Moving across the country, world or just starting uni in general, can be terrifying. Fresher’s week breaks the ice with a week long party for students which allows them to mingle. Are you after a few ideas to a plan a freshers week event? In this article, we’ve put together a list of unique and fun ideas to have as many students as possible show up to your event.
Freshers week isn't just about the party; there are fayres and other activities which help students find part-time jobs and give them tips on how to save money when providing for themselves (there’s usually lots of freebies and discounts).
But that's not what we're here for; we're here to give you tips on making fresher's week 2017, the best one yet.
Freshers Week Fun Casino Hire
Prizes for the winners could vary, or you could keep them all to one. A good idea could be to win drink tokens so you can just go straight to the bar with your token to claim your free drink. No money loss, free drinks? Surely this is the ideal student night, right?
There are a few tables you can choose from for a casino event; place your bets on the Roulette table or will you be spinning the Wheel of Fortune? Other casino classics include Blackjack and Texas Hold ‘Em Poker which are all guaranteed to get everyone (or most people) involved.
Blackjack can be slightly more challenging but still on the easier side of things, besides you’ve probably played it before (also known as 21 or Pontoon). The aim is to have your cards add up to 21, or as close to without going bust by getting higher. You can ‘stick’ with what you have, ‘twist’ for another card or you can ‘split’ to work on two to double your chance of reaching 21 on at least one set of cards.
Texas Hold ‘Em Poker is one for the pros. However, if you’re a beginner, don’t worry, the croupier will guide you through the rules and I’m sure your newly made friends will too.
Retro Arcade Games
The machines include 90’s games: Street Fighter, The Simpsons, Bubble Bobble, Metal Slug and more. If you’re feeling slightly more retro, you can take it back with these classic 80’s arcade games: Donkey Kong, Pacman, Space Invaders and again, much more.
What better way to start off student life than with some throwback fun?
Carnival / Fun Fair Hire
Players with the highest scorecard at the end of the night can win a prize; this is something you could provide, for example, a bar tab or food vouchers.
Alternatively, if you hire your carnival games through Gray Events, we can provide circus prizes like teddy bears, frisbees and so on, for a small price.
Sports / Giant Outdoor Games
To accompany the entertainment, although this one is all on you, how does a BBQ sound? Burgers and beers in the sun (hopefully) with some nostalgic fun - looks like you students will have a great time.
Our racing simulators come with 40” TV screens and instead of a lightweight, portable frame, our heavy duty, authentic frames offer the best racing experience. The simulators come with a member of staff who’s there to keep score and help with any confusion at the event.
Photo Booth Hire
Being a first-year student, starting university in a new city can be a bit daunting at first; new surroundings and not knowing anyone makes finding the right fresher's events difficult.You want to be somewhere where you’ll meet your sort of people. After all, they’re more than likely going to be your friends for the next few years, at least.
With a mixture of a few of the above ideas, you can truly have an amazing fresher’s event and bring in a variety of students. If you’d like to hear more about the equipment we hire out, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0844 371 8332.