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Class Of 2021: Epic Party Ideas To Celebrate Your A-level Results In Style!

Published: 06/08/2021
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It’s over… You’ve done it! Prepare to throw out those old revision cards and pop the champagne: A-level results day is almost here, and you deserve to celebrate in style - no matter the outcome! 

But wait - we’re not talking about any bog-standard house party here, oh no! We’re talking about hosting the ultimate results day party - and that all starts with creating the perfect setup!

In need of some inspiration? Our team of party planning pros have put together this list of epic party essentials to take your results day bash from basic to iconic. 

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Do-nut miss these decorations!

donut board

The first thing your mates will notice when they step into the party scene is the decorations. Sure, you could always string up a few balloons, maybe hang up a banner or two, and say the job’s a good’un… but if you want to outdo yourself, you’ve got to think bigger! 

By this, we mean decorations that excite - and what’s more exciting than a hanging stand of tasty treats to nibble on as the night goes by? Yes, we’re talking about a donut wall! A party trend made hugely popular by Instagram influencers, these delightful decorations look good enough to eat… literally!

Light it up

LED lights waiting to be hung up

When it comes to throwing an epic party, you need to make sure you’ve got the right lighting - and you can’t go wrong with LED strip lights! An insanely popular trend on TikTok, these magnificent mood-setters are the ultimate party essential for 2021. 

Oh, and they’re ultra-affordable and super simple to install, so you can enjoy them no matter how tight your student budget or limited your leccy skills - bonus!

Wine not?

filling ice cube tray with wine

Whether it’s red, white, or rosé, everyone loves a cheeky vino (if you’re old enough!), and enjoying a nice glass is a great way to kick off the soirée with sophistication and style. However, while you’re working up a sweat dancing the night away, the chances are you won’t be the only thing getting warm… your wine will too! 

Now, you could solve the problem with a couple of ice cubes popped into your glass, but you’ll end up with a watered-down disaster - not the vibe you’re looking for! The solution? Wine cubes! Simply fill up some empty ice cube trays with a selection of wines from your tipple trove the night before the party, and use these to keep your drinks cool well into the night. 

Tasty temperature control? We’ll take the whole tray!

Make memories to last a lifetime

friends posing with funny props

Let’s face it, we all love a good selfie, but why settle for blurry snaps on your phone when you could set up a dedicated photo booth instead? All you need is an instant camera (we love this affordable number from Polaroid), a funky backdrop, a few crazy props, and you're good to go! 

You could even take your pick of your favourite shots and create your own memory wall. It’s a great way to remember the night and creates a cool keepsake that you can take away to uni in September.

Music makes you lose control

dancing friends at a house party

Of course, no party is complete without a fire playlist and a bass-booming Bluetooth speaker to boot - and if yours is a little blown or crackly, now’s the perfect time for an upgrade! 

A Bluetooth speaker is an absolute student must-have, and by securing a newer model now, you’ll ensure not only an awesome A-level results party, but epic parties all the way through uni! Thankfully, you can find a huge selection of speakers right here on OnBuy, available from some of the biggest names in the business, including JBL, Bose, and UE

In the words of Tom and Donna, ‘Treat yo self’ - you deserve it!

Get your game on

group of friends drinking

While many house parties stop at music, alcohol for the over-18s, and perhaps a game of beer pong, you can really build the banter with some adult party games! Many go well with a glass of something strong in hand, but to avoid the guesswork when it comes to picking the right game, check out our great guide here.

One of our favourites is the hilarious Don't F**k With Cards, the self-proclaimed ultimate adult drinking card game. Perfect for any point in the night, just turn a card over and play a blend of charades, would you rather, compete, opinion, it's personal, and do or drink activities.

Epic party? It’s in the bag!

girls gift bags with confetti

One of the best parts about going to a party as a kid was the promise of leaving with your very own goodie bag at the end of the day - so why not get a bit nostalgic and make your own for this event? 

Simply grab some gift bags and stuff them with anything you’d like. The key here is to think about simple items that have a sentimental value, like these pocket-sized magnetic photo frames that you can fill with your favourite photos… but leftover cake also goes down a treat!

Get the party started!

group of friends partying

The big day is almost here… and by that, we mean the party! 

With these epic party ideas hidden up your sleeve, you’ll be kicking off the next big chapter of your life with a bang - and we hope you enjoy every second! Regardless of what comes out of that envelope, raise your glass high and celebrate; you deserve it! 

Once you’ve slept off the hangover, sunk a full English, and completed the dreaded post-party cleaning, uni excitement will start to take over! To help make the big move as smooth as possible, we’ve sorted you out with a selection of student survival guides, including a checklist of everything you need (and will probably forget!) to pack for uni, dorm room decoration ideas, and this year's top student laptops.

An exciting summer lies ahead, so don’t waste time dithering - Freshers’ Week awaits!

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