Become the highest host(ess) after reading these tips for partying with the plant.
The dawn of cannabis entertaining is upon us, and it isn’t as simple as putting out some weed brownies and calling it a day. Entertaining while also getting our guests perfectly high is an art all its own, and we’re inviting you to the master class.
First and foremost, we should decide how we want to infuse our party. We can simply have buds, bongs, and/or joints available for guests if we’re super old school. A healthier crowd might prefer to offer a vaporizer, bag-style vapes are best for a crowd, and some healthy infused treats. For those of us throwing a classy affair, or those hosts that just love to throw down in the kitchen, we can infuse our evening’s food and beverages with deliciously balanced cannabinoids and terpenes. This sort of application takes some knowledge of cooking and cannabis, but there are some edibles available that make it easier. For example, infused sugars can be put around the rim of a glass for a creative and easy approach to a cannabis infused menu.
As much as we think we can do it all, no host will be able to properly explain the potency of the cannabis they’re serving to every guest before their partake. Because of this, be sure to label everything. If cannabis nuggets are on a platter, place a little placard next to them with the cultivar name and potency percentages. This is also important for wax, distillates, and other high potency concentrates. For edibles, the strain name and potency should be labeled alongside a recommended dose. At a party we don’t just want to eat one tiny cube of a brownie, so a 5 mg dose or smaller is ideal so that we can grab two or three (some might say four or five). Label everything to avoid someone eating, smoking, or dabbing too much and passing out in the middle of the party, nothing kills a vibe more.
Once we’ve planned the menu and labeled our spread it’s time to contemplate the safety of our offerings. This comes into play from multiple perspectives. If there are children invited, the cannabis should all be kept in an enclosed area locked from the main room to avoid any children get ahold of some cannabis. Aside from being sure it’s child safe, we must not buy any product that isn’t tested for the full suite of contaminants. We cannot subject our guests to flower, edibles, or wax that hasn’t been tested to ensure public safety. Lastly, be sure to keep rations at hand. When we eat lots of edibles our body uses energy to digest them, that’s why we can feel super spent mentally and physically after they wear off. Having a fruit plate and other healthy carbs available as well as lots of water will ensure guests are feeling high and healthy as the party goes on into the night.
Having a recreational cannabis dispensary around makes it much easier to play with how we serve cannabis at a party. But don’t forget to follow these safety tips to make sure it goes off without a hitch. Afterall, nobody wants to spend their own party babysitting someone who accidentally ate 100 mg of THC on an empty stomach. So remember, label everything and keep the rations at hand for a party that is truly ‘elevated’.
Cara began working in the retail cannabis industry of San Francisco, CA in 2011 and continued in that sector for years. In 2015 she put down her budtender hat and dedicated herself to writing full-time. Her passion for the written word and deep respect for the healing properties of the cannabis plant fuel the passion in her posts.