10 Things I Wish I Knew About College Parties Before I Went To My First One
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10 Things I Wish I Knew About College Parties Before I Went To My First One

An outside perspective on my first college party.

10 Things I Wish I Knew About College Parties Before I Went To My First One

I guess you could say I wasn't the most "outgoing" in high school. I didn't go to the parties on the weekends, I didn't drink in my friend's basement after their parents went to sleep. I never tailgated the football games or stayed out past midnight. But then College started and let me tell you my world was rocked! Going to your first party is more than just a learning experience, it's a whole new ballgame.

1. Even though you can't taste any alcohol it is most definitely there.

After one cup of Jungle Juice, you'll want another because there are no rules in college! Be sure to pace yourself because after round 3 or 4 you will most likely end up sick in some random bathroom before 1 am. And then you will taste and feel everything.

2. New 3 inch heels are and will never be a good idea.

No matter how much you feel like Beyonce and how good your legs look, walking back to your dorm room is and will never be fun. It will be painful and you will probably fall at least once.

3. No amount of hairspray will keep your curls intact all night.

No one cares how long it took you to do your hair and makeup. By the end of the night, you will all be sweaty, have makeup everywhere, and will smell really bad.

4. Take all your cute squad pictures before, never during.

After a few drinks, everyone looks cute and is having a great time. That is not the time to take out your phone and start taking selfies. DO NOT POST THOSE SELFIES!!! I repeat DO NOT POST your awkward drunk selfies on any social media.

5. Always make sure someone is sober enough to be the "Mom."

Having someone that is able to operate a cell phone to call you a ride is the best thing ever! Make sure someone is capable of operating a phone and talking to someone in complete sentences.

6. Going home early is okay.

You'd rather be safe than sorry any day! Listen to your heart and if something makes you uncomfortable and you want to leave grab a buddy and leave!

7. You will see "Adam" from XXX again he just won't remember you.

"Adam" is the first college guy you flirt with. Your first real taste of what your new life will be. He is tall, dark, and handsome. He was also super drunk that night so he won't remember you when you see him on your way to class on Monday.

8. Plan ahead when calling a sober!

As the night goes on the parties get more and busier so it will take longer to get a ride! Plan ahead and call one 30 minutes before you want to leave.

9. The bigger the squad the easier it is to find someone to leave with.

Remember that the buddy system is key and that the more people you have with you the more likely one of them will want to leave with you

10. Have Fun!

Remember to let your hair down and cut loose! But, be safe!

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