover cure sign will make a great addition to your apartment. This fun poster provides a list of several unique cures for the dreaded hangover.
These cures come from different countries around the world. Many of these cures, you most likely have not heard of before. So put this poster up and try the different cures listed over your time in your apartment. You can even mark the effectiveness.
If you have been in or seen a picture of any college dorm room or bedroom in recent years, then you may have noticed that tapestries are a common decor item. They come in a variety of designs, colors, sizes, patterns, etc.
You can find one that fits your personality. You can find one in your favorite color, the color scheme of your apartment or bedroom, a fun pattern or a design like a sky or flowers.
This is an easy way to decorate several spaces in your apartment. You can put one in your living room, bedroom, hallway, etc. They can be hung up easily with a command strip as well.
They are also inexpensive. Making this an easy, and cost-saving decoration idea.
So, you are moving into your new apartment and you want to get some plants to bring some life into the apartment. However, you have never owned a plant before and fear you may kill it quickly.
Well, then I have the perfect idea for you. Get some succulents. They do not require a lot of water. Just water them every once in a while. They are perfect for those who are not experienced in taking care of plants.
They are simple and low maintenance. They are also good to place around the apartment to bring some green into the place.
13. Welcome Mat
This is a must-have in any home or apartment. This mat not only sends a welcome message to whoever enters our apartment, but it also provides something for you and your guests to wipe off any dirt on their shoes before they walk into your place.
You can have some fun with this welcome mat. You can keep it simple with just welcome, you can personalize it with a fun message, you can have your name on there, make it a bright color, etc.
Whatever direction you choose to take, just make sure it fits your personality. It does not have to be extravagant if that is not what you want. At my apartment, we have a mat that says home with the outline of Ohio as the ‘o’ because we are from Ohio. Just make sure the mat reflects you.
14. Artificial Vines
This next college apartment decor idea is versatile. These artificial vines can be used all over your apartment. You can use it as garland on railings, you can hang it on your walls, place around furniture, twist it together and create cool designs.
The possibilities are endless. This idea will let you use your creativity to do some interior decorating. You can use some of it, or all of it. It is also not expensive. You can get over two hundred feet of the vines for ten dollars.
Allowing for many options for decorations for a low price. It cannot get better than that.
15. CD Wall Poster
If you are obsessed with music like I am, then this is the perfect decoration for you. This poster displays several pink CDs on a pink background. You can hang this up in your apartment to showcase your love of music.
It is generic so anyone who likes music can appreciate it. You can hang it up on your walls or you can place it on a table. Either way, it makes for a great decoration in your apartment.
If you have anything else related to music like a record player or speaker, you can put it near there to create a music corner in your apartment. Alone or with other music items, this poster makes for a fantastic addition to your apartment decor.
Of course, your apartment is going to need lighting. This is why this next suggestion is a great idea for your college apartment decor. This floor lamp doubles as shelves.
Having furniture and decorations that serve multiple purposes is great, especially when you do not have a lot of space. You can place this lamp in a corner or against a wall and use the shelves for storage, to display anything, you can put baskets there for items, books, plants, whatever you want.
This lamp almost serves as an end table as well as a lamp in one. You can keep it simple and make it more decorative with what you have on the shelves, or it can serve as more of a storage item.
Either way, the lamp will provide light for your apartment and the shelves provide extra space for whatever you would like.
I am a big fan of motivational decorations as well as butterflies, so this next college apartment decor decoration combines both of those things.
The poster says, “until you spread your wings you will have no idea how far you can fly”. This poster reminds you that unless you go after what you want, you will have no idea how much you can accomplish, which is a great message.
This poster features a bright-colored butterfly in the middle, so wherever you choose to put the poster, it will add some color to the room. Wherever you choose to put this print, it will for sure stand out.
The bright color of the butterfly and the overall design of the print will grab people’s attention. You will not need to put much around it to fill the space. It fills it all by itself.
You are going to need a desk in your apartment to do your classwork. You are also going to want to make sure to keep that desk organized. This is why this desktop organizer will come in handy.
It has several shelves for you to keep notebooks, pencils, books etc, organized on your desk. The shelves are also adjustable, so you can put them at what height would work best for you.
It is simple and sleek looking so it will look nice no matter what type of desk you have. Trust me, I hate when my desk is disorganized, so I love anything that helps keep my belongings organized.
This is why I would love to have this desktop organizer on my desk.
20. Fluffy Rug
Who does not love something soft and fluffy? This is why this next item is perfect for any college apartment. It is a fluffy rug that will go perfectly in your bedroom. If your bedroom does not have carpet, this rug will be perfect.
You can keep it next to your bed so when you get out of bed in the morning you immediately step on something soft and fluffy. It will warm up your feet when the weather gets cold.
You can get whatever color matches the color scheme of your bedroom. You can also choose what size will work the best. This can also work well in your living room as well.
Wherever you choose to put this rug, it will add to the room and keep your feet warm and comfortable.
Living on your own means that you have to do your own laundry. Doing laundry is definitely one of my least favorite chores. It can be tedious, time-consuming and seem never-ending.
However, with this laundry sorter cart, laundry might become just a bit easier. This laundry cart has four different baskets on it, so you can divide the laundry up depending on what loads you want to do.
Darks, lights, delicates, jeans, etc. However, you divide up your laundry, use those baskets to help keep everything sorted. Plus, the baskets are black, giving them a sleek look.
So, no matter where you place it, it will not stand out or draw attention. You can keep it in your bedroom or if you have space where your washer and dryer are, then you can keep it there.
Have you ever wanted to see your name in lights? Then this next college apartment decor idea will help make this dream a reality. This is a marquee letter light that you can get your first initial, first and last initial, you can spell out your name or word.
The possibilities are endless. Maybe you and your roommates can pick a word and get all the letters to spell it out and have it in your living room or kitchen.
You could even get all your initials and use the lights as decorations. I think all of those ideas would be great decor ideas. It is something that is cute and fun.
Plus, each letter is ten dollars, so it is not super expensive, especially if you only want to get a letter or so.
23. Love Neon Sign
Keeping with the light sign theme, this next decor idea will add some colorful light to any apartment. This light is pink and spells out love in cursive.
It is not too large, meaning you can hang it up or place it in a variety of places. It is also less than fifteen dollars meaning it is another inexpensive decoration you can get for your apartment.
I think neon lights are very cool looking and add to any room that they are placed in. All you need are batteries or a USB adaptor in order to get the sign to work.
24. Floating Shelves
This next college apartment decor idea is versatile and can be used in any area of your apartment. They can work in your bedroom, living room, hallway, bathroom, kitchen, etc.
They are a set of two floating shelves. They are each small, so they do not take up too much wall space. They can also be hung up side by side, one on top of the other, staggered, they can be hung up completely separate from one another.
It all depends on what you need. You can use them for decorations, plants, books, trophies, signs, pictures, etc. You can get multiple sets and use them all over your apartment.
