One of the key elements in any party planning is the venue: it has to be suitable for the event itself, meet the expectations of the guests or attendees, be big enough for everyone invited but not too big so that the event seems proportionate to the place, as well as countless other considerations. It goes without saying that there are as many different types of venues as there are parties and events. Many people like to celebrate the weekend by going to bars with live music—a treat for those who love a good drink and appreciate the traditional bar atmosphere enlivened by a band or live performer. For the more modern-minded, there are countless nightclubs, mostly with a DJ and recorded music, but sometimes live performances as well. (You can read more about nightclubs and clubbing under the “Nightclubs” tab.)
There are also many special event venues, such as concert halls, auditoriums, theaters, and banquet halls, which are conducive to various music shows and performances, plays, special events like wedding receptions, or corporate parties and events.
Teenagers in particular also often host house parties, which are, as the name suggests, held at a particular person’s house. This is particularly attractive to many because they don’t have to worry about reserving a third-party venue—although it does come with its downsides, particularly if you have valuables in your house and you don’t personally know everyone in attendance, or simply if someone has too much to drink.
Whatever your favorite way to spend the weekend, one thing is for sure: there are a great many alternatives to staying at home and moping all alone (of course, it’s a different story if you’re at home with your family). So get out there, and have fun!