Throw A House Party: Make Some Money  


You and your friends have the house all to yourself. So of course that means you need to throw a party. But wait, don't just start telling everyone to come over, you need to plan it. And while your at it why not make a buck or two. Throwing a party is a very easy way to make some money. All you need is a location. First thing is first your going to need some alcohol. But don't go out to the store just yet, figure out what you want. My suggestion is to make some hunch punch and buy cheap cheap beer. Hunch punch, bug juice, or blackout koolaid is a great way to make liquor go a long way. And the girls that come to your party will have something to drink besides beer, you are inviting girls, right. Get together with some of your best buds and get the house ready.

The Drinks
Your going to want to buy cheap beer or a keg. If you don't want to deal with a keg buy in bulk and go to a big liquor store, its cheaper. But remember, a keg can save you a lot of money. Next comes liquor. This can be really expensive, so make sure you buy the stuff in the plastic jugs. Anything clear will do, We are going to make hunch punch with it. Just make sure you get enough of everything so you don't run out. You can save the rest for the next party.

Hunch Punch
There are a ton of different hunch punch recipes out there and everyone has there favorite. Basically its just a lot of liquor, water, and sugar. If you google it you can find all sorts of recipes. I do happen to have my own though, Swamp Water.

What you will need:
Something to keep punch in
Clear Liquor(aka: vodka)
Dry Ice

All you need to do is take all the liquor and poor it into the container. Next add the koolaid packets and a little water. Here come the best part, cut up the fruit and add it to the mixture. Let all this sit for about 24 hours. Make sure you stir it a few times. When your ready to serve it put the dry ice in the punch and you have yourself swamp water. (Be careful handling the Dry Ice, its cold)

The Setup
When it comes to inviting people you should already know how to use Myspace and Facebook, so do that. If you know a DJ invite him or have a good itunes playlist ready. Make sure it's music people can dance to. You need to remember to let people know that there will be a cover charge. You should charge about 5 dollars, more if your inviting a lot of rich kids. Next thing you need to do is make sure that everything that can break, or be used as a weapon is out of the way where no one can get it. Lock all the bedrooms and mark the bathroom doors. You don't want people peeing in your closet. Put the liquor and beer in the kitchen, drunk people tend to spill things, if you can have one of your friends be a bartender do it. That way there is less spillage and no one can steal the beer. And put out a lot of trash cans. Let all your neighbors know that you will be having a party, and give them your cell phone number. That way they will call you, and not the cops, if it gets too loud. Alright, everything should be set for the party.

The Party
It's party time. One of your friends is going to need to watch the door and take money. In my opinion you should let girls in free, because no one wants to go to a party full of dudes. The music should be playing. And hopefully you have a friend bar tending and making everyone happy. Just keep an eye on everything and make sure everyone is having fun. Did I mention that if you have a big intimidating friend you should invite him, tell him he can get in free provided that he helps you with anyone who decides to become an asshole. If anyone does get out of hand pull them aside and tell them that if they don't calm down they will have to leave. Make sure that people don't stand out front, that attracts attention. If you have a garage make that the place for smokers and beer pong. When it's time for everyone to go, don't let anyone drive home drunk, It's just bad form. But the most important thing to remember is to have fun. It is a party and that is the point. Everything should be smooth sailing after that. And you should have a few extra dollars in your pocket at the end of the night.

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2 comments: to “ Throw A House Party: Make Some Money

  • 26.3.09  


    I've read your post yesterday, I just didn't have the time to post a comment, there was a party last night...

    I like the idea of throwing a porty as a source of cash. Personally, I've never tried to earn money this way,

    actually, we usually spend more on parties than we get back. Even though the flat we rent should be big enough for

    like 30 people, when we're holding a party (me and my roommates), we just invite some friends and friends of

    friends, you know, basically people hop in with some beer, you know. And tomorrow morning we get to clean up, hehe.

    Once, last summer, we had vodka-watermelon. That made a good mood, I remember. A pity I couldn't have any, I had to

    drive home some girls after the party...

    But I remember one guy holding parties for cash back in high school. He made like a bit over 200 bucks (ca. 100

    euros) on a party, but he had quite lot of work with it...

    After all, I don't think I'll get rich with parties. Anyway, I like them, who doesn't :)

  • 22.6.09  

    The reader should know that at first he or she will be lucky enough to make what was spent on the alcohol. Over time, though, it will turn out a profit (it really depends on the amount of people that you are packing your place with).

    Here is another idea that has been tried and tested (charging for mixed drinks and shots): http://www.sdpartyblog.net/?p=132