They are cool looking as it looks like it is floating, and they are useful. The perfect combination.
If you are into the sea, fishing, or just like the look of fishnet, then this next decor idea is perfect for you. This is a set of fishnet that can be used as wall decorations.
It can be hung up in a variety of ways. You can hang it up behind a tv, in the corner of a room, behind your bed, etc. There are also different colors that you can get.
You can get the traditional tan color or you could get a blue, black teal, etc. You just have to find the color that you like the best.
You can use it as permanent decor in your apartment or you can use it for a party or get together. Either way, this inexpensive fishnet wall decoration will look great in your apartment.
I find this next apartment decor idea so cool and could be extremely useful. This is a LED desk lamp that doubles as a wireless charger. So, while you are doing work at your desk you can charge your phone.
It also has a USB adaptor so you can charge multiple items at the same time. So you can keep whatever you need to do work charged at all times.
It also has multiple light and dimmer settings, so you can keep the lamp at just the right brightness for what you need. It is also sleek-looking since it is all white, so it will look great on top of whatever you put it on. So not only is it useful, it is also stylish.
27. Scented Candles
Recently, I have been becoming obsessed with candles. I have accumulated several over the last year and they are covering my dresser. With that in mind, it is obvious that scented candles are a perfect college apartment decor item.
There are hundreds of different candle scents available for you to choose from. Ones that are more floral, fruity, woody, minty, some that are strong, some that are more subtle.
Whatever your preference is, there is a candle out there that fits it. You can get a large or small candle. You can get one or multiple. Whichever route you go, scented candles will be perfect for your apartment.
You can have one in your room, one for your living room. That way, whatever room you are in, your apartment will smell amazing.
This next item is just a simple wall art decor item. It is made of woven cotton that adds comfort to whatever space you choose to hang it up.
It is simple and delicate and can be used in a variety of spaces. It is also not a large decoration, meaning it will not take up a large amount of wall space wherever you choose to hang up the wall decor.
There are several different versions of similar wall art decor that you can choose from to fit your apartment. You can even get multiple wall art decor pieces to hang up around your apartment.
You can even hang up multiple in the same space to fill one wall.
String lights are a common choice for decorating in college dorm rooms and apartments. This next college apartment decor item is a twist on the typical Christmas string lights that are used.
These are rose flower string lights. They are roses that have lights in them, making them stand out from the usual string lights. This set of string lights can be used to wrap around a table, basket, railing, bed frame, desk, etc.
They can be used just like regular string lights, these just add a bit of an extra floral accent to the room. They are white roses, which give an elegant look as well.
30. Dresser Tower
You are going to need a place to store all your clothes when you move into your new apartment. This is why this next decor item is going to come in handy. This is a dresser tower that has five different drawers.
Two large drawers and three smaller ones. You can organize your clothing items in the drawers however you would like. You can put pants, jeans in one, shorts in one, shirts in one, etc.
If you do not think you can fit everything in one set, you can get two of the sets, two of the same or maybe two different ones. Just get what fits your needs and fits your style.
If you also have a closet, then you may not need as much drawer space. However, this black/gray and gold dresser set is stylish, sleek and can fit in multiple spaces and can be moved as needed.
This next item doubles as a room decor item and storage item. This is a square ottoman that the lid opens up and you can store various items in. You can store extra blankets, books, sheets, etc. in the ottoman.
No one would know what you have stored there unless they open up the lid. Plus, you can get it black, grey, tan, white, whatever color works best for your apartment.
My roommate has one similar in black and she has used it for storage since our first year in the dorms. She has stored items like shoes, cards, games, etc. in there over the years. It comes in handy when you have items that you need to store, but also need easy access to.
Trying to find the best way to organize your shoes can be a struggle. No matter how you organize it, they get messed up again shortly after you wear a pair and just throw them back in your closet or back where you keep them.
I have struggled to keep my shoes organized for years. This is why this shoe shelf organizer will come in extremely handy. This can be used in your closet to keep your shoes organized.
You can keep the shoes you wear every day on the top and the shoes you wear less on the bottom. Or maybe keep your everyday shoes separate from the ones you do not wear as often.
You can also keep a rack by your front door for you to place your shoes when you get home and for your guests to place their shoes. That way your shoes that you easily slip on and off stay organized as well.
33. Four Tier Shelf
This next college apartment decor item is one that is commonly used in bathrooms but can be used for various purposes in your apartment. It is a metal four-tier shelf with a large open space at the bottom.
This can easily fit behind your toilet and the shelves can be used for towels, baskets of toiletries, extra toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, soap. Maybe you could plant a candle on them as well.
However, you could also put it behind a chair, different furniture items in your apartment and use the shelves for other decor or storage. You could use the space under the shelves for a large basket or trunk or such.
The shelves are meant to save space, so take advantage of that and use the shelves wisely.
34. Bean Bag Chair
You are going to want someone comfy to sit and relax in your new college apartment. This is why this next item will be a huge hit in your apartment.
It is a giant bean bag chair that you can use to sit in but could also be used to sleep in. This will be great for guests to use in case you do not have another space for them to sleep in or they want to sleep somewhere other than a couch to sleep on.
You could also use it for naps or just to sit back and watch tv or relax. This comes in a variety of colors, so you have many options to choose from. This is a more pricey item on the list, but it is worth it.
It has a variety of uses and can be used after moving out of that apartment. It can be used for years and provides comfort and relaxation.
In your new college apartment, you are going to need a space to do all of your classwork. You may want to get a desk for that space. This is why this computer desk with storage may be the perfect item to purchase for your apartment.
It has two large spaces for you to place extra notebooks, textbooks, papers, folders, etc. when you are not using them. Plus the top of the desk is large and gives you plenty of space for your laptop and whatever else you may need to do work.
Plus the marble color makes this desk not only useful but also stylish. Mix the marble with the gold legs, this desk will look great in any college apartment.
The bean bag chair is probably not the only seating option you are going to want in your apartment. This is why this cozy saucer chair is another great option for furniture in your apartment.
It is still comfortable for you to sit in, but it does not take up as much space. It is also not as likely for you to get too comfortable and fall asleep.
Plus, the chair can be moved easily from room to room or around a room where it is needed. It can also be folded up and stored as needed. You can use it to watch tv, read, for guests, to do work, or to just relax.
Plus with the variety of colors, you can not go wrong with this chair.
In my apartment, we have a dish that we use to keep candy on a side table in our living room. It is pretty handy because we just put candy in and refill it as needed.
Then we can have candy when we want some and it is also there for guests if they would like some. Having a jar like that in your apartment is a great idea.
This clear jar can be easily placed on a counter or table and can be filled with whatever you would like. You could put candy, cookies or whatever you would like.
Then once it is empty, you could refill it with the same thing or something different. It is great not only for guests, but also a quick and easy snack for you whenever you need it.
Countertops can get crowded and disorganized easily. They can get filled with spices, oils, salt, sugar, etc. It can be difficult to keep it all organized.
However, this next college apartment decor item may help keep your countertops organized. This device has two shelves for you to place whatever you would like on them.
You can keep common spices on one, maybe some napkins or other items on the other. You can use it in other places than your kitchen.
You could use it for your bathroom counter as well if it is crowded. You could get one for your kitchen and one for your bathroom. It never hurts to have multiple items for organization – it will pay off in the long run.
41. Throw Blanket
There are some items that are just classic decor items that should be in any home or apartment. A throw blanket is one of those items. I have a gray throw blanket in my apartment that lays on a chair in the corner of our living room.
I often use this blanket as I am watching tv or doing work in our living room. It is not too heavy or light and is just right for relaxing. This is why a throw blanket would be great to have in your living room.
It can be draped over a couch or chair until it is needed. It does not have to be an expensive or fancy blanket. Just a simple blanket that goes with the colors of your apartment.
Then when you get cold or want to curl up on the couch with a good book or something, you can easily grab the blanket and snuggle up.
42. Throw Pillows
Another classic item that every home or apartment should have is some throw pillows. We have several on our couches in my apartment.
They stay tucked in the corners of our couches and they are used for us to lay on or move to the floor if we need more space. They are of various sizes and colors.
You can choose what kind would fit best in your apartment. You can have one or multiple. Maybe all the same color and size or maybe various colors and sizes.
Whatever vibe you are going for, there are the perfect throw pillows out there for you. They are a must-have in any college apartment.
In my apartment, we have four wine bottles that we painted to spell out the abbreviation for the name of our college. They are placed on top of our cabinets where we keep all of the alcohol bottles.
I think decorative wine bottles are a great decor item and can serve a variety of purposes. This is why these decorative wine bottles would be great in your apartment.
These matte black bottles can be used for flowers, as a centerpiece, you can write on them with chalk. They are also various sizes, which can help create a creative look wherever you decide to place them.
The matte black look is elegant and sleek, which creates a look of elegance in whatever room they are in.
45. Fun Curtains
Do you want a way to keep the sun out of your apartment, but also keep it stylish, then some fun curtains are the way to go. You can get long or short curtains. They can also be a solid color or a fun pattern.
You can put them up in your bedroom or other windows in your apartment. You can keep them all the same or have different ones in each room. Either way, this is a simple way to decorate and add some color and fun to a room.
You could even get black-out curtains if the sun tends to wake you up early in the morning. Whatever way you go, curtains are a great way to decorate your apartment.
If you have a small apartment, then a futon may be a great idea. It may also be good as an option for your living room. It can be a couch then if you have guests staying over it can be turned into a bed.
It is the best of both worlds. It can be a neutral color like black or gray, or it can be a more fun color like pink or green. It all depends on what style you are going for.
This may be a bit on the pricey side of the items on the list, but it is two furniture items in one. So, in the long run, you may be saving money.
47. Potted Plant
If you want to add some green into your apartment, then getting a potted plant is the way to go. They can come in various sizes. They can be tall, short, flowers, or leafy.
You just have to find one that will work best for you and your apartment. If you are worried about taking care of it, then go for a more low-maintenance plant.
If you have more experience then pick whatever one you want. You can get one or multiple plants. Whatever you choose, adding some green to your apartment is always a good decision.
I dream of traveling the world. This is why this next college apartment decor item would be something I would love to have in my apartment. It is wall art that is a giant map of the world.
You will need a good amount of wall space in order to hang this up. So this may be good for above your couch or bed. You could mark off places you have been or you could leave it be.
Either way, it is a good reminder of all the places you could go. I would look at the map as an inspiration to keep working hard and going after what I want. So, if you also want to travel the world, then this is the perfect wall art option for you.
This next college apartment decor item will give your apartment a rustic feel. These are mason jar sconces. They are mason jars filled with flowers and string lights and are attached to wooden boards.
These can be hung up on your walls and add a rustic feel to the apartment. The lights and wire on the jars can be removed to create a different feel.
They are unique and will most likely not be in other college apartments you may visit. So, these decorations will make your apartment unique and different from your friends.
So, if you want to stand out and add a rustic feel, go for these mason jar sconces.
Having a multifunction vase or vases is always something good to have on hand. These modern vases are perfect for that. They are different from the typical glass vases you will typically see.
Plus they are different sizes, so depending on what you need, then you will have one that fits that need. You can use them for flowers or just for decoration.
They are white and gray and give off a rustic and modern feel. They are essential for every apartment or home, but they are also modern and rustic looking. So you get both useful and stylish in one.
Final Thoughts on College Apartment Decor
I hope these college apartment decor ideas help steer you in the decoration for your own apartment. Trying to find the perfect decorations for your apartment can be a difficult and tedious task.
But once you find your direction, it can be fun, exciting and creative. Do not stress too much, just take a breath and it will all fall into place.
Maybe with one of these ideas, maybe with something completely different. However, as long as the decorations reflect your own personality and design ideas, that is all that matters.
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Set it up yourself:
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Let your neighbors know that a college graduate is in the house with a jovial graduation banner to hang right outside your front door. It could also serve as a sign to all party guests that this is where the fun is at!
Put it up yourself:
College graduation is an important adult accolade and you can celebrate this moment in an elegant, stylish way with some sleek champagne glasses.
Get your own glasses:
Thinking of having a photo booth at your graduation party. Come prepared with graduation-themed photo booth props so that you and your friends could celebrate your achievements in style.
Buy your own props:
Sometimes, all you need to take your graduation party to the next level is a high-spirited tableware set! They are disposable for easy cleanup and can be bought in a variety of designs.
Set your own table:
Bring your party table together with celebratory centerpieces! This decor can elevate the tastefulness of your event in an instant!
Find your own centerpieces:
It’s the little details that can truly bring your celebration together. Invest in graduation-themed confetti to elevate your graduation party in a major way.
Get your own confetti:
During this party, your graduate is going to be receiving a lot of gifts and cards from loving family and friends. Construct a graduation card box holder to keep these presents organized!
Get your own graduation card box:
A good, attractive background is ideal for taking perfect graduation pictures. Find a lovely party backdrop and take as many photos as your heart desires!
Create your own hanging backdrop:
Following graduation, you are going to need a great deal of guidance in regards to the important decisions that you will be making. Use the wisdom of your party guests to your advance by encouraging them to fill out graduation advice cards to help you with your choices going forward.
Get your own cards:
Stay hydrated and on theme with your graduation party by putting adorable water bottle stickers to put on every drink. I personally love this unique idea because I am a habitual water drinker and if you are too, then these stickers are for you!
Get your own stickers:
This idea is similar to that of the water bottle stickers, but this is better suited to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Giving your guests custom hand sanitizers as party favors is such a thoughtful idea!
Get your own:
A beautiful graduation sash is an ideal accessory to have at a celebratory party. I think it is the perfect attire to wear when you will be posing for many, many pictures amongst family and friends.
Get your own:
16. Get Noisemakers
It’s a party – time to make some noise! Noisemakers may become annoying after hearing them over and over again, but they are harmless fun for everyone.
Get your own:
Graduation-themed candies are ideal for satisfying those with a sweet tooth at your graduation party. As a sweet tooth myself, I would gravitate toward a bowl full of these adorable candies in an instant!
Get your own:
These cameras may have gone slightly out of style since I was a kid, but I think they are perfectly suited for small celebrations and events! They are perfect for taking plenty of pictures with your loved ones at your graduation party.
Get your own cameras:
This decoration will most certainly make your party a memorable one. Disco balls weren’t reserved for the 70s – they make an appearance at your graduation party too!
Get your own:
If you have a pet, they need to get the graduation party spirit as well with a cute outfit. Best of luck trying to keep this adorable graduation cap on your dog’s head!
Get your own:
Graduation Party Ideas Themes
College graduation marks the beginning of a brand new adventure. Adopt a party theme that reflects the start of this journey with a celebration centered around travel and new experiences.
Get your own:
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A classic black and gold theme can make any party seem elegant and sophisticated. Transform your graduation party into a stylish event by adopting these two traditional colors into your theme.
Get your own:
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This graduation theme is applicable for all medical professionals entering the workforce! As a friend of a few nurses who are graduating in the upcoming year, I recommended this adorable theme for their graduation party!
Make your own doctor theme:
24. Fiesta Theme
This theme is for graduates who like to celebrate Taco Tuesday every day. Having a “fiesta” theme for your graduation party is very unconventional, but you will most certainly stand out from the rest!
Create your own fiesta theme:
25. Dinosaur Theme
For all of the future paleontology graduates out there, this fun theme is for you! Give your graduation party a dinosaur theme for a memorable experience and plenty of unique stories to tell afterward!
Create your own dinosaur theme:
26. Nature Theme
The perfect theme for those graduates who love the outdoors. Give your party a wildlife theme to become one with nature.
Create your own nature theme:
Becoming a firefighter is truly honorable. A selfless, hardworking profession. Celebrate your firefighter graduate with this cool theme.
Create your own firefighter theme:
28. Basketball Theme
As a basketball player, being prepared and getting wins on the court is very important. Your basketball graduate can also get a win off the court if they prepare to throw a party with this awesome theme.
Create your own basketball theme:
Your graduate may not have received their letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry yet, but that does not mean that they can have a graduation party styled in this awesome theme!
Create your own Harry Potter theme:
30. Friends Theme
Even though it has been off the air for over a decade, Friends is still a popular television show for teenagers and adults alike. If you graduate is a fan, this theme is perfect for them!
Create your own Friends theme:
31. Police Theme
Celebrate the induction of a brand new officer with this ideal theme! I personally think that the themed balloons are adorable and a must-have if you are going to throw this type of party.
Create your own police theme:
32. Casino Theme
Your graduate may not be able to travel to Vegas for their graduation party, but who says they can’t replicate the atmosphere at home with this fun theme!
Create your own casino theme:
If you are becoming a beautician, you need to have a party that is as glamorous as your beauty skills. With this exquisite theme, your graduation party will be stylish and elegant just like you!
Create your own beauty school theme:
34. Baseball Theme
Baseball is one of the most time-honored traditional sports in history. Have an awesome party for your future baseball player with this awesome theme.
Create your own baseball theme:
This theme is for all of the animal lovers out there, which includes me! Throw a lovely party full of pet-centered decorations that will absolutely impress your friends and family.
Create your own veterinarian theme:
36. Teacher Theme
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I personally believe that teachers are the backbone of our society and they deserve to be given the best celebration. This party decor is perfect for the graduate looking to become a school teacher one day.
Create your own teacher theme:
37. Chef Theme
Completing culinary school is an incredibly difficult task. Congratulate your future chef graduate with the perfect party theme!
Create your own chef theme:
38. Scientist Theme
Impress your fellow science majors with this unique theme for your graduation party. If you have any science nerds in your friend group, they are going to love this party theme!
Create your own scientist theme:
39. Artist Theme
A recently graduated art student needs to have a party with a theme that is as creative and thoughtful as they are. This graduation party idea is festive and fun!
Create your own artist theme:
40. Law Theme
Law school can be challenging and competitive! Your law graduate deserves a wonderful party to reward them for all the hard work that they have done.
Create your own law theme:
Graduation Party Gift Ideas For Her
41. Graduation Mug
Memorialize your college graduate’s special moment with a cute coffee mug. It will become especially important with all of the coffee or tea they will be drinking when they get their full-time job!
Get your own:
Your graduate deserves the best for all the trials and tribulations they had to face over the past four years. What better gift to give your graduate than a beautiful necklace that they will cherish forever?
Get your own:
43. Graduation Plush
If your graduate is a lover of stuffed animals like me, then this gift is perfect for them! Give them an adorable graduation plush to brighten up their special day.
Get your own:
This gift is a perfect reminder for your graduate and their achievement every time they decorate for Christmas! Give them a beautiful ornament to adorn their tree.
Get your own:
Here’s a little token to show your graduate how much you care! A graduation keychain serves as a great memento of their special moment.
Get your own:
46. Graduation Pin
A graduation pin on a jacket or backpack would be incredibly adorable. Make your graduate’s day with this gift!
Get your own:
Who doesn’t appreciate a well-made candle to brighten up the darkest of rooms? Give a graduation candle to your graduate and they will thank you tenfold!
Get your own:
Are you a bit confused as to what present to give your graduate? Here’s a gift box that provides a nice sample of gifts that your graduate will enjoy!
Get your own:
If your graduate is planning on pursuing graduate school, then this gift is perfect for them! Give them a graduation notebook so that they can get a head start on their studies.
Get your own:
50. Graduation Charm
Get your own:
Encapsulate your graduate’s favorite moment from their final year of school with a beautifully themed frame. You might want to buy one for everyone in your family as well so that they can cherish this memory too!
Graduation Party Ideas For Him
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A piece of jewelry that your graduate will love! Give him a graduation bracelet that he will cherish forever.
Get your own:
52. Graduation Socks
Here’s an adorable graduation present for you! Grab a pair of graduation socks that your graduate is bound to enjoy. He may have procrastinated buying himself socks while in school because he wanted to use his money for other more exciting items. These socks may be just what he has needed for a long time!
Get your own socks:
This is a very thoughtful gift to give your graduate. A pocket watch is an old-fashioned present that exudes sophistication and class.
Get your own:
A piece of clothing may seem like an unusual graduation gift. However, a graduation-themed t-shirt is a stylish way of showing your graduate how much you care about them on their special day.
Get your own:
55. Graduation Lamp
Here is a unique and useful gift! A graduation lamp is a perfect present for the goofball graduate in your life.
Get your own:
An engraved wallet card that is symbolic of your graduate’s special day is an excellent reminder of all that they have accomplished.
Get your own:
This may possibly be the coziest, comfiest, cutest present to give your graduate. A graduation blanket as a gift might be my favorite idea thus far.
This gift is simple and straightforward, but very effective! A paperweight is perfect for the practical graduate! When he gets his first job out of college, he can use this paperweight to decorate his first official work desk!
Get your own:
59. Graduation Frame
Encapsulate your graduate’s favorite moment from their final year of school with a beautifully themed frame. You might want to buy one for everyone in your family as well so that they can cherish this memory too!
Get your own:
For those graduates who are moving out of their homes, a beautiful piece of wall decor would be the best gift for them. It reflects their proudest achievement and can liven up any room in their abode.
Get your own:
High School Graduation Party Ideas
What better way to celebrate the most memorable experiences you had at school than to hang your favorite pictures up at your graduation party? Use photo clips, accompanied by luminous string lights, to personalize your party!
Get your own:
Every party needs interesting appetizers to keep guests coming back for more and staying as long as they can. With an impressive cheese board, your graduation party will be given a sophisticated flair.
Assemble your own:
What better place to put oeuvres, drinks, plates, and napkins than on a festive tablecloth? A perfectly theme-appropriate tablecloth suits any graduation party nicely and adds to the atmosphere of the celebratory event!
Get your own:
Test yourself on how well you know your most recent college graduate with graduation party games. This personalized trivia could liven up your graduation party in an inexpensive way.
Get your own game:
Nothing brings out the festive mood of a party like properly-placed party lights. Illuminate your graduation party with a bunch of lights to show everyone that this is where the action is!
Get your own lights:
66. Glow Sticks
Is a party ever truly complete without glow sticks? They are suitable for every occasion, but especially for graduation parties set at night.
Get your own:
If you are planning to have a buffet for your party, then these chalkboard signs are a must! You can also save them and reuse them for your next celebration as well!
Get your own:
The party never stops once someone breaks out the karaoke machine. Buy yourself a karaoke microphone to have a blast at your graduation party and other celebrations to follow.
Get your own:
Want to treasure the memory of your graduation forever? Have your closest friends and family sign a graduation poster, so that you can cherish this moment with the thoughtful words of your loved ones.
Make your own:
A congratulatory sign provides perfect outdoor decor for your graduation party. Grab a few of them if you can, so you can adorn your lawn with as many signs as possible!
Get your own:
This is an adorable accessory that your graduate is bound to enjoy and wear on their head for the entire party.
Get your own:
72. Blow Bubbles
Who says that blowing bubbles are only for kids? These bubbles will be plenty of fun for you, your friends, and the entire family!
Get your own:
Making sure that the food at your graduation party stays warm and fresh is of the utmost importance. With mesh covers to place over your food, the potential problem of food going cold is solved!
Get your own:
To thank all of your party guests for attending your party, what you need is thoughtful party favors that will leave them thinking about your celebration long after it is over. Give out graduation goodie bags to show these guests your gratitude!
Get your own bags to hand out:
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Getting good grill gear for your party is important, especially if you are graduating during the summertime. Guarantee a big barbeque at your graduation party with this useful kit!
Get your own grill gear:
An ideal display for scrumptious desserts! Assemble a delicious stand full of cakes, cupcakes, tarts, and other sweets for your party guests.
Construct your own:
Sometimes having big bowls of chips on your party table can be a little germy and the chips will eventually go stale. These mini bags are perfectly portioned snacks for you and your party guests to enjoy!
Get the snacks:
Nobody wants to be stuck washing the silverware after an awesome party. Keep your party table neat and organized with individually wrapped silverware to give to every guest.
Get the silverware:
79. Make Smores
Who doesn’t love making smores? Smores sticks are perfect for making sweet treats with your friends at your party.
Get Smore sticks:
What better way to beautify your house before a party than by adding lovely artificial flowers to your living room, dining room, or elsewhere? You might want to keep these up even after the party is over!
Get the supplies:
Graduation is only the beginning for many college students. Following the success of their academic career, they are presented with a variety of questions that require delicate answers.
Do they want to go to graduate school? Should they try applying for a full-time job or should they take some time off to focus on themselves? Are internships a possibility?
These are all stressful, time-consuming questions that a student has to be thinking about once they finish college.
However, they do not have to be resolved right away. Graduates can enjoy the success of their academic achievements first and this begins with an amazing, memorable graduation party with the people that have supported them throughout their college journey.
Hopefully, these 80 graduation party ideas are only the start of your party planning activities!
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Are you having trouble making friends? We’ve got you covered! Check out these tips for making friends in college!
This post is all about making friends in college.
Making friends in college can have a significant impact on how your educational years will be. We rely on our friends to share fun experiences with us, to have our backs, to support us when we are at our lowest, and to help us to achieve the best version of ourselves.
The solidarity created between two friends is a bond that cannot be reciprocated. For example, it can be helpful to have a friend with you in a particularly difficult class, so you two can face the challenges of each tough lesson together.
Sometimes, making friends in college can be very easy. Two adults can bond over a variety of common interests after sharing a common environment like a part-time job or an extracurricular activity.
On the other hand, if you have an introverted personality like me, making friends can be a bit more difficult than you think. It takes a significant amount of practice or trial and error to sharpen up your conversational skills.
Making the first move by speaking to strangers can be very scary, but the possible result of a true friendship can be exceptionally rewarding.
It can also be incredibly helpful to make friends if you are an inept listener — just let the extroverts do all the talking and focus on improving your listening skills.
If this person truly wants to be your friend, they will want to know more about you and ask questions about your life. This contributes to a healthy friendship dynamic that will stand the test of time.
In my list of thirty-five friendship tips that will help you make friends in college, you will learn that in order to make good friends, you cannot be afraid to put yourself out there and be motivated.
You have to be respectful of their boundaries and understand their flaws; in turn, they should treat you in the same respectful manner. However, do not feel like you should have to change yourself to fit their ideal image of you.
Stay true to yourself, and you will find individuals who will want to be friends with every single part of you, your skills, and your flaws.
These are words of advice that will help you maintain good friendships even after you graduate college and move on to bigger and better pursuits.
Though you and your friends may change, your friendship will remain the same — as strong and adaptable as ever — throughout all of the challenges of life.
1. Join extracurricular clubs
Most friendships are formed between people who share common interests.
If you join a club that you enjoy at your college, you would be surrounding yourself with people who share the same hobbies and pursuits as you.
And now you know exactly what to talk about. For example, if you’re really into theater, joining the drama club can help you meet a bunch of thespians who love theater just as much as you do.
2. Get a part-time job
From my personal experience, the best place to make quick friendships is at work.
It requires a lot of cooperation and teamwork from your coworkers to make your jobs more bearable, and this is where bonds can form.
