The purpose of any party, no matter its size, is to leave a mark on your visitors and ensure that everyone has a nice time. Although planning parties can be stressful, there are many ways to do this, with roommates, it’s even easier to organize.
When you and your roommates decide on throwing a party, have it at the back of your mind that who you invite will play a big role in whether your house party is a success or a failure. While inviting your friends who you know like to have a lot of fun is a great idea, you guys will also need to invite a few essential players who will ensure that everything runs properly.
We all have that friend that is so good when it comes to cleanliness, make sure you include him because things will surely get messy, and you’ll need someone to help ensure that everyone is using coasters. Your bouncer neighbor should also be on your list in case things get out of hand and you need extra help. Plan on bringing a non-drinking friend as well, because you will need someone who is sober to deal with the knocks on the door from incoming guests, irritated neighbors, and sometimes the cops. You and your roommates should list all of the responsibilities you don’t want to take up at the party and invite visitors to fill these positions. Get some of your pals to work, and you guys will be left to be the finest hosts you can be.
Today at SharedEasy, we will talk about some tips to consider when planning your next party with your roommates; they include;
Who Are You Inviting and How?
There’s a reason it is called a party, and if no one shows up, it’s not one. In any case, you’ll want to have some visitors around. You and your roommate should do this together, begin by calculating the number of people you can comfortably fit in the house. You wouldn’t want the gathering to get too crowded. You guys should make sure there’s enough space for the visitors to roam about when you’re planning.
It’s up to you, the party hosts, to decide who to invite. Friends, coworkers, colleagues from school, and neighbors (which will reduce their chances of filing a noise complaint as they are at the party) are just a few examples. You guys may want an equal mix of males and females, based on the party theme. It could be a large gathering that fills the space or a smaller, more intimate gathering, one that enables your guests to get to know one another.
As for the invitations, these parties should be of the “word-of-mouth” style. Posting a Facebook event or a leaflet and distributing it to everybody isn’t the most effective way to get people to show up. You have people who will be on time and arrive at your set time, while others will wander in after attending several other parties. You guys will need to give your folks varied start and end times if you want to keep a regular flow of people at the party and have the majority of your attendees arrive at the same time. Will you be ready at 10 PM? Tell your time-conscious buddies to arrive at that time and your tardy friends, 8 PM.
Be Careful With The Choice of Food & Booze
At parties, people do not just want to eat, they want to eat well. Don’t serve boring food – always have hot wings, people love those things! Remember to keep your vegan friends in mind and make some provisions for them, you should also have extra food in case your guests come with their friends.
With the booze, you can’t offer just beer and expect your diversified group of friends to be fine with it. You’ll need beer, white and red wine, vodka, scotch, and a variety of chasers. The goal for your guests should be equal chances of drunkenness.
In every group, there is usually a selective eater and a wannabe wine judge. There would be no time, patience, or energy to hear them complain, so try to fill their loud mouths with goodies – that way you don’t get any of their talks.
A silent party is barely even a party, and if your music is bad, then your party will be bad – this rule has no exceptions. Rather than having to go through the stress of curating a playlist on the day of the party, you should start building one beforehand on a shared playlist where you and your roommate(s) can add songs simultaneously.
Think about the oldies! Give these people music they know, so even if they’re bored out of their brains, they may pass the time by chanting the lyrics they used to enjoy but had forgotten about. You must keep the party’s ambiance positive at all times if you want to have things turned up. If you search Spotify for popular anthems, you will find out that other users have already created the right playlists for your party. Remember you could have sleeping neighbors, so don’t be too loud!
You Can Drink, But Stay Sober
We understand that it is your party, and you are free to get drunk if you want, but if you want to appreciate how great your party was, you should stay sober. When you are buzzed and clarity fades, there are a lot of mistakes you can make.
Imagine you get a knock at 3 a.m. from the neighbor you failed to give an invite. You’re pissed drunk and say some unpleasant things. You’ve just walked yourself into an extremely unpleasant living scenario that will last for the conceivable future. Also, if you’re drunk, it is possible to unintentionally upset one of the guests or lose overall control of the party, and this is not ideal. Enjoy the booze, but in tiny doses all through the night, when you party somewhere else, you can then drink to your fill. You want to be able to tell the tales of how much fun you had at your party without scrolling through social media.
To have a great party means you have to handle a great deal of work in the planning process and after your party is over, with these tips you are sure to create a night worth remembering. After all is said and done, a couple of friends can help you guys with the clean-up. Just stay sober!