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40 Dorm Hacks Every College Student Must Know

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Dorm rooms are intimidating and exciting all at once. There’s an endless possibility for decoration and good practice for a future apartment! We all know about the struggles of dorm life so how can that process be easier?
Dorm hacks have been a huge help for college students around the world, and this list of items can only help you become a better adult. All of these products are useful in one way or another. Good luck at adulting.

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Dorm Hacks For Storage

1. DuomiW Bedside Caddy or Bedside Pocket

If you haven’t heard, bedside caddies are the best product for small spaces. If your dorm is too small for a bedside table, this caddy will help with organization. This DuomiW caddy has 8 pockets of varying sizes, so they can hold just about anything.

There is a mesh pocket for a bottle, a smaller pocket for your phone, and various sizes for books or a tablet. If you don’t need that many pockets, there is a much simpler one for essential items only. Definitely one of the better dorms hacks on this list!


2. STERILITE Storage Bins 

STERILITE 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches 2 pieces (Large)

Price: $21.89

Storage bins are a must-have, and you likely already have this on your list. Double-check with your college to see if they allow risers, so you can purchase an appropriately sized bin to keep under your bed. These bins are slim, so you won’t have to worry about them taking too much space.

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3.  iDesign Plastic Shower Caddy 

iDesign Orbz Plastic Bathroom Shower Tote, Small Divided College Dorm Caddy for Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Cosmetics, Beauty Products, 11.75" x 6" x 12", Mint Green

Price: $15.40

Shower caddies are essential, especially with communal bathrooms. Choosing the right caddy will depend on your dorm’s bathroom, so try to gather as much information as you can. Look for hooks or shelves that make a shower caddy useful. This one is a hard plastic that could be set on the shower floor if necessary. 

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4.  Attmu Mesh Shower Caddy 

Attmu Mesh Shower Caddy for College Dorm Room Essentials, Hanging Portable Tote Bag Toiletry for Bathroom Accessories

Price: $8.49

Depending on whether or not your dorm shower has hooks, this mesh caddy may be better. If you have a lot of products, opt for this one. This caddy is perfect for hanging on doors or showerheads, and works best for a large communal bathroom. 

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5.  Marbrasse Pen Organizer 

5 Pcs Desk Organizer- Pen Organizer Storage for Office, School, Home Supplies, Translucent White Pen Storage Holder, Set of 3, 2 Cups 14 Compartments (White)

Price: $13.99

If you are an artist, you probably already have something like this, but this is perfect for anyone. Available in various sizes, pen organizers are so much more useful than we give them credit for. Yes, they hold pens, but they can also hold makeup brushes, utensils, or other office supplies. Get creative with this clutter killer!

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6.  KEEPJOY Laundry Bag 

KEEPJOY Hanging Laundry Hamper Bag with Free Adjustable Stainless Steel Door 2 PCs Suction Cup Hooks, Best Choice for Holding Dirty Clothes and Saving Space, Grey

Price: $13.96

Laundry bags are another necessity, and can be chosen depending on your lifestyle. I like this one because it can be hung almost anywhere and doesn’t get in the way. There are backpack ones that are more convenient to some, or others with wheels, but those can be bulky if space is limited. 

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7.  Sterilite Plastic Baskets 

Sterilite 16248006 Medium Ultra Basket, White Basket w/ Titanium Inserts, 6-Pack

Price: $25.99

For some general organization, this six-pack of baskets can organize anything. If you aren’t picky, this would be perfect for you. In fact, if you are looking for a cheap option for this whole list, this set would be perfect to hold any clutter.

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8.  Honey-Can-Do 3 Drawer Chest 

Honey-Can-Do 3 Drawer Chest, Espresso

Price: $38.79

Another simple organizer that can be used is a bedside drawer. This offers more privacy since they are enclosed bins, so all of your personal items can be hidden. This particular one does not have wheels, but there are many others that do.

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9.  Mantello Makeup Organizer or Three Drawer Organizer

This adorable makeup organizer is perfect for a small room, especially if you can’t have a separate vanity. This organizer won’t take up too much space and can still be set up in an appealing way.

If this is too wide for your desk, try an even smaller three-drawer organizer that will be the envy of other MUA. If you wear minimal makeup or need a spot for other small items, the latter may be better. It’s too cute not to have.


10.  Whitmor Honeycomb Drawer Organizer 

Whitmor Honeycomb Drawer Organizer

Price: $15.99

We have all heard of the better way to organize drawers with this separation organizer. If you haven’t invested in it yet, this is a perfect time. Just imagine one morning, you wake up late and need to rush to class.

