Parties are a good opportunity to showcase who you are in a semi-controlled manner. And it doesn’t matter if you’re the one throwing it or attending it, as there are slightly different rules of engagement but the end goal is always the same.
But to this end, one thing you want to be very specific about when inside the party scene is to convey your personality correctly, and the five following tips will help you do that.
Be Discerning About Alcohol
After you’re 21, the rules change a bit about social engagements, because alcohol is going to be involved. Always be smart about drinking at other people’s parties, but when you’re the one throwing it, you have to be particularly discerning about the types of alcohol you serve, for instance serving American Bourbon. Different people in different social segments will expect different things, and you have to know what you’re getting into both in terms of culture and expense, as alcohol can get really expensive very quickly in several cases.
Have Some Games Ready
Party games are important because they can help pick up the energy that can get lagging in different phases of the event. Read about a few party games and then learn when to throw them into the mix. Also, it’s important to be appropriate. Adult party games are much different from ones designed for teenagers or youngsters. If there have been games in the past that were successful, stick with those first, and then if they don’t work, bring some brand-new ones into the mix to get the energy level and sense of activity back up where it needs to be.
Pick Party Times Wisely
Whether you’re throwing a party or attending one, timing is crucial. Read up about party time etiquette, and realize things like when and if you should be late, or when you should expect people to start showing up if you’ve invited them at a certain starting time.
Trust Popular Clothing Advice
When it comes to party clothes, it’s probably best to trust the experts. There are plenty of articles available, in fact there are probably several every day, to tell you what to where and why, and how to wear it for which kinds of events. Look through pictures to see what other people in your demographic are wearing and swing with that.
Read Up On Interpersonal Skills
One final consideration to be able to show off your personality at parties is that how you want to come across is often a matter of presentation, and in order to do that right, you should read up a bit on the psychology of person-to-person communication, so that you understand what you’re up against.