Registering your party with the police gives them the chance to supply advice and resources to help in organising a safe and lawful event. It also ensures that if things do go wrong on the night, police have the information necessary to quickly and effectively deal with any issues. Make entrance to the party by invitation only, so there are only people you know and want at your party and to discourage gatecrashers. Avoid using the internet, SMS, email distribution lists, online notice boards, social networking sites or word of mouth to advertise your party. Make the start and finish times clear on your invitation. encourage parents to collect their children or for guests to make arrangements for safe transport home at the end. Use the partysafe non-reusable identification wristbands that you can get from your local police station after you have registered your party to make identification of invited guests easier. Make sure that any out-ofbounds areas are adequately secured. Remember it is your party and you have the right to set the standard of acceptable behaviour and see that it is maintained. As the host, you may be legally liable if a guests causes damage to property. Consider what type of supervision or security you need for your party? How many do you need? Are they going to check attendees off a list, stop excess alcohol being brought in and deal with uninvited or unruly people.