This article was written by Jessica Catalano and originally appeared at news.weedmaps.com.
Weed has in 2019 become a party essential, and knowing how to throw a great party with weed is a social art form. When it comes to throwing a party, especially when weed is involved, preparation and execution are key. Here are some tried and true dos and don’ts of serving cannabis at a house party with easy to follow tips and examples.
Every party has a purpose, whether it is a birthday, Super Bowl, housewarming, Solstice, or holiday. By having a theme, you can tailor the weed, food, mood, and atmosphere to fit the occasion. You can have decorations to reflect the tone, and even ask guests to dress the part.
Just make it fun (not mandatory) and don’t be afraid to get into it.
If you shall feel as adventurous as to make your own food, write a budget and stick to it. And never go shopping for food while high and hungry! Nothing is worse than going over a party budget by hundreds of dollars. Think of all the frosty nugs you could have bought!
Sample budget for a mid-sized party with a medium budget of $350:
Sample budget for a small party with a small budget of $150:
Tips for spending money wisely:
Invite your ride or dies, day ones, baes — but make sure your party doesn’t consist of the same people you always party with. Parties are for meeting new people and making connections, this is doubly true when introducing weed to the mixer. Diversify!
You can ask your guests to BYOB if your heart desires. That is after all, the cheapest way to do it. Or you can just get super-creative with picking out strains and do it yourself! Make sure to include plenty of diversely selected buds, smoking or vaporizing devices, and concentrates.
Follow your budget. The more money you save, the more you can put towards a bud station to ensure that you have enough weed to last the whole night. You also want your guests to have access to smoking methods that are friendly to career smokers and newbies alike.
Set up a smoke station:
No one wants to have smoke and ash billowing over a fresh food display. Nor does anyone want glass pieces covered in guacamole or chicken grease. And smoking can sometimes cause coughing fits. Place your bud station away from the food table. A good spot is a communicable area such as a dining room or living room.
Know your audience! Not everyone has the capacity to comfortably toke and drink alcohol. Give a short speech once your guests have arrived telling them about the perils of indulging in too much weed and alcohol and urge them to stick to one or the other, or be modest with their consumption. No shame or shade — it’s all about making a comfortable party environment.
Opt for a small medicated section on your food table with foods that are separate and clearly marked with dosage per serving.
An easy option that allows guests to consume to their own liking is having a tincture and cannabis-infused olive oil at your food and drink station with instructions on how to infuse and a reminder to wait at least two to three hours before consuming another dose.
Tinctures can be mixed into:
Cannabis-infused olive oil can be drizzled on: