Chase to the cut

Look sharp!     Chase to the cut You probably realise machetes (see above) and teen parties don’t mix. Some kids, however, actually need this truth spelt out to them.   Blade runner I’d been contracted to secure a sixteenth birthday in Melbourne’s outer southeast. I was met by a highly stressed father at the…

Not so sweet 16

Not so sweet 16

Not So Sweet 16   Kids are getting lit.   Broken record I’ve long said that, when it comes to alcohol, 16 year olds are our trickiest group. In the last six months, things have become worse. This is a damn shame, as the solutions are straightforward and doable. All we need is the will.…

Planning is the Key to avoiding Teen Party disaster

Sandlers recommend detailed planning for Teenage Parties   WE’VE all heard the teen party horror stories featuring binge-drinking, sexual misadventure, drug overdoses, trashed homes and neighbours attacked by drunken youths. Who could forget Corey Worthington’s infamous 2008 party disaster? Then 16, Worthington electronically invited hundreds of teenagers to his parents’ Narre Warren South home while…

Asking For Trouble

Asking For Trouble The gatecrasher plague continues, forcing some party hosts to try drastic tactics. Unfortunately, the one below just makes things worse.   Invite to fight In the last six months, I’ve noticed event hosts (including parents) inviting known troublemakers to their parties. Why? Because they think that by including troublemakers from the outset,…