From Bingo to Dressing Up, It’s Valuing Things From the Past
The hipster lifestyle came from a need for certain young people to deviate from the social norm. They turn to old pastimes, classic cartoons, passé trends, and forgotten technologies to get their point across: that they just don’t want to be like everyone else. It is a bit ironic to see that some elements of being a hipster is now making its way into the mainstream culture.
That said, the hipster lifestyle is a perfectly simple theme to adapt for certain events or parties. Why so? You just need to look at the 90s and further back to channel the inner hipster in you. Anything vintage or forgotten by pop culture can be deemed as hipster. Bingo, mom-pants, faux-fur, and most especially skinny jeans, are just some of the basic hipster look. Hipsterhood, a series about two hipsters and their lifestyle, may give you a short rundown of how hipsters look and behave.
So how do you go about organizing a hipster party? Here are some ideas:
Dictate the Dress Code
For hipsters, buying clothes from popular label is a big no-no. Go ahead and require your guests to dress up vintage, or “out-of-style” but let them know that popular labels are absolutely NOT allowed. With skinny jeans being a given, you can even have a contest relating to it, i.e. whoever is wearing the tightest jeans wins a prize.
For Entertainment Purposes
One good game to play is Hipster Bingo. Again, the game is fun as it exemplifies an irony and people can have discussions about playing the game. Begin with the idea that cheekybingo and other online gaming sites have made cliché bingo popular again, then have a debate before you actually play hipster bingo. Once everyone becomes disinterested or the debate is getting “too heated,” you may now begin with the game. That would be a good way to build up competitive spirit.
Go Organic. Or maybe Just Asian.
Most hipsters choose to be vegetarian or vegan so make sure guests will know this if you plan an all-out green buffet. If you and your guests want meat, go ahead but choose cuisines that are not really popular in your area to challenge the taste buds of your guests. One default choice is going Asian. There are a variety of Asian cuisines to choose from. If you have Asian friends coming over, you could ask for their help, if they are knowledgeable of their own culture’s delicacies.
This type of party goes well for any type of party. For adults, it’s a fun way to recall times of youth and debate about topics that are quite intellectual, if not mind-boggling. For the younger generation, it’s a great excuse to have them be familiar with fashion, games, shows, and what have you from the past.
Are those hipsters dressing like hippsters?
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Nigeria has among the biggest populations of youth in the world.
The country is viewed as a multinational state, as it is inhabited by over
500 ethnic groups, of which the three biggest are the
Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups talk over 500 different languages, and are identified with broad
assortment of cultures. The official language is English.Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mainly
in Muslims in the northern area, and the southern part of the state.
A minority of the people practise religions indigenous to Nigeria, including those native
to Igbo and Yoruba peoples.
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