From Greek to Chic: 10 Epic Event Ideas

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Who doesn’t love a sticky-floor frat house kegger? We sure do, but every once in a while, a little change of scenery is nice. These are the best years of your life, so make every second with your brothers and sisters count. Throwing the ultimate formal, date party or social is the perfect way to make memories that will stick with you like a stubborn student loan. Here are a few starter ideas for taking your fraternity or sorority event from Greek to chic!


It was a long three months without your brothers and sisters. Now that you’re all back together, it’s time to celebrate. Some would argue that the back-to-school bash is the best of the year: coursework is still light, party fatigue has yet to kick in and everyone is stoked to be back. Elevate the basic welcome-back party with a stylish social at a unique venue that sets the tone for the entire year to come.


During rush week, you have to treat your fraternity or sorority like a brand. There’s no better way to see your brand’s name in lights than hosting a high-class event at a rockin’ venue while everyone else is standing around in a crowded basement. If you want to win over those high-value rushes (and their dues), then you have to go big.


Host a Hellishly Happening Halloween party at House of Blues. Cool and classy, chic and sexy, or just downright scary… we accommodate all party styles with epic live music & DJ's, decadent menus, custom mixology, awesome decor and versatile space that can be customized to your party needs.


You survived the semester, you aced finals and now you deserve a little holiday fun. Host your winter formal or date party as one last throwdown before the holiday break and spread the cheer. Don’t forget to build the ultimate holiday playlist and work with your event planner to create a festive and chic atmosphere.


It’s time to upgrade your Greek formal, so this year, do it right by thinking outside the school's banquet hall or hotel ballroom. Arrive in style with a party bus or limo service, and get everyone home safe with a complimentary shuttle. Give your guests the ultimate VIP experience and welcome them with a red carpet and customized step and repeat that celebrates your brand. Have custom cocktails with your school or Greek colors waiting for your guests as they arrive. Treat your guests to a truly unforgettable night with the best local or national talent, DJ's, killer light and sound setup and an epic dance space. Make your next formal one to remember at House of Blues!


Viewing parties are a great way to turn it up on game day! Choose a venue like House of Blues for wall-to-wall flat-screen action, a craft menu built to your tastes, themed cocktails for your school or team, and décor that integrates your school colors or Greek letters.


Who cares if your school’s not dancing? NCAA tournament basketball is non-stop hoops and non-stop fun. Book your private party in the early rounds for a full day of booze, bites and basketball watching, or wait for the Final Four and party in primetime!


Show your pride with an event full of Greek and school spirit that brings together your brothers and sisters. Take cues from your Greek Week theme to plan your decorations and craft a complimentary food and drink menu. If your Greek Week involves philanthropy, consider tying in a raffle, fundraiser or other charitable efforts.


When it comes to your next event, if you can dream it, we can theme it. Need inspiration? Just look at the pop-culture around you. If your brothers and sisters love to binge-watch trending series, try a Game of Thrones or Stranger Things Party. If you're music lovers, choose a genre or decade. Whatever you decide on, there's a lot of room for creativity, and House of Blues' dedicated events teams will help you every step of the way.


What’s your most important college final? Your final party. Whether you’re starting your summer or the next chapter of your life, say goodbye to your brothers and sisters in style with one last event for the year. Work with a House of Blues event specialist to make your goodbye party one to remember!

Greek Out at the House of Blues today!