Hey, there Soap! Here's some words of advice, from one partygoer to another.
Now, I don't host parties on a daily basis, but when I do, I don't serve alcohol and drugs to minors
, this has been stated in the thread beforehand. Yes
, I am aware that you have heard other people echo this disagreement. Yes
, I'm aware that you're going to do this anyways. And yes
, I know that having a high and mighty moral stance is annoying. But, I'll just phrase this in simple terms.Neither are required to have a good time.
Do I have anything against either substance? Heavens no. It's just that in the countless parties that I've been to, I've had had just as much fun, if not more fun at the parties in which neither were served. If you are hanging out with your friends that you truly appreciate just being accompanied with, you will find ways to have fun.
Whether it being some lame-ass card game, impromptu rap battles, an overly complicated gaming tournament or something as simple as dancing, you will have fun simply by being there.
Now, two buddies over? That's nice. 5 friends? That's fun! 10 people? That's a party! 20? Pretty decent sized party. 30? That's a large
party. 40 people? And you expect things to go off without a hitch?
Ha ha. No.
Parties as small as having 20 20-something guests can get out of control very
even including any drugs or alcohol. But adding both
and doubling the size and having all underage participants? I'm sorry for saying this, but that is fucking retarded.
get out of hand. I'm sure your close circle of friends will be just fine, but those friends of friends will freaking screw you over big time
. There is always that one guy
. Trust me, I know
. And the higher the number, the more of those guys
will be there. There is just simply no way that you can monitor all of these guests with both of these substances present and expect none of them to go do something stupid. Because I can assure you, they will.
I do not care how "lax" the laws are in your neighborhood, no matter how you twist things what you plan on doing is illegal and breaking the law
. Yes, you have gotten off the hook before with nothing but a slap to the wrist. I get that. But with a party of this size with a double hitter of both underage drinking and drug abuse in a house full of forty something underage kids you are simply asking for a ride down to the station with all of your friends in tow.
It's not a question of "will the police knock on my door" it's "oh shit how do I not look suspicious when they do?"
Yeah, they typically require a warrant for these things, but if they suspect underage drinking or as much as get a whiff of that pot there is nothing to stop them crashing that party big time. I have seen this happen to far too many parties of much smaller scales
with similar Honor-roll clientele.
It does not manner how well-mannered you or your friends are.
It's simply a numbers game.
...and Soap, I warn you that they are not
in your favor.
Just don't do it man. It is perfectly possible to have an awesome and fun party and just serve something mundane like drug store fruit punch. You do not want to face jail time or endanger your friends just because you wanted to add a little extra "zing" to your fiesta. It is just simply not
worth the trouble. Wait a few years until you're all legal and then
do it. But this type of party? Today? Not enough "no"s in the world, mate. Not meaning to be a buzzkill, but it's just not
a good idea.
Edited by HunterTSF, 09 April 2012 - 12:42 PM.