How to crash a party without crashing and burning
The 2011 Q4 party season is in full swing and if you are like me, invites will be few and far between. Don’t dwell on the details – ours is not to reason why, ’tis but to party on tonight! So…
Let’s crash a party!!!
Step 1: Make your entrance. Try not to be seen. Don’t draw any attention. If you’re dressed appropriately, you have a head-start. If not, just play it cool – put a smile on your face, dap a random or two, and head for cover. Make it look like you’ve already been there awhile.
Step 2: Feather your nest. Get comfy, but not too comfy. Eat, drink, and be merry… but keep it under control. Yes the bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizers are delish, but don’t push people out of the way to scarf them. Don’t ask the free bar for bottle service. Don’t fill your parka so full of take-home Amstels that you clink when you walk.
Step 3: Meet & Greet. Talking to people is cool, but avoid the temptation to go rogue with wild cover stories and elaborate lies. Now is not the time to claim you are a blimp pilot, or talk about how you saved the guy from Twilight‘s life or invent a reason why you are attending. Keep it simple and fun, and if you can make friends with the locals no one will question your right to be there.
Step 4: Have an out. If your party boat starts to take on water, get ready to abandon ship. When you see the host pointing to you and asking other people questions, prep yourself for a quick departure – put your drink down, scope out a clear path to the exit, give the high sign to any conspirators that came with you, and casually start saying your goodbyes. Make your way through the exit and don’t look back.
And if you hear sirens… run!