Having a coordinated drawer will help you to rush out the door with minimal fuss. Go for a regular square one if the honeycomb is too wide for your drawers, or rectangular ones if your drawer is wider.  

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Dorm Room Decor Hacks

11.  Mydethun Moon Lamp (with colors) 

Mydethun Moon Lamp Moon Light Night Light for Kids Gift for Women USB Charging and Touch Control Brightness 3D Printed Warm and Cool White Lunar Lamp(3.5In moon lamp with stand)

Price: $16.99

You may have seen this on your social media platforms, and if you haven’t invested in one already, what are you waiting for? This moon lamp is not just a conversation starter, but a perfectly dimmed lamp for late-night studying or reading. 

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12. Candle Warmers 

CANDLE WARMERS ETC, Midas 2-in-1 Fragrance Warmer for Warming Scented Candles or Wax Melts and Tarts with to Freshen Room

Price: $17.81

Let’s hope that you won’t need to constantly keep a candle on to mask the smell of your roommate, but rather, use this candle warmer to remind you of home. This two-in-one warmer can melt candles or scented wax melts and comes in handy if your college doesn’t allow open flames. 

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13.  Command Strips 

Command Small Timeless Hook, Brushed Nickel, 1-Hook, 2-Strips, Decorate Damage-Free

Price: $7.56, but varies

Command strips will save your life in college. They are simple products that will go a long way for your dorm, either for decorative or practical purposes.

There are so many kinds of command strips that you will be able to find a perfect piece for whatever you want to hang on the wall. Opting for these strips is definitely much better than paying a fine after hammering a nail in your wall!

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14.  Sevenstars Tapestries 

Sevenstars Mountain Tapestry Forest Tree Tapestry Sunset Tapestry Nature Landscape Tapestry Wall Hanging for Room(51.2 x 59.1 inches)

Price: $13.51

After you’ve bought those command strips, consider using them for this tapestry. There are so many options and sizes that you can absolutely find the perfect one for your style.These can also be used as a throw as an option in the winter.

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15.  The Open Canvas Gold Wall Decal 

Gold Wall Decal Dots (200 Decals) | Easy to Peel Easy to Stick + Safe on Painted Walls | Removable Metallic Vinyl Polka Dot Decor | Round Sticker Large Paper Sheet Set for Nursery Room (Metallic Gold)

Price: $8.25

Maybe you don’t actually want to hang anything on the wall, but you still want to decorate. Decals are great because they can be removed at the end of the year with no damage to the wall. Like tapestries, there are so many options and sizes that the possibilities are endless. Definitely take the time to match it to your full dorm aesthetic! 

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16.  Rabbitgoo Window Decal 

rabbitgoo Window Privacy Film, Rainbow Window Clings, 3D Decorative Window Vinyl, Stained Glass Window Decals, Static Cling Window Sticker Non-Adhesive, 17.5 x 78.7 inches

Price: $8.98

This window decal is great if your dorm window faces another or you want to block out some sun. Not only will this stained-glass decal create beautiful patterns throughout your room, but it can help cool your room by blocking the sun. It is removable without hassle, so another dorm hack that will prevent you from paying any fines.

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17.  IPENNY Plush Cushion 

Crown Soft Plush Cushion Comfort Green Seat Pad Office Cozy Warm Seat Pillow Armchair Seat Support Relieves Back Coccyx Sciatica and Tailbone Pain Relief Chair Cushions for Home Office Sofa Wheelchair

Price: $20

Another WFH staple: a seat cushion for your desk. Still useful in your dorm for studying at your desk or as an extra seat for visitors. This cute crown cushion also comes in a patterned pillow, a rose, and a cat paw. There are so many cushions out there that will both match your aesthetic and provide support.

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18.  Lavender Luvies Stress Ball 

Lavender Scented Stress Ball for Anxiety and Stress Relief - Purple 3 Pack

Price: $25.95

Stress balls are essential, and I will stand by that statement. They are more effective than you think, especially during finals week. This stress ball is lavender scented to help you relax and destress. 

