Throwing the perfect house party can be a lot of work and a lot more stress than most people are willing to admit. How much alcohol should you buy? Who should you invite? Is it worth it to make Jello Shots? Will the masking tape on the cupboards really keep people out?
While we can’t predict if your invitees will go gaga over a hand-carved ice luge, we can give you the answers to throwing an absolutely awesome house party.
1. Invest in a variety of alcohol…and lots of it
Nothing says lame party like the house that runs out of alcohol before midnight. People at parties have this great habit of making a drink, holding onto it for five minutes, and then forgetting about their cup and pouring another drink. Therefore, buy more. It is absolutely okay to get cheap vodka and cheap rum if that means that more people can drink it. You and your friends will have the leftover alcohol to use for the rest of the year. If you need a guide, there are 17 shots in a fifth and 40 shots in handle.