With Christmas just around the corner I am sure many of you are already planning your celebrations. Parties are tricky, aren’t they?
You’ve got so much to organize – who to invite, what food to serve, how to keep people entertained, etc. So I understand entirely that keeping the party safe may not be on top of your list, or maybe… it’s not even on your list. Or maybe you simply don’t know how to go about keeping your party safe. Since your private home doesn’t have a bouncer, here are some simple tips that will help you make sure your party rocks – but no one gets hurt.
Tip #1. Register with Partysafe at least a week prior to the party.
Partysafe is a program run by Victoria Police that people who host the party can register with. The aim is to let the police know about your party, so they could drive past your house or ring during the party, to make sure there are no nasty surprises.
Download your Partysafe form here.
Submit this form to your local police station (if needed, you can find your suburb’s police station here)
Tip #2. Make it clear that your party is invitation only.
This will discourage unwelcome guests from showing up on your doorstep.
Tip #3. Put the start and finish time of the party on your invitation.
Tip #4. Notify the neighbors in advance about the party, and place the speakers as far from the neighbors as possible. Adjust the speakers’ angle so that they don’t face neighboring houses.
Tip #5. Have a first aid kit handy, and plan what you are going to do if someone gets sick.
Tip #6. Serve enough food. Drinking alcohol on an empty stomach is not a good idea
Tip #7. Have plenty of water or soft drinks – don’t make cocktails or beer the only choice.
Tip #8. At the risk of losing in a popularity contest, ask guests who lose control to leave. Worst case scenario – if things really get out of hand, call 000.
Have you ever been to a party that went wrong?