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- 12 Apr 2012
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Do you ever sit around on a Saturday with your friends, going back and forth with the “what should we do tonight” debate?
There are always the options of your local bars, clubs, that friend’s house that no one really likes, the Lambda Kappa Whatever fraternity party, or staying in. If all of those options have been exhausted, don’t put on your race car pajamas and go to bed – plan your own party! I’ve laid it out step-by-step so that you can be the ultimate host without being stuck in the kitchen all night.
First, think of a theme. I am a sucker for theme parties. I’ve done a Mexican fiesta, a “stereotype” party where people dress up like their favorite stereotype (I was a trophy wife, other people were nerds, Catholic school girls, rednecks and gangsters), and a Mad Men themed party where everyone dressed like characters from the show. Themed parties are the best, and the more people get into the theme, the better the pictures will be.
Next, create a guest list. If you want to have a bigger party, make a Facebook event and invite all of your friends. Whether you allow them to invite their friends or not is up to you. If you want a more personal event, use invitations or the phone. Also, I’ve heard of “mixer” parties where you invite your friends and ask them to bring a member of the opposite sex that they’re not interested in dating. That way, you get an even number of girls and guys, and a new circle of people to mingle with!
Get the nom noms. Once you get a final count (or estimate) on how many people are coming, go out and buy food and drinks! Keep the food bite-sized and fun. Now is the time to release your inner 90‘s kid and get Bagel Bites, Fritos, and mini donuts. Calories don’t count if they’re being consumed during a party.
If you’re having adult beverages, get plain liquor like vodka and rum, and don’t forget mixers! Keep it simple, because you don’t want to be in the kitchen blending daiquiris all night. Drinks that require less than three ingredients and can be made ahead of time are usually key…hence, beer. (The exception to this rule is if you’re having a Havana Nights party, then you absolutely need mojitos. No questions.)
Entertainment. College parties tend to center around things like beer pong, card games, that really funny guy telling stories, or those two girls making out. Please don’t hire girls to make out, because I’m pretty sure that’s illegal…or it should be. Just put out some playing cards or a game like Apples to Apples. Keep it casual, the rest of the fun will come organically.
Lastly, the day of the event. Clean up your place, spray some Febreeze, and stop worrying!
Everyone at a party takes on the host’s attitude, so chill out, grab a drink, and start having fun!
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