When you're at a party involving alcohol, it can be difficult to stay sober among the drunks, but I know a few party tricks that might help you trick them into thinking you're absorbing your fair share of alcohol besides just acting drunk. Fair warning, some of these ideas are more complicated to pull off, but hey, they're worth a shot (pun always intended).
If you're at a bar, order virgin versions of any alcoholic drink to give the impression it might have alcohol, when it's alcohol-free.
2. Non-alcoholic beer
Looks exactly like the alcoholic beer when poured into a glass, just without the alcohol.
3. Grape Juice
Use grape juice to pose as red wine, apple or white grape juice for white wine, and/or sparkling white grape or pear juice to act as champagne.
4. Mixed Drinks
There are countless drinks that are just sodas or juices mixed with various forms of alcohol. When put in a regular cup, it looks no different than a regular glass of coke. Just pour yourself a cup of orange juice and it'll look like it could be mixed with alcohol.
5. BYOD - Bring Your Own Drink
Bring along a bottle of juice or soda and claim it to be fused with alcohol. You can do the same thing with a water bottle and claim it to be vodka or tequila.
6. Bottle refill
Clean out an empty bottle of beer and fill it with water.
7. Ditch your drink
If you get handed an alcoholic drink, keep holding onto it for a while and put it down to go do something else and "forget" to get it back.
8. Fake sips
Put the glass up to your mouth to fake drinking the alcoholic beverage, but empty the glass into a spare cup, bathroom sink, or other location besides your body every so often.
9. Fake sips from a bottle
Use your tongue to block the liquid when "drinking" from a bottle full of alcohol.
When you take the shot, keep the alcohol in your mouth and spit it out into the cup filled with your "chaser." Spit out the alcohol after you've acted out drinking the chaser.
11. The Party Foul
If someone hands you a drink after you've been "drinking" for a while, "accidentally" spill some of it and deem yourself at your limit.
12. Over the Limit
After a while of "drinking," just claim you've reached your limit so you don't end up feeling sick the next day, you've already had too much to drink, and/or you are ready to stop for the night.
13. "No, thank you. I don't drink."
The best way to stay sober at a party is to be open and honest about not wanting to drink. If those around you keep pestering you to drink rather than respecting your sober wishes, they aren't likely to be the best group of people for you to be around, anyway.
Hopefully these tips will help you stay sober at a your next party! And remember, good friends will accept your desire to stay sober, every time.