going to my first high school party. what to expect?

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  1. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    ok so im a sophomore, and I'm going to this girls party tonight. i don't really know what to do or say lol. theres gonna be beer... and this girl i like is going. so i thought it would be as good of a place as any to ask: how was your first high school party? and what did you do there?

    side note: i'm responsible and am going to stay away from the beer.
  2. krazykleo macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2013
    Everywhere and nowhere
    My first high school party was in grade 8. I didn't drink in high school and I had a blast at the party. Just chilled, talked to everyone since it was a new experience. A couple of people offered me drinks but I refused and was adamant that I wouldn't drink. I had a great time because I was just being myself and talked to a lot of different people!!!

    Good luck and don't be afraid to talk to the girls ;) go get em tiger!! But also on that note don't act like an idiot either haha. be yourself.
  3. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I went to my first HS age party about 53 years ago...so I'm right up on the latest!

    So here's my advice...don't pick your nose, don't use expressions like "the bees knees and "23 skidoo", and don't scratch you know where!

    And remember...everyone else will be as uncomfortable as you might feel, and are trying to cover it up just as you are. Try, as best you can, to just be yourself...any act you might try to put on will have to be abandoned eventually, so just be who you are.

    You said you will stay away from the beer...that's a very smart idea, if for no other reason (and there are many other reasons to avoid it at this point) than when you get loaded you think no one knows and you are being really cool...and you will just be a jerk.

    Finally...just have a great time! Very exciting time in your life.:D
  4. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    Talk to the girls first and then go for the beer.
    Most people do it the other way 'round, which doesn't work...
  5. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    If you don't want to drink, rather than telling people that, you should create the image that you're already drinking beer by holding a plastic cup full of a non-alcoholic beverage. That way, people won't pressure you into drinking and you won't look like the guy who doesn't like to have fun.
  6. Seniordan macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2013
  7. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Stay away from the alcohol. And maybe if these guys need to drink to have fun at the age of 15, they might not be good people to hang out with in the first place. I might sound ridiculous now, but there are plenty of fun people to hang out with that don't drink.

    Anyway, just have fun, be yourself, and don't hesitate on the girls, there's no time like now. ;)
  8. Gutwrench Contributor


    Jan 2, 2011
    These down-to-earth. sensitive, and insightful posts is what makes you one of my favorite contributors.
  9. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Thank you very much for your kind words...they are appreciated.:)
  10. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    A cup of beer won't hurt ya if you just want to see what it's like. Unless you weigh like 80 pounds you aren't going to feel much.
  11. stiligFox macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2009
    Off topic, but +1 to what he/she said, I always smile when I see Frankenstein's monster in a topic ^_^
  12. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
  13. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    the answer is not 42, it's the quote below.

    this. is. the. answer. to everything.

    and what i tell my kids on a daily basis as it happens. :)

    that, and avoid the alcohol. it make a bad situation worse, and then you spend the rest of your days wishing that you didn't. or so i heard.

    so don't and save yourself the trouble. and then laugh at everyone else. yay highschool.
  14. 3lite macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2011
    Whether the party was boring or fun, the next day at school everyone who went is going to exaggerate how great it was to the ones who didn't go.
  15. Renzatic Suspended


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    This. I've been to maybe big 6 parties during my high school career, and only one was truly worth talking about. The rest? They were about like any other day, except there were a lot of people.

    Oh, and considering you're a sophomore, I should warn you that there's always at least one person in every group of friend who will go to a party, drink exactly one beer, no more, no less, then spend the rest of the night talking about how drunk they are. Prepare yourself, for it is obnoxious.
  16. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    Whatever you do at this or future parties, I urge you not to have a cigarette. I'm still smoking 15 years later.
  17. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    The problem with high school parties—if they're still like the parties I attended ~34 years ago—is that they always seemed to involve music cranked up to volumes that got in the way of any conversation beyond ...

    I love this band. They are so cool.



    Yeah. Cool.

  18. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    Drink, stay away from the stoners, and don't hook-up with her if she's drunk
  19. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I would respectfully disagree with the highlighted piece of advice.
  20. afireintonto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    I would say drink, but just one.
    you don't want to be the only kid there not holding a cup....

    source: been to high school, got laid. :cool:

    What's wrong with stoners?
  21. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Jeez, I would've given the exact opposite advice.
  22. Mousse macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    I was at a high school party where I as the only guy not holding a cup. I've never felt the need to fit in with the crowd. I have always been a rebel. I leave the toilet seat up; I tear the tags off mattresses; I write run on sentences. Total rebel.:D

    Besides, first time beer drinker always make that comical face.
    Yeah, stay away from the beer.

    Geezers like me can drink...alot. You can always tell how good a party was by the aftermath. It's not a good party unless someone wakes up with a traffic cone and a garter belt.;)
  23. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Someone is bound to get drunk and pass out. Make sure you are prepared and bring a razor (one eyebrow only) and a permanent marker pen.:D

    When I was young and getting drunk at parties I didn't have to worry about video's or even cameras really. Where as I could laugh off the stupid things I did when drunk, there will be a permanent record of yours circulating round the school faster than you can say 'through up all over the dean'!

    Don't be that kid. Take others advise and have a good time, talk to people, have fun but don't get drunk!

    Too many of my school memories are rather hazy due to alcohol consumption.
  24. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    I grew up when anyone could 'drinking ' was after the age of 18. Then the suburban types in Washington withheld Federal Road funds to States if they didn't raise the age to 21. In my State my older brother jokes now with his kids he was legal 3 different times. My old State first raised to 19 (Dec. 31) then the next year the State raised it to 21 years on him, but furloughed him. So when I went to College it still was easy because all of the upper classmen could still go to bars because it was a mess with all the furloughed people around still.

    Luck you kids didn't go through this kind of social engineering. :mad:
  25. Sythas macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2009
    Québec, Canada
    Remember when you are at the party, you're not there because you want that girl, and I don't think it's the place to ask her to be that girl...

    But it's a nice place to show that you might be interested. Don't forget, there's a lot of special girl and you are that boy to some girl.

    I am happy there was no camera around when I was partying... Thx !

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