The Party when your parents are out of townMy parents went out of town a lot. Business trips, vacations away from the kids, etc. When I turned 16 my parents became very trusting. Instead of staying at grandma's with the rest of my siblings, I was granted permission to stay home alone. Guys, my parents weren't stupid or naive, I really think they just trusted me. Which makes me feel a little bad about what I'm about to say. I had so many of these parties.
These are the types of parties where the host (aka YOU) spend the whole night freaking out. Trying to keep the noise down. Making sure you neighbors (in my case, my grandparents! yes, i was a very brave soul) don't notice all of the cars in the driveway. Cleaning up every spill the minute it happens. Keeping everyone out of your parents room. Making sure the pukers were outside or in the bathroom. These were the stressful parties. I rarely got drunk, if I even drank at all. I usually just spent the whole night as a spazz and the next morning cleaning like a freak. Hoping Mom wouldn't question why I decided to vacuum the entire house while she was gone since I refused to vacuum anything while she's home.
The Party when your friends' parents are out of town
The Party when all of your friends are 21 and you're not
Also the "of-agers" tend to obnoxiously remind you that they're too old for house parties now and they'll be leaving soon to go to the bars. Thanks sweetie.
The Awkward Party
a) You don't know anyone except the person you came with and he/she knows everyone else there so you're standing alone in the kitchen pretending to text someone.
b) You were once friends with everyone there, you had a falling out with one
c) Your ex boyfriend or girlfriend is at the same party.. with their new significant other. Always awkward.
The Party where you get caught
The Birthday Party
The Party you don't rememberYou came. You drank. You blacked out. You wake up confused.
The Party where you're house sitting
But my best guy friend in high school house sat. Let's just say we ended up drinking their liquor (huge fully stocked bar) and then filled the bottles back up with water or watered down coke. We forgot to let the dog out. Someone had sex and people walked in. Just bad news all the way around.
The Party when you're finally 21
Agree? Disagree? I could probably think of a couple more, but I've scared my parents enough for one blog post.
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