Learn how to get the party started without drugs or alcohol.
Summer isn’t complete without fun parties and backyard BBQs. Need a reason to skip the alcohol this summer? Consider this: The CDC reports that excessive alcohol consumption contributes to more than 4,600 deaths of underage drinkers each year. Throw a safe party this summer. Learn how to get together at home, at the beach or on the go without using drugs or alcohol to have a good time.
Let the music play
Get the party started with music, not alcohol. Create a party playlist on your MP3 player or use a fun streaming music service like Spotify or Pandora to play virtual DJ. Music can affect mood and how you feel. Use it to your advantage. Set up a karaoke station or get guests moving on the dance floor.
Set the scene
Choose a party activity that will keep guests occupied and interested. Throw a pool party, schedule some group games or set up a fun activity. Consider gathering at a bowling alley, beach or theme park.
Watch your guest list
The people you surround yourself with have an impact on your life and lifestyle. The same goes for gatherings. Avoid inviting guests who may bring drugs or alcohol to the party. If a friend has expressed issues with a dry party, consider that a red flag. You should have fun at your summer gathering. Your time shouldn’t have to be spent policing your guests. The best gatherings are those with like-minded friends.