Partying is usually not identified with geeks, since they are considered to be extroverts, and not interested in mingling or social interactions. This is a very biased stereotype, and a lot of geeks today are quite the opposite. However their idea of a party may be quite different from what a conventional party looks like. If you are a self-proclaimed geek yourself, then here are few ways in which you can make your party fun, for both you and your friends.
There is nothing that a geek loves more than a great costume party. This is why Halloween parties, and Comic con are the two most anticipated events by geeks worldwide. However that does not mean that you need to wait for either of these events to cosplay your favourite character. Turn you party into a costume party, and watch your house fill up with superheroes, Disney princesses, and anime characters. If some of your friends don’t have any costumes, then have your friends who do this regularly bring in their extra costumes, so that everyone can join in the fun and have a good time.
You will be able to find quite a lot of cheap props, of your favourite show or videogame, online. Buy some of these, or borrow from your friends, and scatter them around the house, for your guests to play with. You can event get a photo booth hire so that your friends can take pictures with these props as well.
In addition, most photo booth hire places have basic props from the most famous movies and TV shows, such a superhero or Disney related ones.
A movie marathon, or even a TV show marathon, is definitely something that any geek would enjoy. Make sure you ask around and find what everyone likes before deciding what to watch. The safest bets are Harry Potter, or The Lord of the Rings, since it is very rare to find a person who does not like these movies. Get a few buckets of popcorn, and you’ll be all set to geek away in front of the TV the whole night.
You can use the props you get for the party and have a scavenger hunt to start of the evening. Give each guest a map with hints on where to find the props, and give away those props as gifts for those who succeed. In addition board games are always an option, along with games such as Jenga, and will definitely be a great way to spend an evening with friends.
While singing karaoke is not reserved for geeks alone, most geeks tend to be avid music lovers. You don’t necessarily need to have a karaoke machine to do this. You can simply look up karaoke versions of songs on YouTube and you will be good to go. If you want to take this one step further, get your friends who play instruments to bring them along, and throw a mini rock concert in your garage.