They can get out of control but here are a few tips to ensure that you have a fun filled but relatively sane house party!
Teenage house parties are always wild and alcohol fuelled so to avoid any possible disasters like broken possessions, vomit on the carpet etc I’ve devised a list of simple things you can do to avert these possible mishaps before and after the house party to have a fun filled yet relatively sane house party.
1) Keep valuables in a safe room
It’s often a good idea to ban your house party guests from going into a particular room; it can be yours or maybe your parents’ rooms. This way you can put all your valuables in a room instead of leaving it lying round the house where these valuables can be destroyed. Also, banning your guests from the parents’ room is often a good idea so that you will have one less thing to worry about.
2) Provide the alcohol in instalments
Often when the host provides the alcohol, provide it in set numbers. For example, bring out some of your entire store of alcohol out first. After the drinks start reducing in number, bring out a few more and continue doing so throughout. This way, your guests won’t finish all of the alcohol just when the party starts. This ensures that your party won’t dry up too early and also, there will be less chaos at the beginning.
3) Lock cellars and cabinets
If your house has a wine cellar of cabinets where your parents/you store expensive vines or just other alcohol you don’t really want to share with the guests, lock these certain areas. There are plenty of locks available in supermarkets nowadays which don’t involve any hammering.
Music is a party essential and mostly, people have their music on an iPod. Keep your iPod and its dock station and speakers discrete so that you have loud music but still your iPod isn’t too conspicuous. This way, your iPod won’t get stolen or broken.
5) Let the neighbours know
House parties are always loud so let your neighbours know beforehand that there will be a party round yours and it will get quite noisy. This way, you’ll know if the neighbours are fine with the party or not and it’s just polite and avoids a scene at the actual party.
With all the alcohol, it is only just natural that vomit will be involved at some point so be ready with a garden hose (if someone vomits in the garden), some fabric freshener, air freshener and other stain removers. Also, it is a good idea to have sick bags where most people are so that if they feel sick, they can have one immediately. If the vomit gets in unwanted places, there are plenty of home remedies available on the internet to resolve the problem immediately.
7) Garbage bags
It’s always a good idea to have a few massive garbage bags at various places round the house for all the empty cans and bottles of alcohol. This way people will try to dispose their waste in a clean manner and you will avoid a lot of stress later.
Check who is driving back home
Even before the party starts, check who all are driving home so that you can book a taxi if necessary. Drink driving is a criminal offense (and underage drink driving is twice as worse) so make sure you aren’t pulled into the drama.
9) Have a phone at the ready
If someone needs to contact their family immediately or in case of any other emergencies, it’s just safer to make sure that there is a phone you can reach. The fun is one part but it’s important to be safe too.
10) Expect the unexpected
A house party is for you to have fun and sometimes things do happen which are not so fun. So expect things like amorous couples, fights, stroppy neighbours, unwanted guests, stolen/broken things and the various other things. And when these do happen, keep a calm and cool head.
Most importantly though, it’s a party, so have fun!
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