Tips to help you have a fun pregame

7 Tips To Make Your Pregame Lit AF

These simple tips will make your next pregame the best one on the block.

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As I am preparing for my last formal of college (sad girl vibes) I felt like I should make a master list of all the tips and tricks I have learned from four years of throwing pregames. Add these simple tricks and you will have people banging on your door wanting to join.

1. Invite Everyone To A Facebook Page

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I always love making a Facebook page to invite everyone on that has the time and address, so people can find it in a central location. Plus, you can add some funny pics to get everyone hyped for the event.

2. Make A Killer Playlist

Here is an example of the playlist I will be listening to at our formal pregame.

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This is essential. You want a good blend of the newest hits and those sing-along throwbacks that everyone loves to belt out (think "I'm In Love With A Stripper" vibes). The next important thing after you have your amazing playlist is to have a speaker that has a pretty loud volume. Pro tip: we just got a speaker with a microphone attached to it and its seriously life changing.

3. Create A Fun Punch

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Ever since my sign night, this punch (we call it our magic potion) has been a staple at every pregame we host.

Here's how to make it:

Two 2 liter bottles of Sprite

4 pink lemonade 4 lokos (or whatever flavor you like)

Vodka to taste

It's super magical because it tastes fruity and yummy and hides the taste of alcohol. Be careful though, this can make you really drunk quickly if you don't pace yourself.

4. Get Some Snacks To Munch On

Plus, you can have some popcorn to grab if any drama goes down.

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No one really thinks to have snacks at a pregame, but if you have a little something on the counter to pick on, people will always gravitate towards it. My favorite combo is popcorn and M&Ms. We love a salty and sweet moment.

5. Clean Everything

Actual footage of me cleaning my apartment before a pregame.

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It seems self-explanatory, but I'm super OCD, so I always wipe down all the countertops, sweep and clean the bathroom that everyone will be using. Also, make sure to take out all your trash so you have a fresh trashcan people can use.

6. Hide The Nice Stuff

This is why you hide the breakables.

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Simple. Just put everything someone could break or get dirty in another room. Thankfully, we don't really have anything super nice in our apartment, so this step doesn't take too long.

7. Make A Photo Backdrop

Exhibit A.

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Everyone loves when there is a specified wall for people to take photos. Add a cheap colored tablecloth to the barest wall in your apartment and you have a DIY backdrop. Extra points if you get a banner and some balloons. If you have a friend that has a nice camera, tell them to bring it. People die over a good Nikon. If not, a Lumee case is great for extra lighting purposes, plus, you will feel like a Kardashian.

Add these to any party you host and you are guaranteed a good time!

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52 College Student Discounts That Are Extremely Real And TOO Easy To Use

31. Goodwill - 20% off on Tuesdays with college ID
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College is great.

But college is also expensive AF.

The cool thing about that is everyone knows that, and everyone — businesses included — knows college kids can't afford to spend *too* much money that they do NOT have. So you know that student ID you have?

It gets you college student discounts. Lots of them.


Entertainment

1. AMC Theaters

Discounted tickets on Thursdays

2. Apple Music

50% off.

3. Cinemark

Discounted tickets.

4. Regal Cinemas

Exclusive deals!

5. Spotify

Spotify Premium for $4.99/month!

6. New York Mets

$10 tickets with college ID.

Technology

8. Apple

Free pair of Beats with Mac purchase!

9. Best Buy

Exclusive deals!

Exclusive deals

10. FedEx

20-30% off shipping!

11. Microsoft

Multiple discounts!

12. Sprint

Multiple discounts!

13. Verizon

Exclusive deals!

Insurance

14. Allstate

20% off.

15. Geico

15% off.

16. Nationwide

Exclusive deals!

17. State Farm

25% off!

Travel

18. Amtrak

10% off and bonus points!

19. Chevrolet

Preferred pricing

20. Choice Hotels

15% off!

21. Greyhound

20-40% off!

22. Jiffy Lube

$10 or 10% off with college ID!

Education

23. Barnes & Noble

Multiple discounts!

