House Party: Kid N’ Playin

Sure, partying out in civilization has its perks. You won’t break your things, your stepfather Todd doesn’t drink all the tequila, someone will make your drinks for you, and talking to strangers can be an opportunity to share your profound wisdom with other party-goers, or hear a story that comes at the perfect time in your life. That’s why we’re told not to talk to strangers while growing up — all that intellect can fire up a revolution.


However, sometimes the networking of intoxicated ideas can be problematic. You also have to shell out cash if things break, Todd can still follow you to every bar, you can get into trouble for peeing in the alleyway, and certain strangers want to talk to you about their love for ferrets over the blaring sound of Cher’s “Believe.”


That’s why you party in the comfort of your own home. You can choose the music, invite the number of people you want, ask Todd to leave for the third time, make ramen noodles, and most importantly, your cats are allowed to be there. (They never let my orange tabby into the bar with me.) Here, I got some ideas for you.


The Playlist:

SOPHIE – Ponyboy

This Scottish producer knows how to whip up an electronic masterpiece, which has led her to produce for the biggest names in rap. She recently released her debut album; it’s a masterpiece. This track is erratic and damn, does it thump.


Rico Nasty – Ice Cream

Brooklyn Boss Rico Nasty spits infernos over Kenny Beats Nintendo bit melody with non-stop ticking hi-hats and the 808 that makes you want to break the law.


Dave B. & Sango – I Rhymed King with King

Seattle reppin’ rapper Dave B ignites over Sango’s beat that samples ATL’s Da Brat’s 2000 song “That’s What I’m Looking For.”


Crash Course In Science – Flying Turns

Philly post-punk legends know how to make a dance track that sounds made with toys, well, because they do. And it’s amazing.


79.5 – Terrorize My Heart (Disco Dub)

The original is a catchy simple R&B song that reflects 79.5’s talent extremely well. But this disco dub, oh my God. It will be stuck in your head, and you will love it.


The Grub:

Bangin’ Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

  • whole jalapeno peppers
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 1 green onion finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1.5 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 slices bacon



1.) Cut the stem off each jalapeno (obviously) and cut in half lengthwise.

2.) Scrape them seeds out unless you want that burn.

3.) Combine some cream cheese, green onion, garlic powder, and cheddar cheese.

Stuff that into the jalapeno halves.

4.) Wrap each jalapeno entirely with bacon.

5.) Then stab ’em with toothpicks.

You can grill them or bake them.


To grill them, just sear them and flip them over.

To bake them, do 425 for 20 minutes.



The (underrated) French 75

  • 1 oz gin (Bombay Sapphire for a kick)
  • 3 oz champagne
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce of lemon juice



Shake, pour, garnish with a lemon — or a lemon twist, if ya fancy.