Here are some simple ways to keep your party fun and friendly. As a host you are responsible for the safety and welfare of your guests. Familiarize yourself with local policies and laws, including the Village's new Social Host Law.
Plan your guest list and site for hosting the event. Set your Facebook event invitation to private to keep your party on your terms.
For a big event, obtain a Noise Permit Application from the Village of Geneseo.
Designate sober host(s) to monitor the event.
Let your neighbors know that you’ll be throwing a party and give them contact information so they’ll call a sober host before they
call the police.
Coordinate having sober monitors check IDs* at the main entrance of the party and throughout the event.
Coordinate parking so that it is in compliance with the law.
Plan to protect your house from spills, dirt, and other damage.
Have one main entrance and monitor other access routes such as windows to regulate who you want at the party.
Close doors to bedrooms and private areas to protect your personal belongings and property.
Keep the party people and drinks inside the residence.
Have sober monitors to check ID’s, watch your guests for possible signs of alcohol poisoning and stop service of alcohol to
intoxicated guests and those acting with aggressive behavior.
Call 911 (on campus, call 245-5222) if your party starts to get out of control.
Make sure your guests get home safely! Plan to have DDs available or give local transportation a call. Remember, as a party
host, you’re liable for the actions of people who leave your party intoxicated.
Clean up any trash surrounding your place and anything that has spilled over to a neighbor’s property.
Check in with your neighbors to hear feedback on the party.
Celebrate the success of a safe and fun party!