PEDESTRIAN.TV have teamed up with Coors to make all of your house parties ace. They’ve just teamed up with grog delivery service Jimmy Brings for an on-point #CoorsHouseParty pack for y’all here. Now go forth and get lit, fam.
But the pressure is real. You don’t want it to be a bust. But fear of failure is no way to go through life, you know?
We want you to grab your potential / upcoming house party by the balls, so here’s what you need to prep so your party’s one for the books.
MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARRIVE IN A TIMELY MANNER
Unfortunately the whole “fashionably late” thing is real, and people still abide by it to appear cool to the masses.
Give different starting times to different people. For your inner circle, tell them to come from 5pm or something so you’re safe should an outer circle person arrive earlier than expected. Lure them in with a BBQ, always works.
HAVE ENOUGH BOOZE FLOWIN’
You know the good thing about grog? Even if you don’t drink it on the night, you’ll down it in the days, nights, weeks that follow. Always get too much rather than not enough.
If you do happen to run out, well thank god you are alive and well in 2017 – you literally don’t need to leave the house for anything anymore. If you run outta booze just get Jimmy Brings on the blower and order a restock to arrive within 30 mins (in & around Syd CBD).
They’ve got a #CoorsHouseParty kit atm for Coors beer, which includes all the necessities – red cups, ping pong balls, coolers, snapbacks and of course, a case of Coors. Check their delivery times here. Even if you’re good on the booze front, if you hashtag #CoorsHouseParty on a pic from 27/1 – 6/2) you can win 1-30 of the party kits sans the beer.
STOP THE TOSSERS
You’re going to need so many bins. It’s a good idea to even wheel your recycling bin into the house so empties go right where they belong. Without bins, people have no choice but to put their empties and associated rubbish on tables, the floor etc, which can take a while to clean up.
Don’t be on patrol too much, just YOLO it and in the morning you can deal with it – or rather, get someone else to deal with it. There’s this A+ company called “Hangover Helpers” who do exactly what their name suggests – they’ll come over and scrub so bloody hard your place will be all like, “Party? What party?“
MAKE SURE YOUR ATTENDANCE RATE IS STRONG
Always send the invite out far and wide (to people you know, of course), because some of your mates will already have plans thanks to that thing they call a life.
Follow up with people who are sitting in the “maybe” of the FB event, and if numbers are looking dismal, spread the invite out to your very own “maybes”. Always rely on your roommates and friends for extra numbers too. Combine your party with them somehow so you don’t look like a joke.
It alleviates the pressure of the whole party off of you as well. Win-win.
You want a good mix too – the sensible ones, the partiers, the clean freaks – a good combination will ensure things run smoothly.
PREP YOUR MUSIC SITCH
Music is the be all and end all for any house party. Alt J might be smooth and all, but the entire album straight might ruffle a few feathers. These days every friendship circle seems to have a wannabe DJ so I’d definitely utilise them so that you don’t have idiots overtaking the music every five seconds and messing with the flow.
If you’re a rare find and don’t have one of those mates, make a playlist yourself that progresses with booze levels. The first hour or three should be chill until you start ripping out the bonafide bangers and singalongs that are hard not to dance / get up to. If you don’t trust your music taste then put that ball in someone else’s court, or check Spotify. Spotify is bae.
HAVE GRUB HANDY
Something about drinking makes people ridiculously hangry, so be sure to have something to shut em up / ensure they don’t leave just for the sake of food. My personal fave? Cob loaf. Carbs fill people up quick smart. Alternatively just have loaves of bread in the freezer – there’s gotta be something in your pantry / fridge to fang on it. Chips and dip. They too, always keep people happy if they’re just a lil peckish or whatever it is the fake-hungry peeps call it.
Hopefully your farm is now calmed, because everything’s gunna be just fine.
Have a lit one.