Festivities virtually perpetually equal partying. With friends or with family, at events, house parties or outdoors, you call it and it is a party.
Now partying involves banter, music, food, alcohol and a lot of it. Most parties start off so well, everyone vibing easy having a tone of fun but regrettably, end nasty because of one thing or another. Some very most likely scenarios are blacking out, fights, throwing up and burglary.
It’s sad, unfortunate and ridiculous how things escalate from 0 to 100 so fast and what was meant to be a great time becomes one of those days you never want to remember.
Which takes me to party do’s and don’ts.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, there are one two three things you can actually do to ensure that the happy hour stays just that.
Do carry extra money
Always! This is for your cab back home. Regardless of what happens or how much turnt up you get have that set aside gee for your cab transport. You do not want to be left stranded at a club with no cash to get you home texting friends and family for cash half drunk.
Do Not go by yourself
This is such a no brainer. Never ever go out partying by yourself. Get a friend or two to keep one another in check and of course for security purposes. Clubs and events almost always get crazy and you want to have your friends to have fun as well as when things get out of hand.
Do inform your contact list
Having your friends and family know where you are is so important. No matter what how old you are, tell them that you are going, where the event or party is at and whom you are with. That way people know where to get you and through who if anything were to happen.
Do Charge your phone
I cannot emphasise this enough. You’d rather have your phone stuck at a socket the whole day before leaving the house. That mobile phone is everything. It has service tools like M-Pesa, internet and all the contacts of people you’d call if anything were to happen. So get it fully charged before heading out.
As you drink, increase your water intake. This will not only help with the hangover but also with keeping you semi sober. Such that you don’t get too drunk or wasted. Hence the chances of blacking out, throwing up and making a complete fool of yourself are lowered.
Do Not Overdo it
Know your limits. Are you a lightweight or a tanker? Do you know when you’ve had enough or more than enough? These are very important so that you know when to stop and call it a night. Get to the level where you are turned yes but can still make sober decisions.
Do Eat before drinking.
You want to have a good time? Then have something to eat before going drinking or partying. Something heavy, or else alcohol will make you feel all sorts of wrong because your body will not be able to keep the alcohol down. So this equals throwing up, hangovers and possibly blacking out.
What are your partying do’s and don’ts?