It’s the time of the year when you’ll (hopefully) be invited to Christmas parties. If you are popular and fun, then you can be the life of these events and receive the benefits of being the center of attention. If you’re shy, then Christmas parties can be painful and awkward, and that’s if you even get the courage to show up.
With our four tips, you’ll have ways to conquer those Christmas parties and be the most popular and beloved person there. Read on.
You can always find the least popular people at any party or event: they are near the food or standing against a wall (it’s where the term wallflower comes from). It’s because the most popular and social people are typically moving around, meeting new friends and increasing their connections with old ones.
If you want to be the life of the party, then go around and talk to lots of people there. Approach random people and just strike up a conversation. If you want an easy target…find the food or look to the walls. Most of those people are praying someone will talk to them! Be an answer to those prayers!
If you show up at a Christmas party, chances are there are a lot of other people there. Chances are too that the vast majority are boring. If you want to be noticed, then you need to do something to stick out. If you stick out, do so in a way that isn’t creepy or weird. The best way is to be funny.
A few examples are to wear an ugly Christmas sweater, put on a funny Christmas tie (if it’s that kind of party), or, if you’re a girl, find a stunningly beautiful holiday dress.
Don’t Pig Out
I already explained why you should avoid standing by the food for too long. You should also avoid eating too much of it. If you’re nervous about the party, the temptation may be to start eating and never stop. Don’t.
If you eat too much you’ll likely want to sit down (or collapse). And, it’s very important to stay on the move if you’re at a party.
Take a Risk
I don’t mean anything stupid here. What I mean is take a social risk. In other words, when you go to the party, find the prettiest girl (or the hottest guy) and go up and say something. Or, maybe you can resolve to talk to five new people and get their phone numbers.
If you truly want to be the life of the party and you’re naturally shy or unpopular, then you have to take a few risks in order to actually be more popular.
Best of luck at your upcoming Christmas parties. With these four tips, you’ll be conquering those parties in no time.