You’ve worked hard all week, got your grind on during the day, and planned for a big night out with your friends at a venue you’ve all been looking forwards to for days. By providing your friends with a pre-party spot to relax and prepare will definitely display more value to your pad and yourself as a sort of second hand host to any event. Anybody can host a pre-party for their group but in order to get the most out of it you will need to properly setup your pad to be pregame ready as well as setting the correct atmospheric environment to get everybody riled up.
Before you host a pre-party, knock down these list of essentials and you’re sure to pull off an effective pregame party for any event.
This really shouldn’t be on the list but you’ll be surprised how many pre-party spots we’ve been to where the host doesn’t put too much time into cleaning their place. They just assume that having a bottle of Hennessy and passing it around is enough. Having a clean living space means that your guests will be more comfortable with your pad which should be first priority. Everybody makes a first impression when they bring guests over for the first time and you always need to be spot on in this department.
Obviously you can’t have a pregame party without alcohol but you really need to provide options to your guests when they come over. As mentioned above, getting your guests comfortable is important and sometimes you’ll just have some people over who prefers this over that. and if you only have one type of alcohol then you’re inadvertently giving that person a take it or leave it ultimatum which is a stressful choice between having fun with the crowd or being left out.
Having drinks available and a clean pad is technically enough to host a pre-party but you’re better than that right? We’d like to think so, having the right kind of music playing in the background is a must have and it’s always good to play the same music genre to the event that you’ll be going to.
There’s a reason why people are gathering at your spot to predrink. Everyone expects to start vibing early as well as getting a few drinks in before going to the event. To ensure that your guests are having a good time, laughing, and encouraged to drink more at a relaxed pace, make some activities set up to help break the ice and get everyone comfortably settled in. Drinking games are the best way to get people settled in and drinking together socially. The best part about drinking games is that regardless if you win or lose, everyone drinks. Even the quiet ones that are new to the group will be willing to join the fun.
Once you knock out the essential mentioned above it won’t hurt to have some of the extras that can further spice up your pre-party. See below
There you have it
With all the essentials knocked down all you have to do is set a time to have your guests over. As a host, the pressure will be on you to provide enough entertainment for your guests and to encourage drinking to get everyone on a good level. If you’re having a huge guest list and don’t want to spend your entire paycheck on alcohol then have your guests contribute by bringing their own beverage of their choice or pitch in a bit for the alcohol. All it takes is some initiation in drinking and pretty much everything else will fall in place before you know it.