Having a party in your house? Here’s how to keep it safe

by Chris Lang on November 23, 2011

Party safe

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?

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Brian November 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Don’t have teenagers parties at your house. With invites on Facebook you can quickly lose control.

Hire a room at the pub and use their bouncers!


Chris November 18, 2011 at 8:45 am

Good idea! Thanks Brian.


Parthena December 30, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Imrepsvsie brain power at work! Great answer!


Deborah November 18, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Hi! Thanks for sharing your tips. This is very useful to us.


Chris November 19, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Happy to help, Deborah!


Dave Velasco November 21, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Hi. I love home parties, especially during great occasions. But I don’t consider having party at my house along with many people. I only party with a few close friends and relatives so that I am sure nothing messed up will happen inside my house.

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Julian November 22, 2011 at 2:00 am

Hi Chris, I’m glad I visit your site. This is a perfect timing because I am having a party tomorrow with my friends to held at my house. I’m so thankful to your advice.


Chris November 22, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Hi Julian, thanks for the comment – happy this post was useful! Have fun at the party!


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