A guide to the perfect night out.

No mattter where you’re from, when you gather a group of pals – your squad –  to go out, you are always looking to have a good time and make some great memories while you’re at it. Partying is an art and I assure you if you stick to The Addiction’s guide, you will  have a great time, each time.

Prepare mentally: Tell yourself you’re going to have a great time. It may sound like a heap of self help mambo jambo – but it actually works! Tell yourself as you get ready and get your squad pumped too. “It’s gonna be LIT” send that text to your pals and see how high on life you will all be even before you start to partake of your poisons of choice.

Set a budget: It really is a good idea to set a limit on how much you are going to spend on a night out and stick to it. We are all guilty of drunk trips to the ATM at 3.00AM on our way to the fifth club of the night and we all know how we feel when we are sober and broke the next day. Sorry for sounding like your parents here, but you know you don’t want to be that guy nursing a hangie with regret.

Dress like a star: You want to have a great time right.. why not look great while you’re at it? Wear something you feel totally confident and comfortable in. You don’t want to be the girl dying in killer heels on the dancefloor or the guy seated full time because the jeans are to skinny to dance in.  The aim of hitting the club is to have fun and feel great – also you never know who’s watching.

Pregame: This here is my theory, whatever mood you’re in when you start drinking  will be 10x when you’re drunk. Kickstart the party before the party… play some great tunes that get your head bobbing, have a square meal ( take note lightweights) and don’t get overly tipsy either – just get a buzz going.

Go where you will be happiest: This sounds simple, but all too many times I have gone to a party because “everyone will be there”, only to realize once I’m there that  I really didn’t want to see “everyone”. Don’t force yourself to go anywhere just because it’s “the thing happening”. You won’t have any fun. Go where you know the music is great and the cocktails are awesome.

Finally – Don’t seek out drama and find the fun!