Party Safety

So you want to throw a party?

Celebrating a birthday, graduation or other important event is a great way to have fun with your friends. Just remember when these parties happen without a parent's knowledge or supervision they may begin with only a few friends, but can quickly get out of control.

Tips for teenagers who are having a party

  • Insist that the party is 'invitation only' to reduce the risk of party-crashers.
  • Ask your friends not to spread the word through social media.
  • Make sure you have responsible adults on hand to monitor the party.
  • Make sure you and the responsible adults stay sober so that any problems can be dealt with quickly and safely.
  • Prevent theft and damage by locking up valuables and close/lock doors to rooms where you don't want guests to enter.
  • As a courtesy, tell your neighbours beforehand that you are having a party.
  • Tell your guests to be respectful of your neighbours before they arrive and when they leave.
  • If guests are drinking, make sure they have a safe way to get home.
  • Remember that noise travels so keep doors and windows closed to keep from disturbing neighbours. Be aware of municipal noise by-laws  
  • Underage drinking - It is against the law for person under 19 years of age to consume alcohol 
  • Serving minors - It is against the law to serve alcohol to persons who are under  the age of 19