Additionally, it is through these kinds of jobs that you can make friends with the most unexpected people. If you share a lot in common with your coworkers and have good chemistry, nothing is stopping you from being friends outside of work.
3. Do not be afraid to initiate a conversation
For those looking to make new friends, it may be a little daunting to go up to strangers or acquaintances and start a conversation.
However, if you are hoping to make friends in college, sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands.
It does not take much to start a conversation. Begin with small talk such as “How are you?” or “What are you doing later?” This can open up a longer conversation. These small risks can pay off in a major way.
4. Practice makes perfect
If you are like me, an amateur conversationalist, you need to practice your conversational skills every day to improve your small talk.
Make conversation with your professors, classmates, coworkers, friends, family, and so on to really sharpen your conversational skills.
While it may seem awkward when you first start, it becomes second nature to you the more you continue to practice.
5. Learn to listen
If you are not a very talkative person, sometimes the best thing you can do to make friends is to let the extroverts do all the talking.
If you are responsive, ask questions, and engage with the extrovert, you will find a complementary friendship dynamic that works for the both of you.
Additionally, if this extrovert is a keeper, they will want to know more about you and ask you questions in response.
This is very effective for those who are shyer and more reluctant to speak. Work with your strengths: if talking is not your forte, learn to listen and be an engaging conversationalist.
6. Give compliments out like candy
Is there a better feeling than receiving a compliment from a stranger?
It confirms the positive thoughts we have about ourselves when we are given kind words from those we least expect, and we will have a good impression of people who compliment us if we see them again.
If you see someone and think, “Wow, their hair looks so good!” or “That shirt looks really good on them!” do not be afraid to voice your thoughts aloud.
The people we compliment will look kindly on us for being honest and speaking our opinion.
7. Use their name when speaking to them
If you are incredibly forgetful with names like me, then this tip is particularly important. How are you going to befriend someone without getting familiar with their name?
The best way to never forget their name is to work it into your conversations like “Have a nice day, __!” or “Thank you, ___!”
Furthermore, when you remember their name, the person subconsciously realizes that you are purposefully trying to prioritize them, and that is how they become aware that they are important to you.
8. Laughter is contagious
Reminding someone to laugh sounds like the most obvious suggestion in the world.
However, it is incredibly important that you do not forget to laugh when you are talking to a potential friend.
If they see you laughing at their jokes (or even laughing at the jokes you make), they will see you as an easy-going, humorous person. They will feel compelled to laugh too!
9. Maintain eye contact
If you are somebody like me, whose eyes tend to wander around when someone is speaking to you, I’m sure you have been asked, “Are you paying attention?” when making conversation with a friend.
This is because making eye contact is considered crucial to show someone that you are listening to them when they are talking to you.
Try your best to look them in the eyes when you are speaking with your friends so that they know that you are focused on their every word.
10. Say “Hello” and “Goodbye”
What it takes to make and maintain a friendship is through the small gestures you do. Sometimes the smallest of formalities can remind them of how polite and thoughtful you are.
For example, when you greet your friend, do not forget to say “Hello” or “How are you.” When you leave, tell them, “Bye” or “See you later” to show them that you are thinking about them as you depart.
At my job, I have a coworker who says goodbye to everyone before she leaves. I strive to emulate her thoughtfulness and kindness, and you should too.
11. Remember details from past conversations
Friends need small indicators to know that you truly care about them. This includes showing how you have been paying attention to what they say, how they behave, their likes/dislikes, their wants/needs, and so on.
Furthermore, you can recall details from past conversations. For instance, if your friend is asking for your opinion on what color of shirt they should wear, you could respond with “How about ___? That’s your favorite color, right?” Or, perhaps on your friend’s birthday, you could wish them well.
They will appreciate that you are thinking about them!
12. Use the Internet to your advantage
Social media has made a significant impact on keeping friendships because you are given constant reminders of what is going on in their lives.
You can use these tools as an opportunity to keep in touch with these friends and show them that you are thinking of them by commenting on their posts.
Additionally, you can also use social media to make friends in college.
Though I have never had online friends myself, I have heard stories of people making online friendships and then becoming so close with their long-distance friends that they meet in real life.
13. Put effort into these friendships
It is scary to put yourself out there, especially if you are concerned that your feelings toward your friend are not mutual, that you care more about this individual than they care about you.
However, you cannot hope to deepen your friendship without putting in the work. Don’t be afraid of initiating conversations or doing good deeds while expecting something in return.
For example, get them a small present for Christmas, regardless of if they are getting a present for you. In some cases, it may feel like you’re doing too much, and those friendships are not worth keeping. Prioritize the ones that do matter and put in the effort.
14. Refrain from gossip
Gossiping can be fun, but it is also a nasty habit when it comes to maintaining a friendship.
Nobody likes being talked about in a disrespectful manner, especially when the people spreading rumors and secrets about you are your own friend.
It can be very difficult to keep friends if you are constantly talking about them behind their back.
You should only say nice comments about your friends when they are not there because if you say rude remarks, they will find out eventually and be very upset. Cut gossip out of your life for good and put your friends first.
15. Be open-minded
Any two adults, with a few exceptions, have the potential to be friends if they give one another a chance. If you can bond over one subject and have the same demeanor, you do not need to have much in common.
For example, I am still friends with my sixty-five-year-old troop leader from when I did Girl Scouts many years ago.
We only have one thing in common throughout the years — our participation in Girl Scouts — but because we are both humorous and go with the flow, we get along really well together and have remained good friends.
Don’t let superficial barriers such as age stand in the way of you making friends in college or in life.
16. Loyalty is important
Trustworthiness is the most vital quality to have in a friend. It is essential that you have your friends’ back when they need your support, through thick and thin.
There are exceptions — do not be so loyal to your friends that you compromise your values, morals, or beliefs.
However, you should generally stick by your friend when they need you most. Then, if you ever need support or a helping hand, your friends will have your back as well.
17. Do not forget to keep in touch
If you don’t talk to or see your friend, your friendship will eventually fade away, and you will become strangers once again. This can happen after college graduation, where friends go their separate ways to pursue different walks of life.
To keep your friendship strong, try to send your friend a text every once and a while to show them that you are still thinking about them.
You can also attempt to make plans to meet up, no matter how far in the future it may be, to keep them as constants of your life.
You and your potential friend are not going to agree on the same ideas all the time. You are two separate people with different backgrounds and diverse personality traits.
What makes a friendship stand the test of time is compromise. For example, if your friend wants to play laser tag and you want to watch a movie, both of you should try to compromise.
You can do the other’s idea next time. Additionally, your friend should be open to compromise as well to keep the friendship fair and balanced.
19. Appreciate the little moments
It is hard to stay in touch with friends in college because once you graduate, life can become so hectic, and oftentimes, schedules do not match up.
Sometimes the only time you can see a friend is nine in the morning on a Sunday for two hours because that is the only chance you have to spend time with them for the next few weeks.
