Dress Up Dates
Examples of Dress Up Dates in the Special Collections Archives:
Folklore Archive 01- Student Projects
Creative Dating: A BYU Tradition (FA 01 787)
Couples on Happy Days themed dates dress up in clothing from the 1950’s and drive a model-T, and went to view a play.
Creative Dating Customs (FA 01 1347)
Some couples wear really ugly clothes to the mall and play board games where they’re sure to get a lot of dirty looks. This is more of a public nuisance than a date.
The important aspect of a decade themed party is getting the right music. Dressing up and listening to historically accurate music are essential to get the feel for a decade.
Roller-skating or ice-skating is meant to occur in outdated clothing. Often, the DJ will allow people to request songs; this should be taken advantage of to draw attention to the people in the group who are appropriately dressed in era-specific clothing.
Authentic BYU Date: Folklore Research Project (FA 01 2122)
For people who like marathon dates, face-painting before an activity can be a great addition to the lineup. After, football games are ideal extensions, but more inappropriate situations could be found.
It is somewhat popular to attend a semi-formal event in formalwear picked out at DI.