Why Do We Turn Everything Into A Drinking Game?

I decided to go home for Easter weekend because most of my friends at school were dipping out to spend time with their families so I knew it would be a ghost town. My family doesn’t really celebrate Easter, but some of my friends from other schools mentioned they would be home as well. It’s always nice to see old friends. Well I got a text from one that said, “I want to do an adult Easter egg hunt. Somehow also made into a drinking game,” to which I replied, “Jello shots in plastic Easter eggs that we have to find!”
This isn’t the first time I’ve run into a let’s turn a holiday into a drinking game situation. We seem to create drinking games out of everything we can. I once played a Secret Life of the American Teenager drinking game, which didn’t end well for anyone. I love having a good time, and as a senior I seem to have reverted back to my freshman year habits of going out all.the.time and still making it to class. I’m having a lot of fun now because I know it won’t last when I have a real job and am too old to stay up past midnight.
My response to actually make an adult Easter egg hunt surprised me. I don’t want to turn a children’s game into a drinking game! It’s just not right. I remember playing a grown up version of Pretty Pretty Princess freshman year that we called Pretty Drunk Princess. You drank every time you got a piece of jewelry. It was a lot of fun, but it kind of ruined that part of my childhood. Why do we turn everything into a drinking game?
The classics like flip cup, beer pong, quarters, Circle of Death (or Captain Dickhead or Waterfall), etcetera seem to do just fine. Can’t we leave some things in innocence?
Do you think we’re making too many things into drinking games? Are we going overboard?
Caitlin is a senior at the University of Alabama who has an obsession with cupcakes, coffee, and Harry Potter. She always has random fun facts on reserve and aspires to be a professional blogger, social media bug, and/or James Franco’s assistant. Follow her fabulous life @caitlincorsetti. You’re welcome!
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