Take this small amount of time and cherish it. Every little moment spent together makes a big difference in keeping the friendship alive.
20. Explore new things together
What keeps a friendship fresh and exciting is having new experiences with one another.
For example, you both could go to a pottery class or try hang gliding. Perhaps you could bake a new pie together.
When you explore new things with your friends, you are preventing the friendship from becoming too mundane or predictable.
21. Wish them well on the holidays
The holidays — particularly the three succeeding months full of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas — can be some of the best times of the year.
However, there are some people that have more difficulties enjoying the holiday season than others.
Some have nowhere to go and no one to spend these holidays with. If you learn about a college friend who has nothing going on during the holidays, do not refrain from inviting them to any celebrations or parties that you may have.
I always make sure my friends are spending their holidays with their loved ones. If your friend has no plans going on and seems to be upset about this, make sure that they know they always have a place in your home.
22. Be introspective
Self-improvement is crucial to maintain friendships that have evolved over time. You have to look inside yourself to become a better friend, especially as you mature and grow.
For example, I have become a better listener since my days as a fourteen-year-old. I still have friends from when I was that age because I have grown and changed with these people. Now, we are the best version of ourselves.
23. Give one another space
Nobody likes to feel like they are being overwhelmed, whether it is by their family, friends, or peers. As an introvert, I know how important alone time is to strengthen a friendship.
Friends do not have to talk every single day; I don’t talk to my best friends every day because I know we would eventually run out of things to talk about. You and your friend need time to yourselves, and it is perfectly okay to take breaks.
24. Stay true to yourself
Do not change yourself to fit someone else’s blueprint. If you are looking to befriend a particular person, you should not have to feel like you have to look or act a certain way to appeal to them and meet their standards.
If they are a good friend, they will like you for who you truly are, and that includes everything about you. You have to find friends who suit you, not the other way around.
25. Be understanding of their flaws
Friends aren’t perfect. They can be impulsive, stubborn, flakey, easily irritated, and so on. That does not make them bad people — it just means they have flaws like you and me. For example, I have a very indecisive friend.
It can be frustrating making plans with them because they have difficulty making decisions. What you have to do is adapt to best suit their most frustrating quality.
When I am meeting with my indecisive friend, I take charge so that they don’t have to make any tough decisions, and this works out for both of us.
26. Respect their boundaries
Everyone has boundaries. Even the closest of friends in college have something that they are not entirely comfortable with sharing, or they have subjects they do not want to talk about.
For example, I do not like it when anybody goes through my phone, even when it is a very close friend of mine, and I have nothing to hide on my device. This is a boundary that I have set for myself that I do not let anybody cross, and my friends respect this.
To be a good friend, you have to learn and respect people’s boundaries and set some of your own to maintain a healthy relationship together.
27. Be willing to open up when you are ready
With a bit of time and a lot of trust, you can strengthen your bond with your friends. When you feel like you have a genuine companion in your life, do not be afraid to confide in them.
If you are like me, it can be difficult to voice your thoughts and feelings. However, if a friend wants to get closer to you and you feel comfortable enough to share your secrets and confessions with them, do not hesitate to put your trust in their hands.
28. Look out for them
A good friend always has their friends’ back, especially during their most vulnerable moments. If you spot your friend in an unfamiliar situation that makes you feel uncomfortable, keep an eye out for them.
They could be hanging out with strangers or partying too hard, and they are unaware of the potential harmfulness of their environment. I am not suggesting that you should act as their babysitter — just keep one eye open for any suspicious activity that could hurt you or your friend.
Remember the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If you look out for your friend, they will treat you with the same regard.
29. Encourage them to be their best selves
Whenever you are about to begin something new, start down a new path, join a new activity, or so on, encouragement from your peers can provide you with a major motivational boost.
That is why encouraging your friends to try new things, check out new places, and be the best versions of themselves is so important. They need your support and reassurance, and they will provide you with the same help when you find yourself in a similar situation.
30. Be honest
As stated in the previous tip, people need encouragement, support, and reassurance from their friends when exploring new ventures.
Friends are also given the difficult task of delivering the hard truth to their friends when they need it most.
For example, if a friend asks for your opinion about their outfit, and you are not a fan of it, tell them that it is not your style, but you’re happy with their look if they are. The key is not to be mean but true to yourself. Your friend should appreciate your honesty.
31. Sometimes silence is satisfactory
When you are with friends, it may seem appropriate to keep talking all the time to keep their attention and prevent them from getting bored with you.
However, sometimes it is okay to settle down and reach a comfortable silence when the conversation reaches a lull.
You don’t have to entertain them with every joke or story you tell them. Sometimes a mutual moment of calm is necessary and needed.
32. Do not judge
Friends come in all shapes and sizes. It is good to remind yourself that just because somebody does not behave like you or make the same choices that you do does mean that they are less valid.
If someone judges you for the friends you have, ignore their comments. If you do not judge your friends, they will not judge you. You and your friends can form a bond of trust through acceptance of their differences.
33. Prioritize them when tension/disaster arises
Life is full of sticky situations. It is difficult to make it through life without friends having your back.
If a conflict arises where you have to choose between your friend and another concern, make your friend the number one priority.
If they are in desperate need of your help, you cannot delay. You need to support your friend when they need it most.
34. When the time comes, tell them you love them
Love is the foundation for the strongest relationships that we will ever have. You can love your friends just as much as you love your family, perhaps even more so. If you feel this way about your friends, do not be afraid to let them know!
This can be very difficult, as it can be hard to admit your true feelings for them, but if you know that you can trust them, take the risk. If they love you as well, they will reciprocate your affections and appreciate your openness and honesty.
35. If things don’t work out, that’s okay
Every once in a while, you may find someone that you have a lot in common with, but you just don’t have the chemistry or the time to make things work.
This situation is more common than you would think, and it is perfectly okay to let friendships fade.
For example, I have met friends in college who have stayed with me through all three years, and I have met friends that have only lasted a semester, and we stopped talking once our class was over. It is absolutely normal for friendships to pass: do not be discouraged if this happens.
With these friendship tips, you can easily learn how to make friends in college. It takes thought, effort, and trust, but if you are willing to put yourself out there, you will be rewarded tenfold.
You will experience all different kinds of friendship in college. Some friends only last a semester; when the class is over, you two will run out of subjects to talk about and go your separate ways. This situation is perfectly okay and completely natural. Some friends stick around all throughout college.
They have fun with you and provide you with comfort as you overcome your daily challenges. However, once you graduate college, these friends become acquaintances. You meet them every once in a while, and you see their posts on social media, but they do not compare to your closest friends.
These select individuals are the ones who you love dearly, open up to, and confide in. Friends like these are once-in-a-lifetime — people who you cherish and treat like family. Not every friend you meet, whether in college or in life, has to be these kinds of people. Do not force a friendship with every person you meet.
