Our seven commandments of successful partying
By Tom and Gary
1. The clothes
Partying is all about letting go of your inhibitions. Kick-start the process by throwing on a ridiculous costume. Do not attempt to party in normal clothing or to look cool, because nothing is cool except having fun.
2. The props
Take the party to the next level by dragging out the trampolines, Rollerblades, jump ropes, pogo sticks, beach balls and musical instruments.
3. The music
Play infectious, high-energy stuff that will force everyone to sing and dance. Play the songs people know and love, as loudly as possible.
4. The moves
You might think dancing is hard. Not so. Just stop thinking, let go and allow the music to be your master. You’ll instantly be having fun and others will be inspired. Here’s the secret to dancing: Just bend your knees, one leg at a time. Try it — right now.
5. Connect to your inner kid
As children, we constantly climb on, jump off and explore everything. We run, scream, sing, dance and play as hard as our bodies will allow; then we grow up. Partying can help channel our natural fun-seeking, creative impulses.
6. Location, location
Dark places lower inhibitions, although sunglasses can be a viable alternative. Party lights and fog machines also work. It’s better to party outdoors, because there are fewer restrictions and everyone is free to get as wild as possible.
7. Pump up the energy
People drink a lot at parties when the parties are boring. If the party is good, the atmosphere alone will help people lose their inhibitions and drive the energy to ridiculous heights.
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