24. Inkjet Willy

10% off with coupon!

25. Wall Street Journal

$1/week for 15 weeks!

Clothes

26. Aerie

10% off!

27. Billabong

10% off!

28. Champ Sports

10% off $50 purchase!

29. Charlotte Russe

10% off total purchase!

30. Forever 21

10% off full-price online purchase!

31. Goodwill

20% off on Tuesdays with college ID!

32. JCrew

15% off with college ID!

33. Kate Spade

15% off with college ID!

34. ModCloth

10% off!

35. Toms

Free shipping!

36. Topshop

10% off!

37. Urban Outfitters

10% off with college ID

38. Vinyard Vines

15% off with college ID!

Food

39. Arby's

10% off!

40. bd's Mongolian Grill

Student Night - $9.99 bowl of stir fry!

41. Buffalo Wild Wings

10% off!

42. Burger King

10% off!

43. Chik-fil-A

Free drink with a meal!

44. Chipotle

Free drink with a meal!

45. Dairy Queen

Student Meal Deal!

46. Dunkin Donuts

10% off!

47. McDonald's

10% off!

48. Subway

10% off!

49. Taco Bell

10% off!

50. Waffle House

Other

51. 1800Flowers.com

20% off!

52. Sam's Club

Discounts vary by location!

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10 Tips To Prepare For Your Freshman Year Of College

Tips and tricks for college freshman year.

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Obviously, I am not an expert on college life yet, being that I am only a high school senior. Barely hanging on these last couple weeks of school. I have been preparing for my freshman year of college since the start of my senior year. It is an overwhelming, stressful process and it takes a lot of preparation and time to get it all done. I wanted to give some tips and advice on how I started my process and how I have gotten through it. Starting a new chapter can be really scary, especially if you have no idea what you are doing, I am the oldest sibling in my family, and I am the first to go through this crazy process called college. Though I was uncertain exactly what I needed to do and how to do it, I figured it out and here's how I did it.

1. Have a planner

This is going to be your best friend. It helps you keep your life organized (or at least it makes you feel like you do) and assures you that you meet deadlines. Since I can remember I have always used a planner and it helps me so much. I wouldn't know what to do without it. I have all the dates for when things need to be turned in- like housing and such, and also I have up to when classes start next fall. A planner is so helpful and would recommend getting one if you don't have one already.

2. Talk to friends about their experience

This has honestly been one of the top life savors. I have gotten so much advice from my friends that are in college and they give me the inside scoop and what to do and what not to do.

3. Do your research

Research the school, research clubs and activities that you may be interested in. Get familiar with what is on and off campus.

4. Visit the campus

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I am lucky enough that I am only an hour and a half away from campus and it doesn't take long to get there so I just go when I feel like it. But visiting and being on campus several times defiantly has made me feel more comfortable and more at ease than I would be if I had not visited at all.

5. Embrace times with friends and family

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This is the last summer with you In your house as a full time member. Embrace it! Be with your friends and family as much as you can. You are going to miss them just as much as you are going to miss them.

6. Start doing things on your own

I am already pretty independent but I struggled like starting to make my own dinners because I have been fortunate enough where my parent always took care of dinner. But now they are making me responsible for making my own dinner. Which was a really tough life altering thing for me. It may not seem like it but it was for me. But start doing your own laundry. making your own dinner, getting things yourself etc.

7. Make list

This and my planner have been my saving grace. If I didn't have it there was going to be no progress on the thing called college.

8. Manage your time

This is pretty self explanatory, there is a lot to do during the college process. Be sure not to procrastinate and know when things are due so you can get everything on time.

9. Take summer classes if needed

If you know you are going to be behind in a class, take some summer classes. For example, I am a little behind in math, and I have to take all the way up to college algebra in order to graduate college. Well, I knew I didn't want to take math all four years of college and I knew I was behind. So I am taking some summer courses to not only finish with math earlier but just to be ahead of the game.

10.  Gather everything you need for college!

Make sure you have everything you need for the big day. Set apart some days before move in day to take time and pack whatever you may need so you don't forget anything.

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