It’s summertime, so socializing and cold beverages are at all-time yearly highs while furnace sales and vitamin deficiencies are at all-time lows. Whenever the months shift into the heat, we seem to find more time for one another and commit more of our precious time to getting outside with friends, family and colleagues. We’re not sure what is the root cause for this - we humans are just hardwired to have fun in the sun whenever it shines - but one thing is absolutely sure: weed can turn any summer day into a party.
Have you ever had a weed party idea during your last toke with your blokes, but then when you tried to remember it the next day it was all lost to the haze? Fear not avid pothead! Haute Health has put together a list of some of the dopest weed party ideas, the highest & most hazy smoke session ideas, the chillest stoner party games and what to put in your most coveted weed party favor bags ever.
The only thing you need to bring to this party is the weed itself, we’ve done all the party planning for you. Put on some shorts, slip into some flip-flops, don your favorite Hawaiian shirt and maybe throw on a hemp sun hat - we’re getting you set on the best weed party ideas, 4/20 food ideas and stoner party games to enjoy this summer.
If you’re going to host a chill smoke sesh or throw an edible-and-beat dropping banger, you need a good theme to put the finishing touches on your weed party idea. The theme doesn’t have to be overly complicated - besides, the weed party idea itself is already themed around mutual love for marijuana. Decorations of pot leaves, 4/20 emblems, psychedelic art, even glow-in-the-dark wall-hangings can enhance the trippy vibes of your party if that’s what you’re going for.
On another note, you can choose to create a very chill, relaxing and zen-like environment that is perfect for spacing out on some edibles. Why not create an entire household hotbox by hanging towels or blankets around every window and door (remember to turn off your A/C or furnace and close the vents too!). If you’re a fan of stargazing - and who isn’t when the THC kicks in - maybe taking your party outside is the best vibe to suit your crowd.
This is just a sampling of ideas for a good weed party theme, there really are no limits on the kinds of cannabis get-togethers you can host. If you’re struggling to settle on a theme because there are just too many good ideas, here’s a checklist of things you should prioritize in order to pick the right place, the right time and the right theme for a an awesome weed party:
Does your location have good qualities for indoor AND outdoor hangouts? Don’t forget, the best weed party ideas are hybridized in-and-out locations in case of things like bad weather (“head inside”) or overcrowding (“let’s go outside for a bit”).
Are there both busy and quiet zones for guests to seek out? Not everybody achieves the same high, nor do they reach their peaks at the same times, so it’s very important to have quiet, stimulus-free areas for people to relax in or places that are full of interaction for when your guests are feeling the buzz.
What are the natural color palettes of your party? What colors, textures or shapes can enhance the looks & feels of your space? Try to take advantage of your incredible deck view or the feng-shui of your interior design by complimenting them with additional decorations, furniture placement, ambience and more.
Safety first! Can you control the entrances/exits and manage your group of stoners if anything goes awry? Site safety might not seem a big part of the party theme, but you can avoid some the dangers of a group of people getting high by theming your party around vibing to music in a designated area, hosting a stoner movie party or keeping people in a manageable part of your location.
Taking your weed party mobile? Go for a hike or fun walk through a park, just make sure to designate a guide. Going mobile with your group of psychonauts can be tricky and is definitely not for the faint-of-heart, but it also makes for an awesome trip (literally). Be sure to designate a few people to refrain from getting high so that they can guide your party around, point out interesting things and keep the group happy & healthy.
What describes your vision for your weed party? Try to settle on one-word or one-phrase that captures the essence of your weed party: i.e. “finding zen” for your mountainside meditation smoke session idea, or “chasing the cosmic faeries” can help to bring your psychedelic dab-rig party to this reality.
