Checklist for the Host

  • Let your neighbors know you are having a gathering, be courteous and ask them to inform you if the noise level is too high
  • Know the law, it's illegal to serve alcohol to anyone under 21
  • Know your guests because you are responsible for their actions
  • If a party or a guest becomes out of control, call the police to prevent further issues
  • Know your lease, and if it limits the number of people in your apartment
  • Provide food and non-alcoholic beverages for those under 21 and driving
  • Never let anyone leave the party with a glass/cup/open container, this increases your chances of security or police stopping by
  • Clean up broken glass or other dangerous things as quickly as possible
  • If the police are called or come to your door, be polite and cooperative, and put your drink down before answering the door
  • Beer and wine are just as intoxicating as hard liquor. A 12-ounce can of beer, a five-ounce glass of wine, a 12-ounce wine cooler and an ounce and a half of liquor contain the same amount of alcohol
  • Lock rooms that are off limits to guests, and keep valuables in a safe spot
  • Do not let anyone who is intoxicated drive home
  • Clean up after the party
  • Avoid using glass bottles
  • Limit noise
  • Keep it small