How to Attend a Party Solo

Posted December 1, 2017 by JoyNoel in Novel Ideas / 1 Comment

The holiday season has descended upon us! Can you believe that it is already December?  Do you know what that means? It’s time for Christmas parties, with our friends, with co-workers and our family.  

Going to parties should be fun, but when you are single, it can be a real struggle.

That said, I’m going to give you a few tips on how to attend a Christmas party solo and rock it!!

Surviving Holiday parties solo
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Wardrobe:

Christy Pastore, fashion columnist and romance author has all of the party shoes you need this season, check them out! (The Kate Spade booties are my favorite.)

When you are going to a formal party or out for New Year’s Eve, these amazing shoes are a MUST! Christy suggests, and I agree, that all you have to do is pick up one or all of these heels and pair it with your little black dress and you will be on fire!

Now, let’s say you are going to a more casual party, or ugly sweater party. Then you need the right shirt or sweater! I personally adore ugly sweaters so much that I think they are cute. Is that weird? My favorite places to shop for holiday sweaters are Wal-Mart and Target.  You get a great bang for your buck!! Also, for the more graphic shirts I suggest etsy!

If you are a reader and you want more of a book nerd holiday shirt design you should check out my friend, Bex’s shop. Along with another book blogger they opened a shop, Pink Parfait.  Pink Parfait is the newest bookish shop and they have a holiday collection!! *gasp* Perfect. I know!

I don’t feel that you have to purchase the most expensive things to feel confident and special, just find something that fits well and makes you feel good about yourself.  If you still aren’t happy, girl, you just have to fake it until you make!

Get Your Drink On!

By standing close to the bar area you are more likely to find someone to talk, because others will be mingling there as well (and maybe there will be a good looking bartender). Be. Social. Don’t just stand there and shrink within yourself.  Greet everyone and have a drink, if you need some liquid courage.

But don’t get drunk! I would stick to a 3 drink limit and try to spread it out.  You do NOT want to be the person who makes a drunk fool of themselves at the Christmas party.  Trust me, I’ve been there and done that.  I’m much older and wiser now.  

If you think that you may drink too much get an uber. Call a cab. Make sure you have protection in place, when you leave find someone you trust to walk with you to the car.  Do not exit a alone.

HAVE FUN!

Don’t roll your eyes at me.  I know that you know at least one person at the party you are attending, otherwise, you wouldn’t be there.  Have your friend introduce you around to the people you don’t know.  If it’s family or work, find a positive to focus on and get your mindset right.  Just relax and have a good time.  Don’t even think about pulling out your phone or a book to read.  I know you will want to, we use those as a security blanket, but to have a legit good time, we need to stay off of our phones and be in the moment.

If there is a dance floor, dance. Even if you have to go by yourself, take a chance and do it. Be silly, have a blast.  The more fun you are having the more fun others will have, fun is contagious. Just because you came to the party solo doesn’t mean you can’t have an amazing time.

I hope you have an amazing time this holiday season, whether you are single, in a relationship, or something much more complicated. Go out, look fantastic, have a few drinks, have fun and stay safe!

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