Do not change your appearance or behavior to impress your friends because you are not being honest with them or yourself. Just remember to stay true to yourself, and you will eventually meet people who best suit you. It takes time and hard work, but the fruits of your labor will be successful.
With these friendship tips, you can make all different kinds of buddies in college — from class pals to forever friends.
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1. I think there is something wrong with my eyes: I can’t take them off of you.
2. I need to cross the street. Would you mind holding my hand?
3. Are you as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside?
4. I think I need a map: I keep getting lost in your eyes.
5. I knew love at first sight was real when I saw you.
6. I would fall for you even in zero gravity.
7. If you were a song, you would be my favorite track.
8. The sparkle is so bright in your eyes–the sun is jealous.
9. I just won hide and seek because I found you.
10. Your beauty makes me appreciate being able to see.
11. Looking at you made me forget my pick up line.
12. If you were a triangle, you would be an acute one.
13. You looked familiar, but then I remembered I had only seen you in my dreams.
14. I am no photographer, but I can picture you and me together.
15. Feel my shirt; it is made of boyfriend material.
16. I am going to call you Google because you are everything I am searching for.
17. Can I follow you? I was told to follow my dreams.
18. Can I be the Romeo to your Juliet?
19. I just checked the crystal ball, and it says you are in my future.
20. So what do you do besides take my breath away?
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21. You got your first wish granted: I am here. What are your other two wishes?
22. I am studying history. Today I am learning about our date.
23. You like raisins? Then how do you feel about dates?
24. Do you have a name, or can I call you mine?
25. You must be a Klondike Bar because I would do anything to get you.
26. Are you a parking ticket because you have fine written all over you.
27. Good thing I brought my library card because I am checking you out.
28. Can I borrow a kiss? I promise to give it back.
29. Is it hot in here or is it just you?
30. Did you see what was on the menu? Me-n-U.
31. Do you know what time it is? I want to remember the exact minute I first saw you.
32. They say nothing lasts forever, will you be my nothing?
33. I am an organ donor, and I will start by giving you my heart.
34. There is something wrong with my phone: it doesn’t have your number in it.
35. I have forks and knives; all I need is a little spoon.
36. Let’s commit the perfect crime–you steal my heart, and I will steal yours.
37. Was that a cannon firing, or just my heart pounding?
38. I think I lost my phone, can you call it?
39. Four plus four equals eight, but you plus me equals fate.
40. Your lips look lonely, would they like to meet mine?
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41. If I could rearrange the alphabet, I would put U and I together.
42. Did you just come out of the oven? Because you are hot.
43. Are you a loan? Because you sure have my interest.
44. Are you a broom? Because you swept me off my feet.
45. You’re so sweet that you are giving me a toothache.
46. If you were a vegetable, you would be a cute-cumber.
47. Do you have a band-aid? I scraped my knees falling for you.
48. If you were a fruit, you would be a fineapple.
49. I just learned that happiness does not start with an ‘h,’ it starts with ‘u.’
50. If you were a transformer, you would be Optimus Fine.
51. Do you like Star Wars? Because yoda the only one for me.
52. You look familiar? Didn’t we have chemistry together?
53. Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk past again?
54. There is just one thing I want to change: your last name.
55. How was heaven when you left?
56. I must be in a museum because you are a work of art.
57. You better tie your shoes; I do not want you falling for anyone else.
58. Are you a keyboard? Because you are just my type.
59. Are you from Tennessee? Because you are the only ten-I-see.
60. If loving me is wrong, you do not want to be right.
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61. Sweetness is my weakness.
62. Would you touch my hand so I can tell my friends I was touched by an angel?
63. You must be a broom because you swept me off my feet.
64. Is this the Hogwart’s express? Because it feels like you and I are heading somewhere magical.
65. How does it feel to be the most beautiful girl in the room?
66. Does your watch have a second hand? I want to know how long it took me to fall in love with you.
67. Can I take your picture? I want to show Santa what I want for Christmas.
68. I was going to buy a drink, but I got distracted by you.
69. I’m sorry, were you talking to me? No? Well, then please start.
70. You are like fine wine. The more I drink in, the better I feel.
71. I am horrible at math, but I do care about one number: yours.
72. Someone pinch me–you are too cute that I must be dreaming.
73. Are we flying? Because you seem Wright for me.
74. Are you the package I ordered, because I have been waiting for you all day?
75. If I were a cat, I would spend all of my nine lives with you.
76. I need sunglasses–your smile is blinding me.
77. We are like socks: we make a great pair.
78. You just proved that aliens exist because you abducted my heart.
79. Do you have a couple of minutes for me to hit on you?
80. Let’s play a game. I win, you take me out; if you win, I take you out.
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81. If you were a burger at McDonald’s, you would be a McGorgeous.
82. I’m good at algebra. I can replace your X, and you wouldn’t need to figure out Y.
83. Was your Dad a boxer? Because you are a knockout.
84. I think you are suffering from a lack of vitamin me.
85. Life without you would be like a broken pencil: pointless.
86. If I were a booger, would you pick me?
87. Call me Shrek because I am head ogre heels for you.
88. You are hotter than the bottom of my laptop.
89. Are you a goldfish? Because you are a snack that smiles back.
90. You’re so gneiss, I would never take you for granite.
91. Are you Franklin D. Roosevelt? Because you are a dime.
92. Are you made of copper? Because I Cu with me.
93. Are you my appendix? Because there is this feeling in my stomach that makes me want to take you out.
94. You are sweeter than 3.14.
95. Are you French? Because Eiffel for you.
96. Do you like coffee? Because I like you a latte.
97. Are you a cat? Because I feline a connection between us.
98. Did you swallow magnets? Because you are attractive.
99. My name is Microsoft, can I crash at your place tonight?
100. Your middle name must be Gillette, because you are the best a man can get.
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101. Forget hydrogen, you are the number one element in my life.
102. Your eyes are like the ocean. I could swim in them all day.
103. Kiss me if I am wrong, but the Earth is flat, right?
104. When I text you goodnight later, what phone number should I use?
105. I am not a hoarder, but I want to keep you forever.
106. You’re so cute that it’s distracting.
107. Is your name WIFI? Because I am really feeling a connection.
108. I’m fighting the urge to make you the happiest woman on Earth tonight.
109. How come you are not on top of a Christmas tree? That is where angels belong.
110. I am new in town. Can you give me directions to your heart?
111. I need a dictionary, because since I saw you, I have run out of words.
112. You may want to keep your distance–I may fall for you.
113. Are you an interior designer? Because you made this room more beautiful.
114. I do not want to use some cheesy pick up line, so can I buy you a drink?
115. You know what is beautiful? Read the first word.
116. Tonight I am wearing the smile you gave me.
117. If you were a potato, you would be a sweet one.
118. If kisses were snowflakes, I would send you a blizzard.
119. You should never play hide-and-seek. Finding someone like you would be impossible.
120. I know someone who likes you, but I am too shy to tell you who.
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