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19.  Dunwell Dry Erase Wall Calendar 

Dunwell 24x36 Dry Erase Calendar - (Black) Undated Large Dry Erase Calendar for Wall, Reversible Reusable Monthly and Weekly Dry Erase Calendar, Wipe Off Calendar Poster Shipped Rolled Not Folded

Price: $15.95

If you are the kind of organizer who wants a tangible and non-electronic way to organize, this is a great calendar for you. This laminated and undated calendar that can be placed on the wall with no damage and reused throughout the year. If you are a busy person, this will make a great visual aid for yourself and your friends.

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20.  Beautyworks Backlit Desk Mirror 

Beautyworks Backlit Makeup Vanity Mirror 36 LED Lights Touch-Screen Light Control, Tri-Fold 1/2/3X Magnification, Portable High-Definition Clarity Cosmetic Light Up Magnifying Mirror (Arctic White)

Price: $29.97

This backlit desk mirror is perfect for makeup aficionados or for those who would rather get dolled up in their bedroom with better lighting. Definitely opt for this if you have a huge communal bathroom and the mirrors are constantly gross.

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21.  Cards Against Humanity 

Cards Against Humanity

I love Cards Against Humanity! It’s easy to carry around, and it’s a quick way to break the ice with new people.

It’s also something that never gets boring, as the combinations you can come up with are endless and hilarious.

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Space Saving Dorm Hacks

22. Tuffen Bed Risers with Outlet

Tuffen Bed Riser with Outlet and USB Ports, 5 Inch Furniture Riser Lifts with Puncture Proof Insert, Heavy Duty 1500 lbs Capacity for Dorm Bed Table Couch Desk (Set of 4)

Price: $28.99

You definitely need to ask your college about bed risers, but if they approve of them, they’re a great way to make your bed space functional. Opt for this one with outlets in the risers. Whether you need a closer outlet or are having a study session, more outlets are better than one.

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23. Seville Ottoman 

Seville Classics Foldable Storage Ottoman Footrest Toy Box Coffee Table Chest Trunk Seat Stool, 1-Pack, Midnight Blue

Price: $27.40

If you are lucky enough to have the space, ottoman storage is convenient as both storage and an extra seat. Having an ottoman is one of the great dorm hacks because you can keep it as snack storage or for games when friends visit. You can also make this an accent piece in your room!

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24.  LapGear Lap Desk

LapGear Home Office Lap Desk with Device Ledge, Mouse Pad, and Phone Holder - White Marble - Fits Up To 15.6 Inch Laptops - style No. 91501

Price: $29.99

Lap desks are a thing of the Work From Home time period, but are totally useful for dorms as well. Whether you want to work on your bed or outside during nice weather, a lap desk is useful in many situations. There are several variations— this one has a mousepad and a phone holder— but there are others with cupholders or adjustable stands.

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25.  PENGKE Desk Shelves 

PENGKE Office Storage Rack,Desktop Organizer,Home Decor Adjustable Wood Display Shelf Rack,True Natural Stand Shelf,Office Supplies Desk Organizer,Light Brown

Price: $11.99

My favorite dorm hacks are desk-related, so any desk organization products immediately hit my wishlist. This desk shelf is great to keep your desk clutter-free and decorated. It’s also a great way to show your personality, whether you collect figurines, are a plant parent, or just want to keep your favorite books on display.

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26.  Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 

Kindle - Now with a Built-in Front Light - Black

Price: $109.99

As a paperback lover, this seems like the worst thing to recommend, but it may be the best dorm hack I can share. Not only do you have an unlimited access to books, but this is perfect for buying those huge textbooks.

Instead of wasting money on old textbooks that you may use a couple of times and forget in your dorm, you can have it right in your bag no matter where you are.

I recommend checking with your professor to ask about specific editions, or if a print copy is absolutely necessary. Trust me, it will help in so many ways, especially for tougher majors.

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27.  SPACEKEEPER 3 Tier Cart 

SPACEKEEPER Slim Storage Cart, 3 Tier Bathroom Organizers Rolling Utility Cart Slide Out Storage Shelves Mobile Shelving Unit Organizer for Office, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Laundry Room, White

Price: $22.09

This three-tier cart is a great replacement for a bedside drawer or as an extra storage compartment. It is simple and effective, perfect for moving any items around or organizing everything from personal items to books for class.

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28.  DOIOWN S-Type Closet Hanger

DOIOWN S-Type Stainless Steel Clothes Pants Hangers Closet Storage Organizer for Pants Jeans Scarf Hanging (14.17 x 14.96ins, Set of 3) (3-Pieces)

Price: $17.89

The S-type hanger is best for those who don’t like to fold their pants, and need a hanger that holds multiple clothing items. I believe this is superior to the other hanger, but at that point, it is a preference and also dependent on your closet.

