A great house party can be a really fun and rewarding way to connect with your friends and have a great time. It can also be a great excuse to get drunk on your lounge room floor until 6 AM and not feel bad about it like you normally do when you’re alone. When you’re throwing a house party there are a few key things that you need to consider to make sure that it’s a complete success.
We compiled a list of the top three things that you need to do to make sure that your house party is the best house party ever! We can’t tell you how to get more awesome friends, however, so if you feel that your friend quota is somewhat down for what it should be for an awesome party, skim some from your more popular mate’s friendship pools! Entice them there with beer, and they’ll be your friend for life. Or at least until the beer runs out. Then you can always give them that crappy bottle of crème de menthe that’s been lurking in the drinks cabinet since Christmas 1993. Yummy.
Lie about the starting time! House parties should always be a word-of-mouth kind of thing, and that’s how the best ones happen. Sure, if you make a Facebook and send it out to everyone you know you’ll get people RSVPing yes, but then they’ll party hop and might not even make it to yours. Probably not the best way to get people to show up. To get a crowd you need to have friends that will get their friends to come, and who’ll hype them up. Don’t have those kind of mates? Troll around in your friends – someone has to be a friend maven. Use them! And have those friends be punctual! We’ve all got those friends that say “I’ll be there at eight, but then they’re the ones rocking up while you’re in the shower getting ready for work the next morning (poor you). To keep the people flowing at your party, tell certain (punctual) people to come at 10 PM if that’s the time to start, and tell your crumb friends to show up at 8PM. That way they might be there by ten.
Make sure you have a kick-arse area ready to hold the party! Location is everything. If you’ve got a deck that’s great. If it’s looking pretty shabby, go spruce the whole thing up with some Futurewood decking tiles whynot? A party is a great excuse to tidy up the house – may as well go a little crazy. If you don’t have a deck, see if you can’t use an awesome backyard spot or even an on-street median strip type affair. Set the mood with fairy lights, candles and balloons if you can be bothered, and if not a great sound system will do the job just as well! Make sure there’s plenty of beer, ice, esky’s and stuff to chill out on and with. Keep the people happy and they’ll be talking about your party for years to come! Until your next one.
This is an important one! Lock your roommate’s doors! This is vital if you don’t want to be responsible for washing all of the sheets in the house after people ‘slept’ on them. Don’t fancy laundry with a hangover? Didn’t think so. Make sure the doors are locked, ‘cos you’ll be having so much fun keep track of everything that’s going on in your house that you won’t know who’s creeping around in the rooms. That goes for your room too, or for any part of the house you don’t want peeps in.