If there’s one thing college students are familiar with, it is the ” house party “. House parties are events where other students, usually upperclassmen, open up their houses to throw themed events. Popular house party themes include; 80’s night, Anything But Clothes(ABC), raves, and black light parties. Usually a nominal fee is charged by the people throwing the event. If this is one of your motivations for throwing a party you should consider throwing parties weekly on the same day. This way people get used to the routine of showing up to your party each week. They will begin to plan going out on that particular night around your party.
Getting the word out is important when you throw a house party. The key to this is making sure that you get the word out to the right crowd you want to show up. If you’re throwing a rave you want to make sure the electronic music lovers show up, not people expecting rap or rock. Knowing who your audience is makes it easier when planning music and decorating the house.
A great way to find a party is to make friends that party a lot or to follow huge partiers on Twitter. When you follow a lot of people, it creates a network of outlets that will give you places to reference when looking for house parties and events to go to. Another great way to find parties is to join a frat or to group. Joining groups and online social networks, provides another social outlet to hear the word about events going on in your area.
So how do people find night life in this technology driven age? Social media is growing as a way to find nightlife and events. Some sites have begun to focus on simplifying the task of finding a house party and bar specials close by. Of course people have to be throwing a good party and invite others for users to find them.
The problem with throwing a good event is that success leads to police. A good tip for keeping down the visibility of your party is to control the traffic. Keep the people just arriving flowing into the house, and make sure that when guests are leaving they do not hang around in front of the house; this will cut down on the chances of police realizing you are throwing a party.
When it is time to start shutting, a music change is usually the best bet. Toning it down to slower music usually sends the message that you want people to head home. Abruptly stopping the music or changing it to bad songs may also work, but people are less likely to come back for another party. Make sure you keep you parties peaceful and fun, that way you will always have people showing up to your party.