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Parties are awesome! They get you out of your daily routine, they give you a chance to socialize and let loose with friends, and they're even an opportunity to show off your skills in decorating, cooking, and crafting. While throwing a house party isn’t overly complicated, it’s also not the easiest thing to pull off. If you want your party to be a success, here are some tips for throwing a house party that will be remembered for all the right reasons.

Get Permission

If you don’t own your home it’s a good idea to notify your landlord. Parties tend to violate rental rules and you're less likely to get into trouble if you speak to your landlord honestly than if they later feel like you're trying to pull the wool over their eyes.

For example, if there are noise complaints from your neighbors your landlord will be the one getting calls, not you. Second, some landlords have rules about how many people can be in a unit at a time and if you’re having a party, chances are you’ll be exceeding that number. There may even be property damage to deal with.

The bottom line is that different things can violate your lease and you don’t want your landlord hiring an eviction service to throw you out because of a party. 

Get Discounts on Party Supplies

Parties can get expensive, but only if you let them.

You need food, drinks, cutlery, utensils, party decorations, etc. While these party supplies cost money, there are ways to make sure they don’t break the bank. First, check your local dollar store. These stores are great for finding party supplies at a fraction of the cost. If that's not an option, take advantage of sales and coupons. Many regular stores offer discounts on party supplies if you purchase them in bulk.

Make a Playlist

No party is complete without music. But picking the right tunes can be challenging because you want to have a mix of music that will please everyone and get them in the party spirit.

To curate a playlist with a variety of songs, start by picking your top favorite songs. Then, add in some songs that are popular right now. Finally, add in a few classics that everyone knows and loves. 

Send Out the Invites

Now that you have permission, supplies, and music it’s time to invite your friends.

This can be done in a few different ways. You can hand-write or type up invitations and either mail them or hand them out in person. Or, you can create an event on social media and invite people that way.

Whatever way you choose to invite people, just make sure you include all the important party details like the date, time, and address. You should also include any other pertinent information like whether or not there is a theme and what kind of food and drinks will be served.

Following these tips will help you throw a fantastic house party that your friends will be talking about for months to come. So, don't forget to notify the proper person, get supplies, and curate a playlist.


Anna Johansson

Anna is a freelance writer and researcher from the Olympia, WA area who loves to obsess about weird topics and then write about them. When she isn't writing, she is outside on her bike and comtemplating her eventual trip to graduate school.

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Anna Johansson

Anna is a freelance writer and researcher from the Olympia, WA area who loves to obsess about weird topics and then write about them. When she isn't writing, she is outside on her bike and comtemplating her eventual trip to graduate school.

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