Everyone loves a good party. Traditionally, the average classy party entails fine wine and dining. But as cannabis legalization has caught on, the number of events incorporating cannabis consumption is at an all-time high.
When you hear the term ‘events incorporating cannabis,’ that doesn’t mean the kind of weed parties you had in your college days that typically involved passing around a joint and sharing a bag of potato chips. We’re talking about a classier affair. The kind that incorporates exquisite décor, great food, and the best cannabis products on the market.
If you’re ready to host your first classy cannabis party, use this guide for tips that will undoubtedly help you throw an unforgettable party.
Tips for Hosting a Classy Cannabis Party
Send a Formal Invitation
This isn’t your average college party; it’s a classic cannabis affair. And like any other chic party, it starts with a formal invitation. A formal invitation can make your cannabis party feel special. It also presents a good opportunity to set the stage.
Make sure you don’t invite too many people to keep things intimate and don’t forget to state that you’ll be serving cannabis products. It is also advisable to stress that all guests who’ll be indulging should arrange a ride home. This helps promote safety and leaves you with fewer intoxicated guests who’ll probably have to crash at your place.
Choose a Stylish Theme
Just because you’re hosting a cannabis party doesn’t mean your theme has to be centered around weed. Try getting a little creative with it. For example, you can host a mob-themed party and then integrate cannabis as part of it.
Other themes you can use include the roaring 20s, 90s hip-hop, or college throwback. No matter what your theme is, the trick is to integrate cannabis into the party without letting it take center stage. After all, you don’t want your classy party looking cliché, do you?
So you should try combining both elements to create a unique look. Alternatively, you can choose a theme that already integrates cannabis. A good example is a costume party where everybody dresses as their favorite stoner movie character.
Choose Your Strains Wisely
The best thing about weed is that it comes in many different strains, each suited for specific occasions. Some strains make people more relaxed and less social, so you’ll want to avoid those ones. Instead, go for energizing and mood-uplifting strains like Sour Diezel and Super Silver Haze.
Sativas work great for setting a lively environment, so stick to them to keep your guests conversational and in motion. But, if you want to keep everyone chilled out, go for indicas. They work great for cozy settings, especially in small gatherings. You can also throw in a few hybrids to keep things interesting.
Choose the Right Décor and Entertainment
What’s a party without décor? Decorations go a long way in setting the right mood for your cannabis party. That said, you should ensure that your décor matches your theme. For example, neon steamers work great for 80s themes, and strobe lights do magic for disco themes.
If you’re hosting your party outdoors, offer blankets in case the party lasts long into the night. And since it’s a classy event, consider lighting a fire to give the party a touch of elegance. You can also use colorful plates, tablecloths, and napkins to accentuate your theme.
Another element of a classy cannabis party is entertainment. When it comes to entertainment, nothing sets the mood better than music. You’ll want music that goes with your theme. If you choose an 80s theme, then 80s music, coupled with a few mellow tunes and new school music to balance it out, could work out great.
Whichever music you choose to go with, make sure it’s neither too loud nor too soft. If it’s too loud, people won’t hear each other, and if it’s too soft, it won’t be able to get the party going. For the best results, you should hire a professional DJ. Professional DJs can read the party’s mood and choose music to either cool or hype the vibe. This way, you’ll be able to maintain the fun vibes all through the event. You might also consider adding games to keep your guests active and entertained.
Have the Right Equipment on Hand
A cannabis party is basically a large congregation of stoners. And you know what stoners need – lots of bongs, pipes, and maybe a few rolling tables, depending on the size of the event.
As you’re preparing to host a classy cannabis party, consider setting up a few stations where people can choose their favorite cannabis products. This can include a table with different strains of cannabis flower and another with edibles for people who don’t smoke. And since you’re dealing with a wide variety of people with different tolerance limits and possible allergies, you should make sure everything is labeled with important information like THC content and ingredients.
In addition to providing rolling stations and edible buffets, you should also provide several pipes and bongs so your guests can get a rip of their favorite strains. A few rolling papers can also come in handy for people who prefer rolling their own weed.
That said, all this wouldn’t be possible without lots of weed. You can always buy it yourself, but if you want to keep the expenditure to a minimum, consider asking your guests to bring some of their favorite cannabis products to share.
Practice Safe Sessions
The whole purpose of a party is for people to enjoy themselves. But you also need to consider their safety while they’re at it. For starters, never throw a cannabis party with kids around. This way, you don’t have to worry about them accidentally ingesting something they shouldn’t.
Additionally, never let anyone under the influence of marijuana drive themselves home. If they don’t have a designated driver, offer to have them stay the night or help them sober up with some food, water, or physical activity.
Also, if there are newbies around, make sure to keep an eye on them to check for any negative reactions.
