Night outs with your friends should be an enjoyable experience. However, we all know that it doesn’t take much for a great night to turn into a nightmare. One misstep can throw the whole thing off for everyone involved.
To make sure that you have the best night possible, it’s important that you have a solid plan. In this blog, we’re going to go over five ways to take your night out to the next level.
- Don’t drive
If you want to enjoy every second of your night out, don’t drive. Driving, especially during a busy night, can put you in a bad mood for the rest of the evening. In addition, being the designated driver will also limit the number of drinks that you can have. While we encourage everyone to drink responsibly at all times, no one wants to be limited to club soda and cold water on Friday or Saturday night.
A great way to solve this problem is to hire a professional chauffeur. Chauffeurs will be able to take you to and from your destination quickly and safely. Generally speaking, chauffeurs drive luxurious vehicles and are trained to serve clients in a formal and professional manner. This makes them perfect for balls, prom nights and other events that require formality. They can also help you with loading or unloading your possessions, opening the vehicle doors for you and adjusting the air temperature.
By hiring chauffeurs, the party can get started as soon as you get inside the vehicle. You can have a fun conversation with all your mates or have a little carpool karaoke session before you reach your destination.
- Book ahead of time
If you’re going to a nightclub or a fancy restaurant, make sure to book ahead of time if you can. This will eliminate the possibility of getting turned away at the door and having to look for another venue out in the cold. If you need to stay somewhere overnight, you also need to make sure you have a hotel room or a bed and breakfast booked.
Booking in advance gives you more confidence about your itinerary. You don’t have to stress about having to come up with a new plan on the spot. In turn, this reduced stress will allow you to enjoy the night even more.
The pre-drinks party is an important part of every night out. It gives everyone a chance to warm up and get into the partying mood. If there’s anyone in the group that you haven’t gotten acquainted with, the pre-party is the best time to get to know them. The atmosphere is still a little relaxed, which then allows a nice conversation between you and another person.
As an ice-breaker, you can even host pre-drink games like beer pong and flip cup. If you don’t like mixing games with your drinks, you can also play games like Cards Against Humanity or three thirteen.
- Wear a comfortable outfit
You’re not going to be able to have a great night if you’re constantly fixing and adjusting what you’re wearing. Cramped shoes, ill-fitting clothes and bulky jewellery can make your evening stressful and frustrating. If you have to line up in the cold or stand for hours on end, these small outfit problems can easily ruin your evening. Because of this, you need to make sure that you’re wearing stylish clothes that are comfortable.
In addition, it’s also important to take the weather into account. For example, if it’s going to be really warm, maybe it’s not the time to wear that cute leather jacket that you just bought.
By planning your outfit carefully and choosing clothes that are comfortable to wear, you’re setting yourself up for a fun and stress-free experience.
- Keep it spontaneous
Although this whole blog post is urging you to plan ahead, it doesn’t hurt to have a little spontaneity in your night out. Feeling like a burger after leaving the club? Why not make a stop at a McDonald’s? Instead of going back to the BNB, maybe you and your mates can visit a late-night by a pool hall?
It’s important to have some flexibility in your schedule. Yes, in general, it’s good to have a plan. But that doesn’t mean you can stray from it from time to time. Go with the flow, listen to your friend group and don’t be too strict about following your perfectly planned itinerary.
There you have it, five tips to elevate your night out to new heights. These are just general tips that work with most types of outings. Of course, depending on the event, your friend group, your budget and your dietary requirements, some of these tips might need to be modified. Find what works for you and strive to improve your planning skills with each night out.