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Money Saving Dorm Hacks

29. POWRUI USB Wall Charger Outlet 

USB Wall Charger, Surge Protector, POWRUI 6-Outlet Extender with 2 USB Charging Ports (2.4A Total) and Night Light, 3-Sided Power Strip with Adapter Spaced Outlets - White,ETL Listed

Price: $19.97

If you ultimately can’t have the risers, this wall outlet is just as good. While still a traditional wall outlet, it has four additional ports and two USB ports. It even has a smart sensor night light with automatic dimming and adjustable brightness, so you can find it in the dark. 

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30. BESTEK Round Extendable Outlet 

BESTEK 6-Outlet Round Power Strip with 4 USB Ports Desktop Charging Station, 6 Ft Long Extension Power Cords, 220 Joules, Ultra-Compact for Dorm Room, Bedside, Cruise Ship,White

Price: $25.99

We are all about options, so if that one seemed too much for you, how about a round outlet? These power strips have six outlets and four USB ports, so they’re great for study sessions and gatherings at minimal outlet areas. The cord is also six feet long, so it can be helpful in any classroom or coffee shop.

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31. QI-EU Charging Station 

QI-EU Wireless Charger,3 in 1 Wireless Charging Station for iPhone 11/11pro/Se/X/XS/XR/Xs Max/8/8 Plus Apple Watch AirPods 2/Pro, Wireless Charging Pad for Samsung Galaxy S20/S10

Price: $19.99

Wireless charging stations are a blessing in disguise. This will be especially useful for those with many classes and activities during the day. This dorm hack allows you to be a bit lazy; after a long day, you can just drop your phone and watch on this charging pad and not miss a beat in the morning. It’s also great for gatherings when everyone somehow forgot their charger. No more risking your own charger!

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32.  PARTU Air Purifier 

PARTU HEPA Air Purifier - Smoke Air Purifiers for Home with Fragrance Sponge - 100% Ozone Free, Lock Set, Eliminates Smoke, Dust, Pollen, Pet Dander, (Available for California)

Price: $49.99

Air purifiers are great for stuffy rooms. This small air purifier is perfect for your dorm, particularly if it’s small and overstuffed, and can make your space a much cleaner living area. This doubles as an oil diffuser if you would like to use it as such, but it is not necessary. 

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33.  AmuseNd Cool Mist Humidifier 

USB Cool Mist Humidifier with Night Light, Mini Size Cactus Humidifier for Bedroom Home Office Car with Timed auto Shutdown(Transparent)

Price: $14.89

This cute little humidifier is too adorable not to purchase. While small, it is powerful and will help prevent dry skin in the worst months. This is necessary for dorms that lack windows and ventilation, and perfect for individual use, because of its size. 

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34.  BGment Blackout Curtain 

BGment Blackout Curtains for Bedroom - Grommet Thermal Insulated Room Darkening Curtains for Living Room, Set of 2 Panels (42 x 63 Inch, Navy Blue)

Price: $19.89

Or if you are like me and can’t sleep in any daylight, try these blackout curtains. These are amazing and will literally block out all of the light from your window. These are perfect after pulling all-nighters. Definitely ask for the measurements of your window so you can get a perfect size.

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35.  VOBAGA Mug Warmer 

VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer, Electric Coffee Warmer for Desk with Auto Shut Off, 3 Temperature Setting Smart Cup Warmer for Warming & Heating Coffee, Beverage, Milk, Tea and Hot Chocolate(No Cup)

Price: $23.97

If you are like me and concentrate on work so hard you forget about your coffee, this mug warmer will keep your cup warm enough for an additional four hours.

While a bit pricier than others out there, this one will let you adjust the temperature and has a shut-off feature in case you forget to turn it off. This is perfect for the hardworking, but forgetful, students.

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36.  FUNME Desk Fan 

FUNME 6 Inch USB Desk Fan Metal Portable Mini Table Fan with 2 Speeds, Quiet,360 Rotation,Desktop Fan for Home Office And Outdoor(Bronze)

Price: $17.99

Desk fans go a long way in poorly ventilated dorm rooms. If you get hot easily, this tiny but powerful fan will help a lot. It has two speeds and is connected by a USB, so you can plug it into your laptop. It’s also very quiet, so you won’t have to worry about waking up your roommate.

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37.  Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner 

Dirt Devil Versa Clean Bagless Stick Vacuum Cleaner and Hand Vac, 16ft. Power Cord, SD20010, Red

Price: $21.46

Vacuums are a must-have for maintaining a tidy space. Simple cleaning gets harder as the semester progresses, so having a handheld floor vacuum. This will help you prevent your dorm from becoming a pigsty.

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38.  Brita Pitcher 

Brita Standard Metro Water Filter Pitcher, Turquoise, Small 5 Cup, 1 Count

Price: $19.99

If you don’t know already, dorm water tastes pretty weird. Instead of wasting money on gallons of water and adding to the plastic pollution issue, invest in a Brita filter. Hopefully, you have your own fridge, but if you don’t, label your filter with your room number and convince others to get one for their room. Trust me, it will help maintain some order.

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39.  Brita Bottle 

Brita Plastic Water Filter Bottle, 26 oz, Blush

Price: $19.99

Or if you are wary of sharing, get a personal reusable Brita bottle. It is just like any other water bottle, but it filters your water when poured inside. You have to replace the filter every three months, but it is definitely worth it. It’s definitely eco-friendly, and easy to refill, clean, and use. There is a bigger size if you prefer that instead!

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40.  Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit 

Johnson & Johnson All-Purpose First Aid Kit, Portable Compact First Aid Set for Minor Cuts, Scrapes, Sprains & Burns, Ideal for Home, Car, Travel and Outdoor Emergencies, 140 Pieces

Price: $11.97

This first aid kit is something everyone should have in case of emergencies, but to make this a hack, build your own kit! There are various containers that you can use for your own kit.

I recommend building your own because you know yourself best, meaning you can make sure that you have everything you need for a personal emergency.

Always keep various aspirin and bandages for minor issues, but make sure you keep things specific to you, like allergy medicine.

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I hope this list of dorm hacks was helpful. A lot of college dorms are different, but luckily there are various options for all of these products— and all of them will help ease you into your new dorm. Don’t stress; let these dorm hacks help you! Share with your friends!

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80 Graduation Party Ideas – Ultimate 2022 Guide

Are you trying to plan for the most amazing graduation party of the year? Check out these best graduation party ideas for your party this year.

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Graduation, whether it be from high school or college, is an important moment in any student’s academic career. It is the culmination of all of their hard work, time, and effort. They have endured many sleepless nights studying for stressful exams and writing page after page for their final paper.

They have overcome the trials and tribulations that came with four years of school and earn the degree that they worked so hard to complete.

This is a significant moment for your graduate, the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Once all the pomp and circumstance that comes with graduating has come to a close, it is time to celebrate!

Gather your closest family and friends and have a party full of food, fun activities, and flashy decor. Parties and large gatherings are scarce nowadays, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, so when it is safe to have a party, you have to go all the way!

The decor, activities, and gifts have to be memorable so that this celebration can be perfect for your graduate. In this list of best graduation party ideas, we break down the ideal decorations, themes, and gifts for both high school and college graduations alike. 

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Graduation Party Decoration Ideas

1. Make Graduation Cupcake Toppers

 

 

The party doesn’t begin without dessert! These festive cupcake toppers will spice up any baked goods to suit your party! Here are some links to cupcake toppers on Amazon that will go perfectly with your graduation party. 

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2. Blow Up Graduation Balloons

 

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Is a party really a party without balloons? These graduation balloons will do just the trick. Have a blast blowing up these balloons to liven up your party in a cute and inexpensive way. 

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3. Set Up a Portable Speaker

 

 

Great parties require fun music to vibe to. With portable speakers, your party can blast catchy tunes from anywhere in your home, from outside on the patio to inside your dining room. 

Set it up yourself:

4. Put Up a Graduation Banner

 

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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! 

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5. Gather Champagne Glasses 

 

College graduation is an important adult accolade and you can celebrate this moment in an elegant, stylish way with some sleek champagne glasses

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6. Buy Graduation Photo Booth Props

 

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:

7. Set Your Table with Graduation Plates and Napkins

 

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. 

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8. Find Good Graduation Centerpieces

 

Bring your party table together with celebratory centerpieces! This decor can elevate the tastefulness of your event in an instant!

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9. Throw Graduation Confetti

 

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. 

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10. Assemble a Graduation Card Box Holder

 

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! 

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11. Hang a Party Backdrop

 

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! 

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12. Give Out Graduation Advice Cards

 

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. 

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13. Put on Graduation Water Bottle Stickers

 

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!