Provide a Tasty Food and Drink Menu
Weed is synonymous with the munchies, and nothing satisfies the munchies better than tasty snacks. That’s why a food menu is so important. You’ll want to have a variety of snacks to satisfy your guest’s cravings.
Appetizers, in particular, go well with any weed party. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to include things like jalapeno peppers, chips and dip, nachos, and other finger food. You can also serve other tasty treats like crackers, finger sandwiches, and hot wings. Make sure your appetizers are easy to handle and eat.
Since it’s a classy party, you’ll also want to serve meals. While you’re at it, consider foods that stoners generally love when they’re high. Everybody loves pizza, so make sure it’s on the menu. Other foods like burritos, hamburgers, and hot dogs work too.
You should also have a diverse drink menu full of refreshing beverages like fruit punch, soda, and juice. That said, it’s not a good idea to serve alcohol since it doesn’t pair well with cannabis, especially for new users and those with low tolerance.
Set Up Your Place Properly
People are always drawn to specific areas at a party. And since we’re talking about a cannabis party, where most of your guests will have the munchies, you can be sure they’ll be hanging around the bar and kitchen.
And like any other party, people will want to socialize and engage in other activities, and they can’t all fit in those areas. Therefore, place a few tasty snacks all over the place, so your guests don’t have to run to the kitchen every time they get the munchies.
That said, the kind of arrangement you choose all comes down to the type of party and layout you choose. For the best results, you should set up different areas for edibles, flowers, concentrates, and other cannabis products. While you’re at it, make sure these areas have ample space so people can socialize while they indulge.
Best Strains for a Classy Cannabis Party
Chocolope is the perfect strain to get your guests into the party mindset. This Sativa-dominant strain is pretty potent, with a THC content of 18 to 21 percent. It is a cross between Chocolate Thai Sativa and Cannalope Haze Sativa, whose unique genetics make it a favorite among users looking for a pick-me-up.
Its mentally-relaxing effects, coupled with its sweet flavor, provide a pleasant smoking experience. Your guests can expect a boost in confidence and euphoria, and if this strain taken in the right dose, they will be pretty happy at the party.
This Sativa-dominant strain is a cross between Jack the Ripper and Hell’s OG. It has a distinctive taste that is predominantly earthy with hints of spice. This distinctive flavor combination offers a tingling sensation that is felt long after use.
Like Chocolope, Jesus OG has a high THC content ranging from 17 to 25 percent. It also contains just 0.5 percent CBD, so don’t expect the CBD to counteract the THC. Due to its high THC content, you should probably ward your less-experienced guests off this strain.
That said, the more experienced stoners at your party can enjoy their super body high and head rush. These effects eventually subside, paving the way for a burst of energy. And to top it all off, your guests will feel the effects for hours, giving them more staying power.
You should keep your kitchen and snack tables stocked up because Jesus OG induces strong munchies.
If you’re planning a hyped-up cannabis party, then Durban Cookies should definitely be on your flower table. This strain provides you with an insatiable lust to party, coupled with a clear and chilled mental state that can give your guests the energy to stay through the night and meet new friends.
Durban Cookies is a Sativa-dominant hybrid and a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison. It has a pretty high THC content ranging from 17 to 26 percent. Plus,nnnnnnnnny its warm vanilla flavor coupled with a nutty undertone provides an exceptionally sweet and moreish aftertaste.
Sour Lemon OG
Sour Lemon OG is one of the best social strains out there. This Sativa-dominant hybrid is a cross between Lemon OG and California Flower, which are both known for their energizing effects. It will therefore leave your guests feeling social without an overwhelming sense of intoxication. Its fresh and fruity flavor, coupled with a moderate THC content of 15 to 17 percent. This makes it suitable for novice and adept smokers.
It’s called Strawberry, so it’s got to be delicious. This strain is known for its delectable aroma and taste that reminds you of picked strawberries and cream.
Strawberry serves as a perfect third-wheel strain for all your guests who don’t know anybody else at the party. A few whiffs of this strain will leave them relaxed, joyful, and eager to make new friends.
Its origins are still unknown, but it is thought to be originally bred in the Netherlands. It provides a perfect balance between Indica and Sativa. And with a moderate THC content ranging from 15 to 18 percent, even the less-experienced cannabis users at your party can indulge.
Hawaiian Haze Sativa Flower
This easygoing Sativa strain is a perfect choice for evening parties. Its energizing and creative effects accentuate its value as a party strain since it makes people generally social and talkative. And as its name suggests, it has a topical flavor that might just remind your guests of a long day at the beach.
On the downside, it has a high THC content of about 26 percent. So the newbies at your party might not like the intense body high it provides.
The Bottom Line
A classy cannabis party is one where everyone has fun but practices moderation as well. Thus, you should keep a close eye on your guests to make sure that they do not over-indulge. You should also pick the right strains to keep people in the mood for socializing.