Party in style with proper etiquette
Meeting new people is easy but leaving a remarkably good first impression is not. First impression does not always last, but it is still best to assume that it does. Although New Year’s is the time to let loose and have a blast, it’s nice to celebrate it in style without looking funny and feeling awkward and embarrassed afterwards.
So follow these simple tips to party the night away in style without losing your composure.
- Do a little research about the party. Before going to any party, you should first know what type of party you are going to attend. In this case, it is a New Year’s Eve Party and many details about the party has been posted online, so take time to read about the details like the dress code, the type of crowd, food choices (if you are a picky eater or watching your diet you should do this), alcohol availability, and the activities.
- Dress to impress. The dress code of the party and the venue is an important factor to remember when choosing the right attire for the party. This New Year’s Eve party hosted by Professionals Guild requires you to don a formal attire; Classy Cocktail Dresses or Gowns for the ladies and Coat and Tie or a fine Suit for the gentlemen. Dress appropriately and avoid overdoing it so that you will look simple yet elegant.
- Arrive on time. Some people like to arrive fashionably late either to make that dramatic entrance or to assess if it’s a party or crowd they might enjoy. The problem with being late is that most of the attendees have engaged in conversations with other people and it would be difficult for you to connect with them because of the things that you have missed from the party. Arriving on time is the wisest possible way to have greater chance of knowing more people without worrying too much about what you may have missed.
- Socialize. It is always healthy to blend in with the crowd and socialize with other people, just don’t overdo it.
- Ask interesting questions and listen to what the other person says. To engage in a healthy conversation with another person you should ask questions that might interest him/her and listen to what that person has to say. Talking all night about your personal interests and achievements in life would make you look narcissistic and will drive people away from you. Learn the art of conversing with others without giving too much or too little about yourself, and letting them see that you are interested even if you are not.
- Watch your alcohol intake! Every adult singles party serves alcohol, so you should learn when to stop drinking. Know which type of drink makes you regret the next day and avoid it. If you are a type of person who has low alcohol tolerance, better not drink alcohol at all. Remember, New Year’s Eve is when you just want to have a blast, and you don’t want the alcohol take control over you.
- Give out a special phone number. A special phone number always come in handy for parties like this. Professionals Guild members has access to get a special phone number for situations like this. In the event that a potential partner turns out to be not the person you’re looking for, you can easily block his/her number and your regular phone number will remain private.
- Ask someone to dance. This is probably the most effective way of connecting to the person you have been eyeing in the party. Of course to make that person dance with you, get to know him/her first. Establish rapport with that person and then ask him/her to dance when you feel that person starts to loosen up or feel comfortable around you.
- Don’t make scoring or getting lucky your only goal. The reason why you attend a singles party is to meet new people, make friends, build a connection, and have fun. Don’t focus too much on getting the chance of hooking up with someone you meet at the party, or collecting phone numbers and email addresses. This will creep people out and you don’t want that to happen. So what if you are still single at the end of the party? The important thing is that you made new friends.
- Have fun and be fun. Stop acting like the Grinch who was forced to join the party, you chose to attend the party so you should wear your best attitude to the party. Nobody likes a Grinch in a party, so enjoy, let loose, be one with the crowd and have a good time.