5 ways to deal with party crashers

Hosting a party, no matter the type, is a herculean and painstaking task. You have to provide food, security and even shelter for your guests. Generally, you just want the day to pass by smoothly without any hiccups. However, as typical of parties in a city like Lagos, you can scarcely host a gig without somebody gate crashing.

At Jumia Travel, we recognise that party crashers are a pain that must be checked. We have therefore gathered five ways to firmly deal with them.

  1. Plan ahead

You should always expect gatecrashers at your party because they will always come around. You are the one that will determine the outcome of your party by putting impregnable measures in place to stop these gatecrashers.

  1. Hire security

Don’t organise a party without a level of security presence. This will send a signal to gatecrashers that they are not welcomed. When your valuables go missing, it is very likely it has been snatched by an uninvited guest.  Thus, ensure that security men or bouncers work throughout the duration of the party. These gatecrashers usually come around when entry to the party is relaxed.

  1. Use no IV, no entry

Inform your invited guests they should come with their invitation card. Don’t compromise this conviction except you can identify them which you may probably not have time for. You can add that the IV admits five people because Nigerians always come with their friends or families.

  1. Ask them to leave

There is no way you can stop all gatecrashers from accessing your party. At the same time, you can identify them via their embarrassing actions. Don’t hesitate to ask them who they are. If they can’t give you a concrete or convincing answer, politely ask them to leave. If they refuse, call your security men to kick them out.

  1. Wristband

Today, wristbands are used to grant access to a club or party. So, whoever is not wearing the wristband is automatically a gatecrasher or an uninvited guest.

Contributed by Adeniyi Ogunfowoke, PR Associate, Jumia Travel

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