The prom after party is something that parents always worry about, will my kids be drinking alcohol, will they sneak out to a night club, why not take control of the situation? As a parent, hosting the party can be a great way to engage with your children and their friends while keeping a friendly eye the goings on.
Children are growing up fast and want to thrust themselves into adulthood as soon as possible so halting this process can result in revolt and rebellion. My advice to parents is to consider hosting the party at your home, provide a certain amount of alcohol and entertainment and let your children have some well deserved fun. This article will highlight the best ways to achieve this.
This is important, when there are underage kids around having some ground rules is a must. Ensure that the bedrooms are locked and that there are limits on where and what people can do. This isn’t being a killjoy it is just sensible, provide the kids with some alcohol and food and loud music.
It is important to consult with your children and find out what the others want from the party, obviously within reason. Point out from the beginning what is ok and what isn’t and then you have just got to hope the kids abide by the rules, if not remove them from the party.
You have got to be firm but fair and ensure that the fun they have is safe and within reason, you have neighbours after all. Try and keep an eye out on any children who bring in their own alcohol, this is where the problems start.
Food and Drink
As a host you have got to provide some food and drink to go around, this is just a must. Especially as these kids will have just graduated from school, they will want to go out with a bang and obviously most of them won’t be earning money so it is down to you as host to assume responsibility.
Hit the supermarket and get the basics, pizza, chips and some crisps and chocolate, its all that kids want. Ensure there is alcohol and soft drinks and plastic cups; you don’t want any damage to your favourite kitchenware.
This can be a great way to engage with the children and provide them with the perfect send off. There are many companies out there that offer great quality fireworks at affordable prices. You don’t want to be spending too much money but make sure that the stuff you buy is of decent quality.
Companies such as Fireworks Crazy offer affordable packages that would perfectly suit a situation such as this. Just do some research and have a budget in mind, this will make it much easier to find what you want for the right price. Just think, this is a once in a lifetime thing for your child so make it special and don’t scrimp on the cost of what is needed.
Andrew is an author with over 5 years industry experience. He has a passion for entertainment and loves to host and plan parties. His style is very conversational and is confident in his views.