If anything else, you go to a party to have a good time right? If you are not an outgoing person or not shy, these tips may not help you that much. When you are in an unfamiliar environment, you want to feel comfortable as possible, so don’t force yourself to do anything you don’t want to do. With that said, on with the party tips!!
If you are a newbie to the party, (as is always almost the case) you might be super conscious of yourself. Break the ice by talking to people. The music being played is always a good subject. Most folks will respond favorably, but if that doesn’t work, you can talk about similar artists. Giving comments on what people are wearing gets conversations started quickly. (You have to aware if the person has a boyfriend or girlfriend nearby.) If you know some jokes, why not tell some to the people that you were introduced to? Bring a deck of cards with you. This is a great social game and several persons can play at once. If there is an outside area, like a yard, you can always suggest some games. Silly games are better than serious ones, because no-one wants to go to a party to win a foot-race. Suggest a game of running backwards around objects. If you are the type that likes to drift about the party, you can make nice comments on the furniture or paintings to the owner of the place. If you have a reasonable amount of pouring drinks, you can volunteer to mix drinks hand them out, and collect the empty glasses. You will get a chance to mingle and talk to almost everybody. Why all of this work? It works in your favor, because if you do a good job, they will most likely invite you to the next party. You can always dance to the music thats on, or even request a song to be played.
You can even option to be the designated pet handler, if there is a cat or dog. People react immediately when they see animals. As you walk about the party nonchalantly, it will take you about ten minutes to get across a room. Everyone will want to pet the animal you have. Sooner or later there will be a person that passes out or falls asleep from too much drinking. This is your chance to take the person’s shoes off, give them extra pillows, or even a blanket. When people pass by it will be hilarious, trust me. (I do not suggest putting make-up on their faces or tying their shoe-laces together. This will just get the individual mad, and that’s the last thing you want at a party.)
The next time that you go for a beer run, (if you are of legal age) ask around if other persons want something to drink. This puts you in the spotlight sort-of, and introduces you to a few more people. Make sure at least one other person goes with you. Not only is it going to be a lot of stuff to carry back, but someone will remember if you took off with their money.
If you have any skill with food you can set up some food on a table. The easiest things to make are cold sandwiches, cheese and crackers, and chips and dip. If you really want to impress, you can make hero sandwiches, nachos with salsa and guacamole, and lasagna. As everyone is eating, you can casually walk around and ask how people like the food. Another easy way to get into conversations.
These are just a few tips that I could think of, but most of these stem from having self-confidence. While you might know some of the people there, you may not know them that well, so it is good to put the first foot forward.
In any event, the best thing to do is to be yourself!