Would rather not be a wallflower.
June 27, 2012 3:27 AM Subscribe
Please give me some strategies on navigation (and perhaps even enjoying) a party where I won't know anyone, and everyone else will know each other.
posted by Ziggy500 to grab bag (15 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm taking a trip to a different city and my friend has invited me to a party with him and his old school-friends and family members. Basically, everyone there will know everyone else. I always find occasions like this very awkward. Any way I can make this experience enjoyable?
Some additional info:
- I could just not go, that's always an option, but I would rather not chicken out.
- I have asked if I can bring a plus-one, but unfortunately plans with the potential plus-one have fallen through.
- It will be a 'dry' party (no alcohol)
- The only person I will know (my friend, the host) will be running around doing hosty things so I would rather not just stick to him all evening
- I tend to start off as friendly-but-reserved and warm up as I get to know people; I am confident enough but still find the idea of being the only person who doesn't know anyone to be very intimidating.
Thanks MeFites :)