Hello Erasmus Community and all the others,
Great that you take a look at our real life stories from Budapest. Today’s topic is the House Party organized in the shared flat on Nini, Theresa, Mathieu and Javier. It was a spontaneous idea…there was no special reason for getting together, since students don’t need one, but it was great fun. It didn’t take long to plan this event.
All flatmates sat together to discuss the most important points. First, they decided which of the rooms they will “open” for the Party. Second, they agreed on the number of people each flatmate is allowed to invite. To make sure it’s getting a funny, international event, Nini also authorized Vera as organizer since she knows a lot of people from all over the world spending their semester abroad here in Budapest. To keep the overview of the number of Erasmus students who will join the house party, they created a private event on Facebook. Within two hours already 70 students confirmed. To make sure that the party doesn’t get out of control, they begged the people to ask the flat-sharing community in case they want to bring friends with them in advance. Regarding alcohol, they pointed out that everyone has to bring his/her own wine, beer and all the other loved drinks. Since they expected a higher noise in the flat, they visited their neighbors to inform them that a house party will take place in their flat. The neighbors were cooperative because they understood that students sometimes want to do their own house party abroad. On the day of the event they prepared the three biggest rooms as well as the kitchen by getting furniture out of the way. To create the same feeling as in a club they installed jukeboxes in every room playing different music genres, like Hip-Hop, Electro and Latino music. Now the party can begin….
Afterwards we asked some invited people what they liked most at the party. Here are several statements from the Erasmus students…
Anka: “I enjoyed meeting people which I haven’t seen for a long time!”
Guillaume: “I have never been to a house party crazy like this!”
Katha: “This is my greatest international experience here in Budapest!”
Gabriel: “I really liked how many different nations came together!”
Tandez: “The flat-sharing community was so relaxed and offered a really nice atmosphere!”
Unfortunately, after midnight, the police came since it was getting too loud in the flat. But the people living in this shared flat talked to them in a calm way and agreed on leaving the flat within the next 15 minutes. All party guests had no problem to move on and to continue the party at a club. All 70 people went to Instant, one of the most popular clubs here in Budapest, together.
Also have a look at our article “What activities do you share?” to get some inspiration what funny things you can do with your flatmates.
As an advice from the shared flat: Even though you are the organizer of a house party, just always be calm and enjoy your own event. And don’t be sad if the party ends earlier than planned, you can have a lot of fun in the club afterwards. And never forget to drink ;)!
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