Let me break this down for you, here you will get tips, tricks, shopping lists and more, to make sure you don’t throw the least attended party of the year BUT you throw the party that everyone is raving about, even the second years *smirk*.

 

 

PICK THE NIGHT

Bar Crawls tend to work best for the pre-sessions because everyone is already hyped up about them! It’s also one of the more casual nights where everyone is dressed in their ASTON Bar Crawl tees and ready to hit Broad Street. So why not take advantage of the tight-knit Aston community and party goers. It’s likely that almost everyone will be out this night!

2. GET THE WORD OUT

Get the word out a day or two before, you don’t want to seem to desperate to get people in and let’s face it with all the hangovers, it’s unlikely people would be making plans weeks in advance! Text, Tweet, Snap and get the word out! Use all your means to make sure you’re getting people in and get them to RSVP so you know what you’re in for, but be weary peoples plans do change… you just have to make sure they’re not worth changing!

3. PLAYLIST

No-one wants to come to a party with a ‘dead’ playlist, so get this sorted asap, don’t start youtubing for songs #lamealert at the party, just have a playlist going with a couple hours worth of songs on! Check out our ‘Ulitimate Freshers Playlist Blog’. Oh and use speakers, not your phones *sigh* (just make sure you don’t get on the wrong side of security).

4. DRANK IN MY CUP

Ultimately people are likely to bring their own drinks, but make sure you have a couple bottles out to share and for yourselves of course… why not make some punch and some cool cocktails, even if it’s just for the #gram. Get some plastic cups from Poundland while you’re at it.

5. GAMES GAMES GAMES

The sad thing about party’s is that you could have 50 people in your communal kitchen and cliques will remain cliques, so break the ice with some drinking games!

THE SHOPPING LIST

  • Alcohol 
  • Plastic Cups + Straws 
  • Bin Liners (you’ll thank me later)
  • A glass bowl for some punch or a massive container and ladle

THE THINGS YOU MAY HAVE AND SHOULD USE

  • Speakers
  • Laptop with playlist, don’t bother draining the battery on your phone

There you have it, everything you need to know about throwing the ‘ultimate’ freshers party!