Many restless college students need a party to make it through their week. With Halloween coming up, the pressure is on to deliver a spectacular night. In order to make sure nobody’s let down, listen up and take some notes. These simple tips from this CU Independent reporter will help make any party a smashing hit. Also, if you’re planning an outdoor party, you might want to contact portable bathroom rentals service like getting Porta Potty Unit Rentals and rent a few luxury restroom trailers for your guests.
Tip 1: Have a sweet party theme
Work with a fun, festive idea to get all the guests excited about the night. Some Halloween party ideas to consider: heaven and hell, glow-in-the-dark, haunted house, disco diva, orange and black or a nearly-naked party.
“You must have a good theme,” said Gerald Durkan, a senior biochemistry major.
Tip 2: Good music is a must
Be sure to arrange for either a DJ or a band to play. When picking music for the party night, try to choose bands or DJs that can play a wide variety of music. The right music will keep the party bumping all night long.
“Music in general is important,” said Lindsay Moery, a sophomore environmental design major.
Tip 3: Beverage and Food
Plan ahead and order the keg (assuming you’re over 21) from a liquor store at least a week before the party. Pick a beer that is light in flavor and cheap in cost; this will help the pocket book and please most of the guests. Decide early if you will charge a small fee for beer or hand it out for free. You can also think of hiring bartending services to put a spice on things. It is a good idea to have chips and dip, salsa or other finger food on hand for guests to munch on.
Tip 4: Invite the neighbors
The quickest way to get a party busted by the police is for neighbors to call in a noise complaint. Take the time to invite the neighbors to join in on the party festivities. Happy drinking neighbors aren’t going to call the police. And as an added bonus, the neighbors might even help with the cost of the night.
Tip 5: Check the calendar
To ensure people show up, be sure to check the school and concert calendars. It would be a shame to plan the party and have nobody show because too many events are planed for the same night. Also, decide whose house the party will be best at.
According to Partizzle.com, “You can do it up anywhere, but it’d be best to have your party at the most spacious house among you and your friends, and preferably one that’s also isolated furthest from its’ neighbors…or at least one that’s got some cool neighbors who probably wouldn’t call the cops on you.”
Tip 6: Invite all the beautiful people
The best parties have a good ratio of guys to girls. For some reason girls travel in packs and don’t always show up to parties. Guys tend to always show up, especially if you offer free beer. Keep this in mind when the deciding who to invite. According to collegetips.com, “If you are a large group of guys with few or no girls, chances are you won’t get in, especially later in the night. Break up into smaller groups, and guys should try to always roll to parties with girls anyway.”
Tip 7: Spread the word
The digital age helps spread the word quickly. Put together a catchy blurb about the party details, and post an event on Facebook. Be sure to create an open party, allowing friends to invite other friends. As the weeks get closer to the party, print out simple flyers and pass them out. If people know it will be a fun time, chances are high the night will be a success.
Tip 8: Capture the night
Ask a couple friends to take turns being party photographers, catching people in candid moments throughout the night. Give people a link to a Web site where the images will be uploaded for all to see.
Tip 9: Garbage and recycling
Make it easy for guests to throw trash away by pulling out the big garbage and recycling bins. It is better to clean as you go rather than deal with the giant mess at the end of the night.
Tip 10: Don’t allow friends to drive drunk
Keep an eye out for all the guests, and don’t let anyone drive away drunk from the party. Set aside a place for people to crash so anyone who’s had too much can stay safe.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Heidi Glauser at Heidi.firstname.lastname@example.org.