Tips and Tricks for Holiday Parties

Tis the season for so many holiday parties  and so many reasons to just have a great time this holiday! From ornament exchanges to Holiday Galas- parties are the thing “it” thing this time of year! Plus, with New Year’s Eve a few hours away there are a several rules we don’t want to forget to be the best party goer we can be!

Be Comfortable

All of the parties I have/ will be attending this season, comfort was always put first. From a ballroom to a living room, dress for the occasion. Heels and LBD’s aren’t always needed for every party, especially the ugly sweater party you bestie is holding in her basement. I want to hold a chic PJ party for NYE (Just think SJP in the Sex and the City movie).

Bring something for the host

It’s an unwritten rule that once you attend a party that does not charge you $5 to enter, you bring a gift for the host. It’s common courtesy. Whether you bring a dish for people to enjoy or a bottle of wine, it will be much appreciated. People remember these little acts of kindness, because they go a long way.

Have a DD

Drinking and driving is not worth it and is completely avoidable. If you have someone who will drop you off and pick you up, everyone can have fun! If you don’t-well someone needs to bite the bullet and stay sober. Plus I think we associate drinking with having fun. That doesn’t need to be the case, learn to socialize without a beer.

Treat yourself

It could be something as simple as getting your nails done or a new lipgloss but parties are used as an excuse to treat yourself to something (well at least I do this). I also use parties to try out new styles I have been lusting over. I just recently went to a party and wore a dark plum lipstick that I bought because I was surrounded by friends and that gave me the confidence to try something new!

Practical Shmactical

When it comes to shimmer, short dresses, costume jewelry, and completely ridiculous footwear, we’re heading into the biggest night for impracticality of the year. So dress for the occasion but wear whatever you feel like! Even if your plans include a night in there is no reason you can’t wear sequins and jewels!

So if you’re anything like me, you’ve been so busy buying gifts and eating cookies that you haven’t even given a thought to your NYE outfit. (Heck, you might not even have plans nailed down). So just go out have fun and be safe! Enjoy a night surrounded by good company!

Cheers to 2015! Let’s make it a great one!

Happy New Year my loves,

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