Attending parties can be great fun. The experience of dining and drinking with your friends has no parallels. Also, parties act as a medium of finding your long lost friends and gelling up the bond once again. However, there may be times when you land up in an alien party, knowing no one. These times can be challenging, especially for someone who is an introvert. If you are willing to try, here are ways to cope with such situations.
7. Arrive early:
The best way to plan your survival in a party where every second person is unknown to you is through arriving early at the party. On arriving early, you end up graduating more as an organizer than participant. As people begin arriving on the scene with time, you can receive them at the entrance, probably acting more as a host than a guest. This will help you in getting noticed by the others and people will approach you themselves.
6. Finding your types:
There is every possibility that many others similar to you are part of the party. Maybe, they are also seeking some companionship to make merry. You must keep your eyes and ears open and approach them soon, before they return back to their cars.
5. Lend a helping hand:
It becomes difficult at times to locate drinks or snacks in a crowded gathering. If you arrive on the scene well before time, you can acquire better knowledge about the scheme of things. Your help in locating the bar or eating zone can win you many friends. In fact, people will appreciate your gesture and introduce you to their companions too. But, you must not be too forceful in advising them about the kind of whisky or vodka they should take a shot at. This way, you can be more of a liability than help.
4. Approach others:
Approaching strangers can be a tough nut to crack, especially when you are dealing with people high on booze and low on consciousness. But, picking up the right moments and getting familiar with the people is the most important thing in such an hour. Introduce yourself gently and exchange pleasantries. But, you must not sound too aggressive or desperate for company – akin to a person dying to make friends on a lonely desert.
3. Dance to the party tune:
Parties, especially late night bashes thrown by youngsters get more crowded as the clock ticks on. There are more people on the dance floor and even more around the bar counter. And, if you are someone accosting your good friend to the party where you are barely acquainted with anyone, time can get tough on you. But, the best way to enter the mood of the party is by landing on the dance floor and tapping your feet to the latest music scores. What can really help you grove is two tequila shots – of course if you are willing.
2. Talk what everyone else is talking:
The best way to befriend unknowns at a party is by engaging in some talks which interest all. For instance, if there’s a bunch of guys around, the best conversation you can have with them is on sports. Undoubtedly, people will take up to the conversation easily if the topics are to their interest. So, the next time you get stuck up in a conversation; introduce a relevant topic to charge up the dull atmosphere.
1. Booze is the way:
Booze is the right way to go about gelling with the right people (sometimes wrong too). Not only does it help you to relive your inhibitions, but it can also transcends your introvert nature into that of an extrovert’s, within a matter of few vodka gulps. Although, binge drinking can also set up the wrong track for you, it all depends on your social drinking habits. You should know the best way to hold your glass or your beer bottle while in a conversation. Maintain your sobriety, and if you’re a non-drinker, impressing people with booze might just turn down everyone around.