On Throwing Apartment Parties

Throwing a great party is easier than you think.

Throwing a great party is easier than you think.

Throwing apartment parties is not only fun, but thoroughly satisfying. I must say I thought I would be leaving these experiences behind in college, but little did I know that my classmates would follow the “work hard, play hard” motto just as seriously as I do. From the casual pregame before a night out in the Central West End to a full-fledged birthday party for my roommate, I’ve hosted a fair number of these gatherings and I have a couple words of advice: (1) Try to clean up as soon as possible, otherwise you might put if off until after an exam that is a month away, (2) Make sure your voice is loud enough to kick everybody out when the time comes because, unsurprisingly, your friends will never leave unless you yell, and (3) If your apartment building has a rooftop, take advantage of it early in the year because no one wants to be on a rooftop in 40-degree weather, regardless of how great the view of the Arch. Basically, apartment parties are fun for everyone, so go whenever you’re invited!

— Harleen G., M1