What do we usually consider to be the best party starter? For many people it is alcohol; it’s easy to get your hands on, cheap, and it does the job of providing a little Dutch courage and helping you unwind. But who wants that next day hangover, the sickness, headaches and general feelings of doom and gloom that can last for anything up to two whole days post-party?
We are seeing more and more people opting for cannabis over beer nowadays, and while it may not seem evident at first, weed is a great party starter – as long as you go for the right strain! While you can expect little to no indica strains making these types of lists, we have a host of delicious sativa and hybrid buds that will make you the hostess with mostess before you know it!
So with party season well and truly upon us, feast your eyes on these delectable selections that will see you having the time of your life and making long-lasting memories that you will actually remember the next day!
#1 Jesus OG – The Party Animal Strain
There is no party like a Jesus OG party; with anywhere between 21 – 25% THC, this sativa is the equivalent to 10 tequila shots all at once, just without the hangover!
Jesus OG is the lovechild of Hell’s OG, Jack’s Cleaner and Space Queen, and has a distinctive taste that is both spicy and earthy, leaving a tingling sensation long after you’ve taken a drag! Similarly, the aroma is quite unlike anything else we have smelled before, with a very chemical scent that reminds us of cleaning products – this is a pretty hard-hitting strain in every way!
If you are an experienced smoker, then you will probably manage with this strain, but we wouldn’t recommend passing this one around to newbies at the party. The hit comes on hard and is both extremely physical and mental. Imagine being hit by a truck – this is similar!
While it sounds quite unpleasant, Jesus OG is renowned for its super body high and head rush that subsides and makes way for a burst of energy, as well as a relaxed body and mind: The perfect cocktail for a good party.
The effects are pretty long-lasting and make an incredible strain to carry you through to the wee hours of the morning! Just make sure you have doubled up on party snacks, because Jesus OG will have you munching your way through every bowl of chips in no time!
#2 Chocolope – The Happy Guest Strain
Whether you are the host or an attendee, Chocolope makes the ideal strain to get you into the party mindset. This sativa-dominant strain is pretty potent, with 18-21% THC and a boatload of sativa traits that will see you rocking out all night.
Similarly to Jesus OG, we don’t recommend beginners try Chocolope, and even those well-seasoned smokers should take caution here. Chocolope has been known to deliver quite an intense stoned feeling that could be unpleasant if you’re not prepared!
Perfect for those pre-party anxieties and nerves, this is a relaxing mental strain that hits with a rich chocolaty flavor and sweetness that makes it super delicious to smoke. You can expect a boost in confidence and mega euphoria; in the perfect doses, this will make you the happiest person at the party without a doubt!
#3 Sour Lemon OG – The Social Butterfly Strain
So now that we have had a couple of hard-core party strains, we think it’s time for something a little more low-key; enter Sour Lemon OG, the fruity strain that will leave you super social without any overkill highs!
Sour Lemon OG is the sativa cross of California Sour and Lemon OG, and it has become world famous for its fresh and fruity flavor that is unlike anything else we have tasted! Imagine all the flavors of a sour apple with an aroma to match, and you have Sour Lemon OG.
This sativa-dominant hybrid packs an average 15-17% and is a favorite strain amongst those looking to get a lot done! It is ideal for party atmospheres, as you can expect to feel relaxed and energized all at once. For a high that won’t see you passed out in a corner somewhere, we love this social butterfly strain!
#4 Durban Cookies – The High-Energy Strain
Durban Cookies is a wonderful all-rounder strain that provides an insatiable lust to party coupled with a clear and chilled out mental state to see you through the night! This sativa-dominant hybrid is a cross between Durban Poison and Girl Scout Cookies, and offers a moderate 17% THC!
Especially good if you are being dragged along to a party you never wanted to attend, Durban Cookies will leave you uplifted and raring to go, meeting new friends and being the life and soul of the whole shindig!
DC isn’t the easiest strain to source, but it is well worth the extra effort as not only is the effect super long-lasting, but it is also one of our favorite tastes, with warm vanilla and a nutty undertone that is super sweet and moreish! You would be crazy not to share the love with this strain, especially if you want to make friends for life!
#5 Strawberry – The Third Wheel Strain
We’ve all been there, right? You get invited to a party and end up being the third wheel and knowing nobody! Well, Strawberry is your ticket to a good time. With an easy-going high that is both relaxing and joyful, you will be circulating before you know it!
The origins of Strawberry are a mystery even to this day, with many speculations about its parentage; we are still in the dark when it comes to the exact background. However what we do know is enough to make this one of the most desirable strains on the market. With 15-18% THC and a perfect balance between indica and sativa, it makes for the ideal high regardless of your experience!
One thing that makes Strawberry stand out is its delectable aroma and taste; think freshly picked strawberries and cream. The flavor – and smell – of each drag will overcome your senses with sweet and fruity bliss!
Strawberry is a great strain to treat anxiety, and is ideal if you are a nervous partygoer! You will be provided with a new sense of confidence that will see you ditching your third wheel status in no time!
Final Thoughts on our Top Strains for a Killer Party
Going to a party isn’t always as easy as it should be, especially if you’re not in the socializing mood! But consider ditching the booze in exchange for one of our favorite party strains and see how much fun can be had!
Let us know which is your favorite bud to let loose with!