Alcohol and Other Drugs at KU

Party Responsibly

Responsible Party Hosting

Hosting a party at your home requires some planning and consideration for your neighbors. Here are some tips for being a responsible party host.

  • Pre-Party - Invite people you know. Have food as well as non-alcohol drinks. If you serve alcohol, obey the liquor laws — don't serve underage guests alcohol. Tell your neighbors you are having a party so they aren't surprised by all the cars, etc.
  • During the party - Stay sober. Don't have an open bar. Don't let guests wander to the neighbors' yards.
  • After the party - If there's litter, pick it up.
It is illegal in Lawrence to host social activities that allow individuals under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcohol or cereal malt beverages. Unlawfully hosting minors consuming alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage is a misdemeanor, for which the minimum fine is $1000.

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21st Birthday Celebrations

Celebrating your (or someone else's) 21st birthday? Click here for ideas on what to do and how to celebrate safely.


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