420 Party Ideas For The Ultimate Stoner Celebration
420 is the most important holiday in the stoner-sphere, and celebrating is a rite of passage for anyone who loves marijuana – but how should you celebrate?
Whether you’re a seasoned stoner or you’re new to smoking, 420 is a great excuse to let your hair down, relax, and have a smoke with good friends. Marijuana is becoming increasingly accessible, with 18 states and the entire country of Canada legalizing the good herb over the past ten years.
420 – or the stoner holiday - is celebrated on the 20th of April every year, and the origins of the term are unclear, but it is believed to have started with a group of high school students in California in the 1970s who would meet at 4:20 pm to smoke marijuana.
Either way, 420 is the most important day on the stoner calendar, and the day is marked in a variety of different ways. From public smoke sessions to private parties and cannabis competitions to special offers at your local dispensary – the only rules are having fun and, of course, getting high.
There is no better excuse to throw a huge, weed-themed party and invite all your favorite stoners to get high all day.
But how do you host the perfect 4/20 party?
Of course, you can just sit back in front of the TV and pass the bong around, but couchlock is a real problem – especially if you’re smoking more than normal. And no great party starts with a communal nap on the sofa (even if most end up that way).
Instead, use these 420-themed ideas to keep everyone entertained and awake for the ultimate stoner party.
420 Party Ideas for Every Stoners Favorite Day
1. Blindfolded Joint Rolling Contest
Think you have what it takes to roll a perfect joint blindfolded? Put your skills to the test with a blindfolded joint rolling contest and find out who really rolls the best joints.
All you need is a timer, some herb, some papers, and maybe a rolling tray – something most stoners already have in their pockets. Compare the joints on length, straightness, and smokability to crown the winner.
2. Ice Breaker Games
If your party is made up of people who don’t know each other too well, ice-breaker games are the perfect place to start.
Try games like Never Have I Ever or Charades to help everyone loosen up and get to know each other better. Throw a couple of joints into the mix and you have the perfect 420 activity.
3. 420 Themed Lights & Decorations
Set the mood for your 420 party with some fun 420-themed lights and decorations.
Go for green and purple lights, cannabis leaf tablecloths, Bob Marley posters, and cannabis artwork. If you’re a crafty group, why not make your own decorations at the party?
4. Take it Outdoors
Finally, spring is here and it’s warm enough to start enjoying the outside again. Instead of hosting your 420 party at home, why not take your party outdoors for a picnic, beach day, or even a camping trip?
Being in nature can enhance your high and create a relaxing atmosphere, and every stoner in the world “knows a spot.”
5. Hotbox a Blanket Fort
Who said blanket forts are only for kids? Build a cozy fort and hotbox it with your friends for a fun and nostalgic experience. If you don’t have a blanket big enough for everyone in your party, bathrooms and sheds are also totally “hot-boxable”.
6. Glow Bowling
Turn off the lights and set up a glow-in-the-dark bowling game.
Glow in the dark bowling sets can be picked up cheaply and easily online, and can be set up in minutes in your home – just make sure the bong is somewhere safe before you start bowling!
Don’t have space for bowling at home, why not eat an edible and head to your local bowling lanes?
7. Munch Station
Let’s face it, a big part of smoking is the munchies. Set up a munch station with all your favorite snacks – think chips, candy, and pizza – to keep your guests happy and well-fed.
Ask everyone to “bring a board” with a food theme to keep costs down and offer a wider variety of everyone’s go-to munchies.
8. Curate a 420 Music Playlist
Music can make or break a party. Create a 420-themed playlist with some of your favorite stoner songs to keep the party going all night long.
If you don’t want the responsibility of choosing the music yourself, create an open playlist and ask your guests to add their favorites before your party.
9. Weed Olympics
Take a cue from Reddit’s Weed Olympics and create your own series of 420-infused challenges.
Think things like “who can roll the perfect joint the fastest”, “how long can you hold in a hit”, or “who can take the most hits on the bong”.
10. Mural Station
There’s nothing better than being creative when you’re high and parties are no different.
Why not set up a large blank canvas where guests can draw, paint or tag it as they please. The art will be a great memory of the party for years to come.
11. Movie Night
While vegging out on the sofa might not be the ideal party idea – a movie marathon is.
Set up a cozy theater area, pick out some classic stoner flicks like Half Baked or Pineapple Express, and get the popcorn in.
12. Paraphernalia Cleaning Station
Let’s be real, cleaning your bong sucks. Take advantage of the extra hands and make it a group activity.
Simply, set up a cleaning station and make it a fun challenge to see who can clean their bong or pipe the best.
13. Bake Your Own Edibles
Get creative in the kitchen and start baking your own 420-infused treats. There are tons of recipes out there to try and this can be a fun group activity.
Just remember to make your canna-butter beforehand or you’ll be waiting for it to set all night long.
14. Costume Party
Who doesn’t love a good costume party? Encourage your guests to dress up in their best cannabis-themed outfits for some added fun.
Make it interesting with a competition for best dressed and provide weed-themed prizes.
15. 420-Themed Goodie Bag
Perhaps the worst part of being an adult is the complete lack of party bags.
Before your guests head home, send them off with a fun 420-themed goodie bag. Think mini bongs, rolling papers, special nugs, and some tasty edibles.
16. LAN Party
If you and your friends are into gaming, set up a LAN party to play some of your favorite games together.
Throw in some snacks and it’s a good time. If you don’t live close to your friends, play with them online to celebrate 420 together.
17. Chill Zone
Create a chill zone where guests can relax, meditate or just take a break, especially important for first time weed smokers.
Think cushions, blankets, and relaxing music somewhere separate from the main area of the party.
18. Photo Booth
Set up a fun photo booth with 420-themed props and backdrops. This can create some amazing and hilarious photos to remember your party by.
You don’t need to spend a fortune setting up a photo booth, you just need a phone, a tripod and some different backgrounds and props.
19. Drum Circle
Get your groove on and start a drum circle. This can create some amazing vibes and is a great way to bond with your guests.
Use YouTube to learn some simple routines, and if you don’t have drums get creative with pots and pans from your kitchen.
20. Get Creative with Some Art
Whether it’s painting, drawing or crafting, getting creative with some art can be a great way to enjoy your high with friends.
Set up an art station with everything you need in one place, hit the dab rig and make art.
21. Who Can Make the Best Fruit Bong/Pipe
Get creative in the kitchen and see who can make the best fruit bong or pipe.
Apples have been used as make-shift bongs for decades, but what other foods can you make a successful bong or pipe with?
22. Guess the Cannabis Strain
Take a toke without knowing which strain it is and try to guess the type of cannabis you’re smoking.
Get some different, tasty nugs in and see who’s the real cannabis connoisseur in your friendship group.
23. Plant Trees While Smoking Trees
What better way to celebrate 420 than by planting some trees? Roll one up, head outside and plant some new plants with your friends for the perfect “green-themed” activity.
24. Murder Mystery Party
Put a fun twist on traditional murder mystery parties and add a cannabis theme. This can create a fun and intriguing experience for your guests. You can download game packs and instructions for free online.
25. Try Not to Laugh
Always get the giggles after a smoke? Put on some of the funniest videos you can find and see who can last the longest without laughing. The more you smoke, the harder the game gets.
Whether you’re a seasoned smoker or just looking to try something new, these 420 party ideas are sure to help you throw a celebration that you and your friends won’t soon forget (although the memories might be hazy!).