Party Smart Tips

CHECK FIRST!
Having parties could violate your lease. Check with your landlord/lease first.

SOBER HOST!
Agree on a sober party host to monitor and respond to complaints.

MAKE IT KNOWN!
Tell the neighbors and exchange Sober Host’s cell in case there is a problem.

SET HOUSE RULES!
For example, only Sober Host and house residents will let guests in & talk to police and neighbors, use one door for entrance and exit, guests will come and go peacefully, park legally, no smoking inside.

KEEP IT INSIDE!
Crowds gathering on your porch/ lawn could cause noise complaints/police attention.

DJ NO WAY!
You will pay the noise ticket and deal with the crowds they attract to your party.

UNDER 21 NO FUN!
Even if they bring their own alcohol to the party, you can be held liable for serving underage people.

KEEP TRACK!
Know who’s in your place, lock or hide valuables, check IDs, have a guest list.

GET THEM HOME SAFELY!
Have designated sober driver, taxis, bus and SaferRide App ready to assist.

SKIP THE GAMES!
Getting drunk fast rarely ends well.

CLEAN IT UP!
Don’t wait till daylight to clean up outside. Leave no trace.

GET MONEY BACK!
Property damage from your party will eat up your security deposit fast.

Material adapted with permission from Off Campus Student Services, University of Massachusetts Amherst