Liar! Liar! Parents on fire.

Liar! Liar! Parents on fire.

    Liar! Liar! Parents on fire. Some adults are so fake, I fear what they’re teaching our kids. Busy B I was booked to guard a high-risk 16th birthday in Melbourne’s north. With 130 guests (and counting), the host mother agreed to one of my prior party safety assessments. The catch? Her ‘busy schedule’…

Putting us all at risk

  Putting us all at risk Sometimes, despite your best efforts, so-called ‘grown-ups’ still let you down. By the numbers Last month I worked an event in Melbourne’s east. As always, I conducted my pre-party assessment with the host parent. This saw us discuss the usual things, including: Security management options. Alcohol control. Gatecrashers. One…

Shouldering on

  Shouldering on Some think security staff just crack heads and refuse shoes. Last Saturday’s party showed such dated tactics comprise the least of my holistic service. Crash tackle The party location was in Melbourne’s affluent inner east. But the upmarket postcode was no deterrent to two Caucasian gang members (possibly Blood Drill Killers or…

liquor control laws have changed

Liquor control laws have changed

Liquor Control Laws Have Changed New Laws, New Service Did you know that liquor control laws just changed? If you’re planning a party, you sure need to. This is a big deal.   Click here to download Fair warning Yesterday, changes to Victoria’s Liquor Control Reform Act mean a parent hosting an event at their…

Teens lie to hire out rentals

Teens ‘lie’ to hire out rentals as councils crackdown on hiring public venues for parties     Councils across Melbourne are “banning” parents and teens from hiring public venues for parties, a security expert says. Naomi Oakley, managing director of U-Nome Security, says councils tightening up on hiring out halls and venues for parties contributed…

Its Not You Its them

It’s not you: it’s them! You’re not imagining it: kids really are going feral. They’re doing worse stuff, and more of it. And when they get caught, they’re blaming everyone except themselves. Especially the hosts of the events they wreck. And their parents believe every word. So, if you plan to host a teen party,…

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.…