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14. Make Miniature Custom Hand Sanitizers

 

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:

15. Give the Graduate their Sash 

 

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.

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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. 

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17. Have a Bowl Full of Themed Candies 

 

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!

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18. Bring a Disposable Camera

 

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.

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19. Hang a Disco Ball 

 

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!

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20. Graduation Attire for the Pets 

 

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!

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Related: 70 Best High School Graduation Gifts – The Complete 2022 Guide

Graduation Party Ideas Themes 

21. Show The Adventure That Awaits 

 

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. 

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22. Traditional Black, White and Gold  

 

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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.

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23. Doctor/Nurse Theme 

 

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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:

27. Firefighter 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:

29. Harry Potter 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:

33. Beauty School 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:

35. Veterinarian 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:

Related: 60 Amazing Graduation Party Ideas for Guys – The Complete 2022 Guide

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:

42. Graduation Necklace

 

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:

44. Graduation Ornament

 

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:

45. Graduation Keychain 

 

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:

47. Graduation Candle 

 

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:

48. Graduation Gift Box

 

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:

49. Graduation Notebook

 

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

 

What a cute and timeless gift that your graduate is bound to cherish. A graduation charm is a wonderful reminder of their special moment. 

Get your own:

Related: 11 Life-changing Books Nonfiction Books For College Students to Read Before Graduation

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

51. Graduation Bracelet

 

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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:

53. Graduation Pocket Watch

 

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:

54. Graduation T-Shirt

 

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:

56. Engraved Wallet Card

 

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:

57. Graduation Blanket

 

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. 

58. Graduation Paperweight

 

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:

60. Graduation Wall Art

 

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:

Related: The Best 45+ Graduation Gifts – The Complete 2022 Guide

High School Graduation Party Ideas 

61. Photo Clips with String Lights

 

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:

62. Assemble a Charcuterie Board

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:

63. Roll Out a Graduation Tablecloth

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:

64. Play a Graduation Party Game

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:

65. Adorn Your House with Party Lights

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:

67. Get Chalkboard Signs for Food

 

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:

68. Invest in a Karaoke Microphone

 

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:

69. Make a Graduation Sign Poster

 

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:

70. Put Up a Graduation Lawn Sign

 

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:

71. Give Your Graduate a Graduation Headband

 

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:

73. Find Mesh Food Covers

 

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:

74. Hand Out Graduation Goodie Bags

 

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:

75. Get Your Grill Gear

 

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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:

76. Construct a Dessert Stand

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:

77. Give Out Individually Wrapped Snacks

 

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:

78. Distribute Individually Wrapped Silverware 

 

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:

80. Assemble Artificial Flowers

 

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:

Last Thoughts

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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How to Make Friends in College – The Ultimate Guide on College Friendship

Are you having trouble making friends? We’ve got you covered! Check out these tips for making friends in college!

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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.  

 

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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.

Related: Friendship Goals – The Ultimate Guide on Building Strong Friendships

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.

 

18. Compromise

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.

Related: 30 Long Distance Friendship Gifts To Express Your Gratitude

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.

Related: 120 Friendship Quotes to Show Affection to Your Dear Friends

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.

 

 Final Thoughts

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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100+ Best Flirty Pick Up Lines For Her

Are you trying to get a girl’s attention? Are you having trouble thinking or things to say to her? Check out these best flirty pick up lines for her.

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Are you interested in a new girl? Are you trying to get her attention but are not quite sure how to do so? Are you trying to find a pick up line to use but not quite sure where to start?

You may be looking for some flirty pick up lines.

Maybe you want some cheesy pick up lines, funny pick up lines, cute ones, etc. No matter what type of pick up line you are looking for, you have come to the right place. 

In this article, I am going to provide you with a list of over 100 of the best flirty pick up lines to use. Hopefully, at least one of these pick up lines will work best for who you are interested in.

Or, at the very least, help inspire some pick up lines of your own. 

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Best Pick Up Lines for Her

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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Cheesy Pick Up Lines For Her

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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Cute Pick Up Lines For Her

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. 

Final Thoughts

Whether you are looking for cheesy pick up lines or funny pick up lines, this list has the pick up line that will catch the attention of the girl you are trying to attract.

This list of the best flirty pick up lines has something for everyone. It has a line for every situation, no matter what pick up line you are trying to find. This list has some of the best pick up lines on it.

Now, of course, not every single pick-up line is on the list, but this is a great place to start. 

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