These aren’t all of the weed party theme considerations you have to make before kicking off a memorable marijuana hangout, but by thinking of these kinds of elements you can avoid certain things and capitalize on others. Oftentimes party planning can kill the fun of the party itself, so don’t over-prioritize the details or creative construction of your stoner event. Sometimes the best weed party ideas are spontaneous, chaotic and mysterious but they lead to some of the most memorable hangouts. Of course, one of the best ways to plan a particularly dope weed party? Get high and let the cannabinoids fuel your next great weed party.
Now that we’ve schooled you in the trademarks of a good weed party, let’s puff-puff-pass along some of the dopest weed party ideas we’ve come across here at Haute Health. Some of these are downright silly, others are eclectic, and many more can be a little over-the-top in terms of planning or execution. With that said, these weed party ideas are meant to get you started in your quest to host the perfect cannabis event.
Home Baked Edibles Party
Put some aprons on your guests and DIY some dope edibles together! All you need is a kitchen to fit your group, lots of mixing bowls & utensils, grandma’s old recipe book and a jar full of buds! Makes for a fun, messy, creative and unique kind of weed party idea.
Weed & Wine Party
This is a very popular mode of partaking in cannabis for those more refined, esteemed guests of yours. Combine some horderves, fine wine and fancy dress codes to create a truly debonair doobie hangout.
Buds & Brews Party
On the more casual, classic side of the cannabis party coin is an old fashioned “craft beer and weed” tasting party. This is more rustic, with lots of wood trays and bowls full of beers to sample, buds to smoke and edibles to snack on. Host this kind of party outside with a campfire, patio lanterns and badminton or horse-shoes to truly capture the comforts of this kind of weed party
Psychedelic Trivia Party
Theme it be Star Wars or Harry Potter knowledge if you want, but we’d suggest challenging yourself and your guests by getting ripped out of your minds and then trying to answer questions about one another. This is a lot of fun and leads to unstoppable bouts of laughter - plus everyone gets to submit their questions and answers in a fun, personalized manner. If that’s too much work, just pull out the old trivial pursuit or make your own ‘Mary J-eopardy’ board!
No Worries, No Obstacles Course Party
This one is a lot of fun but requires a bit of elbow grease and attentiveness from your guests, so make sure they’re not planning on getting couch-locked if you’re hosting this kind of party. Set up a bunch of funny games and obstacles for your high-guests to make their way through, with weed to smoke, eat, drink or dab at the end for rewards. Another must with this idea: get it all on camera, it’s going to be more hilarious than you could have ever imagined.
Nothing vibes better with cannabis & friends than some good tunes. Whether you host a rastafarian Bob Marley music event, some classic rock or hair metal, or go with a more modern hip-hop/rap groove it’s easy to please stoners with some loud music. To make this a bit more unique and memorable, try to include live music or let your guests sing a-la-karaoke or ‘battle of the bands’.
You might be asthmatic, or maybe you live in a region where wildfires are as synonymous with summer as the beach (unfortunately). If so, you’re probably not fixing on the smoke session idea for your next marijuana hangout. That’s alright because cannabis comes in many forms, so just have an oil tasting or edible appetizer platter instead. However, if you are like most stoners getting together, you’re always trying to one up each other’s smoke session ideas.
The hallmarks of a good smoke sesh are pretty well-known: potent buds, variety of smoking implements, trippy decorations, stimulating environment, enough munchies to feed a village, etc. To take your smoke session idea to the next tier of stoner excellence, try a few of these unique sessions:
Bob Ross & Chill
Ever tried painting a ‘happy little tree’ on a canvas while tripping on edibles? With some chill music, a serene environment and enough weed to inspire a room full of stoners, group painting to Bob Ross videos can be a one-of-a-kind spiritual experience.
Darth Vapor Vs Luke Skytoker
If you’re more a Trekky then switch the title to ‘The Wrath of Kush’. Either way, this one involves glow-sticks (or lightsabers), a bunch of vapes and a bunch of blunts. Now comes the fun part: put on some epic symphonic music (John Williams is best) and have your own war for galactic supremacy: vapes vs joints. See who can smoke theirs the fastest, compare smoke/vape rings, or whatever competition comes to mind.
