NMR recently co-hosted a 2013 VidCon party with The Collective and — though we did sweat on people and there was talk about cat videos — we kept our ultimate cool as we mingled among YouTube talents such as Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, Lucas Cruikshank and Harley Morenstein. We drank, danced, enjoyed delicious sliders, and at the end of the night, came away with 5 party tips for you that will make every party you attend a super star party.
5. Bring tip money so your bartender won’t spit in your drinks.
Yes, carrying around a wad of single dollar bills may give people the impression you work as a stripper, but it also means you won’t be at a loss when it comes to tipping your bartender for their great service. At any party, the last thing you want is for your bartender to feel unappreciated and take it upon themselves to add a little something special into your drink (spit, urine, sperm, etc.).
4. Bring a posse to any party for instant coolness.
Taken from the examples of Grace Helbig and Harley Morenstein, for instant coolness, just bring a posse of people with you to any party. It says both “I have more friends than you” and “Watch out! We could break into a flash mob at any second!”
3. Cool your jets, it’s just an open bar.
Hey, who doesn’t love a free drink? And if you make it 10 free drinks, it’s like a gift from the YouTube heavens. But as the NMR team has learned from our many painful hangovers, just because drinks are available doesn’t mean we need to drink them all. So pace yourself, make sure you have a sober ride home, and whatever you do, never take a swig from a stranger’s flask full of unknown substances.
2. Don’t be afraid to make new friends.
As easy as it is to stay in your safe, friendly little group, the point of parties is to meet people you normally wouldn’t encounter in your day-to-day life. And the best way to make friends? Alcohol! After a couple drinks and a shared interest in … anything, you suddenly have a new best friend for life.
1. Don’t see a dance floor? Make one.
If there is anything you take from the NMR party list, take this: If there is no dance floor, make one. Sure, you might feel awkward during the first song, but once people see how much fun you’re having, they’ll be quick to join in.
Check out NMR’s exclusive 2013 VidCon coverage: