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Hostess Tip: Inform Neighbors About Your Party

Simple Tip: Inform Neighbors About Your Party

The first time I hosted a big party in my very own apartment, I was 20 and lived in Spain. A lot more people than I expected showed up, and what with the noise and coming and going, many of the neighbors called the cops to complain. I learned my lesson the hard way and since then, I always let my neighbors know I'm hosting a party — before the event begins. When writing this sort of note include your apartment number and the start and end time of the party. You could also extend the invitation to your neighbors, chances are they won't come. Then, place the note in a visible area where they will see it. I promise that if you do this, your neighbors won't complain, just be sure to end the party at the time specified in the note.

Do you have a tip for dealing with neighbors when hosting a party? Share it with us below!

snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i do it as a single gal in the "city". just as a courtesy. no neighbors have ever showed up. or, more importantly, complained about the noise :)
Spectra Spectra 7 years
In the summertime, we sometimes have impromptu soirees in our garage that can be slightly loud and boisterous. We only have one neighbor and she's pretty cool, but I always tell her when we have a party so she knows what's going on. I think she stopped by once or twice, too. It's not a bad idea, but I don't know if I'd do it if I lived in an apartment.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I do this, too. I also always write that they're all welcome, cause if they do come over, they're even less likely to be bothered by anything, and if they don't, at least I don't have to feel rude about not inviting everyone.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
This seems a little dangerous to me. I'd understand it if it were a house in a neighborhood and children were invited, but a single woman in an apartment in a big city, no way! The idea of posting a note with your name and your apartment number on it just seems way wrong!
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i do the note thing too!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
they might still complain if they are lame/grumpy but it's a nice idea for sure...very courteous... the only problem is, not all parties have an "end" point...i guess you could always make the end point 11 or 12pm and then move the party to a bar...but i've rarely been to a party since i was 15 that ended at 10pm
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