Throw on your swimsuits and pile on the Vineyard Vines baseball caps because Greek formal trips are here! You thought the raucous spring break-esque festivities were over, but theyâ€™ve only just begun. In the next few weeks, members of Greek life and their chosen â€œdatesâ€ will be heading off for their formal trips. Some have a beach weekend and some spend a couple of days at the river. Wherever the destination may be, these tips for a solid formal weekend will (hopefully) serve you well.
Make a road trip playlist
For the majority of formal trips, youâ€™ll be driving in the car for a few hours. What better way to drown out the awkward car silence than with a killer playlist? Find a theme your group is into and build a collection that everyone can jam to. If you want some classic road trip playlist ideas, throwbacks are vital and nothing beats 90â€™s hip-hop. When in doubt, find a premade one on Spotify or Pandora and pass it off as your own â€” I wonâ€™t tell.
Choose your dates wisely
Nobody wants to be the person who brings a horrible date. Donâ€™t be that person. When choosing your formal date, donâ€™t just go for your crazy, party animal friends. Remember, youâ€™re responsible for these people! Maybe donâ€™t bring the friend whoâ€™s punched a hole in a frat houseâ€™s wall. This trip is all about kicking back and enjoying some time away from campus with your best friends, not throwing a giant beach/river rager. So go for your chill friends. Theyâ€™ll make your weekend less stressful and â€” bonus! â€” they wonâ€™t embarrass you.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Even if youâ€™re not twenty one and going to be enjoying a giant bubba keg out on the sand or riverside, you definitely donâ€™t want to forget to keep those electrolytes up. Playing beach volleyball all day or hiking up and down a river is guaranteed to make you sweat, and nobody wants to be passing out on their formal trip. Pack a cooler full of water, Gatorade, juice pouches, or anything else you think will get you through the day. For style points, get everyone in your car to help decorate a massive cooler for the trip. Everybody loves a personalized cooler.
Donâ€™t forget food
Whatâ€™s more important to college kids than food? We blow enough of our money going out to Chipotle and Chick-fil-a during the week, so this weekend, try keep it low key. Most of you will have access to hotel kitchens or maybe even a campfire cookout – get creative! Everyoneâ€™s always talking about how they miss cooking or eve
just preparing a homemade sandwich, and this weekendâ€™s a great excuse to actually do these things. Hit up HEB with your road trip mates and come up with a few simple meals for the weekend. Sandwiches are great for the beach (throw them in your cooler to keep them fresh) and a pasta night is always easy to throw together for a big group of friends. Whatever you end up making this weekend, just be thankful youâ€™re not sitting down to your 200th Mabee meal of the school year.