Camping in these transparent domes has become all the rage for many modern outdoors people, so why not take advantage of these easy-to-set-up, perfect for hotboxing yurts? You can be in the middle of the wilderness or just in your backyard, either way you’re primed for a solid hotbox sesh alongside some tunes, stargazing and good times.
You know what is often overlooked but can make-or-break a successful summer stoner party? Bad games, or… dare we even say it… no games at all! Here are some must-have stoner party games to keep people engaged and wakeful at your next weed party:
Pass The Dutchie To The Lefthand Side Musical Chairs
Your resident ‘DJ friend’, some chairs and a whole lot of bodacious bud strains is all you need to have fun with this spin on musical chairs. The rules are simple: walk or dance around the chairs until the music stops, and anyone who scores a seat gets a hit of a random bowl/joint/dab.
Bob (Marley) For Apples / Apple Bong Carving Contest
This one is more suited to the Fall, but listening to Bob Marley, bobbing for apples then seeing who can carve & smoke out of their very own apple bong is beyond fun (and hilarious to watch a bunch of stoners dunking themselves in water for those ‘slippery apples’).
Before you raise your eyebrows in alarm, we’ll start by saying we don’t recommend you put a whole joint in every cup (trust us, we tried it and the game didn’t make it past a few ping-pong tosses). The rules are the same as beer pong, just put a smidgen of nugs or pre-ground in each cup and have your pipes or bongs ready at hand. If you lose at Canna Pong because you’re the highest, are you not kind of a winner as well?
Because this section could end up droning on forever and ever as our minds play off our stomachs, we’ll just refer you to one of our recent blogs about some amazing and weird munchies ideas. Any good 4/20 food ideas will prioritize variety, so be sure to have a little bit of everything - because the munch works in mysterious ways.
Putting a bow on any weed party idea or crowning a champion for a competitive stoner party game requires a selection of some sick weed party favor bags. Of course, most times these will just have some weed for the road in them, but you can jazz them up a bit by including some of these fun, thoughtful or puzzling items as well:
High Potency CBD
The “cannabis hangover” affects people very differently (or not at all in many cases), but offering your guests a high potency CBD capsule, gummy or small vial of oil can be a very thoughtful way of helping your guests to come down from being too high.
Grinders, rolling papers, lighters, vape cartridges or just some cannabis swag that has your guest’s name on it goes a long way.
Send your guests home with some cannabis-infused caviar if you hosted a Wine & Weed party, or maybe some Doritos & Taquitos if your friends are more comfort-food people. Maybe throw in some mints or gum too to promote good hygiene - no offense to us who suffer from ‘smoker’s mouth’.
Quotes, Literature or Art Keepsakes
A lot of stoners are willing to wax philosophical at any given time, especially when they’re high. So, weed party guests will probably appreciate some thought-provoking, insightful or mysterious quotes, poems, lyrics or art pieces that fit into their weed party favor bags.
Auction Off Your Props!
We don’t recommend making your stoned guests actually bring out their wallets (they probably lost them by now anyway). Offering your friends, family and colleagues a prop or decoration from the party not only makes them happy but also makes clean-up easier for you the host!
Something Holographic or Psychedelic
Ever had a long bus ride, Uber lift or maybe even a flight after attending a dope party but you didn’t have much to occupy yourself with? We’ve found that one of the most popular items we give to guests in our weed party favor bags is trippy, psychedelic pictures, keychains or some kind of holographic/glow-in-the-dark book.
There you have it! Some weed party theme ideas, stoner party games, 4/20 food ideas and weed party favor bags to get your party planning off and running. As always, if you’ve got some wicked ideas or stories of your own legendary cannabis parties then hit us up on social media. Thank you to anyone who offered some of their ideas for this article, and we’ll surely have more blogs that you - our beloved customers - can offer your submissions in the near future. Until then, party on Wayne! Party on, Garth!