We know, it's your party and you can get drunk if you want to, but if you want to actually remember how awesome your party was, stay sober. More than a few missteps can occur when you're lit and lucidity escapes you. Once all of your guests are gone, you'll have to deal with the consequences of your drunken stupor.

Say you get a knock from that neighbor you forgot to invite at 2 am. You're piss drunk and you exchange some not so nice words. You've just waltzed your way into a very uncomfortable living situation from now until the foreseeable future. Alternatively, if you're drunk you may unintentionally do something to offend one of your guests or just lose total control over the party altogether. Enjoy the liquor, but ration out small portions throughout the night and save getting ratchet for when the party is at someone else's spot. You want to be able to tell people about how awesome your party was without having to scroll through Twitter statuses and Instagram pictures to see what went down; trust.