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How to prepare and party for New Year’s Eve Crazyness!

Thursday, December 27th, 2012


Now that the Christmas madness is out of the way, it’s time to get all prettied up to party like a rockstar!  Right in between the crazy holiday madness and the pressure of a new year full of goals and deadlines, lies the act of celebrating out with the old and in with the new. I believe in celebrating everything. I look for any reason to gather and make memories while sharing positive energy with others. Here are a few pointers on how to doubly make sure your New Year’s Eve counts and goes into your personal book of awesomeness.

You can be a party monster make sure to have a plan. Always, always, always plan ahead! Putting some sort of thought into your game plan almost always promises for a good night. Pick your co-party monsters, where you will be headed, what you will be wearing, how much sequins you will have on person, and pick your poison. Honestly, the more you plan the better but don’t get too obsessed with the game plan. Let it be somewhat  loose at the same time because not everything works out according to plan. Just have a general idea of what you want to take place and make sure to have FUN! Fun is definitely the most important part. It’s best just to get the small details out of the way so really all you have to do is show up for the fun. No matter how big or small your plans are.

Don’t do the same thing every year. Mix that shit up! Don’t get stuck in the “Eh, I just stay home and eat cookies on New Year’s Eve” routine. CELEBRATE! Make memories. This celebration can be a dinner out (or in) with that special someone while watching motivational movies to get you ready for the new year, or it can be a night out in a posh nightclub shakin’ what your momma gave you. Go ice skating at midnight, have a bonfire in your backyard, or party it up on New Year’s Day. Plan a champagne brunch and make a toast to a brilliant year of happiness. How you wish to celebrate is up to you but do something that makes you happy. Don’t start the new year as a grump.



Avoid the dreaded hangover not awesomeness.  Entering a new year (YAY! 2013!!!) should not involve a headache or puking your brains out. Something that helps me avoid a hangover is taking my vitamins before a night of drinking and alternating my drinks with water. Some may think it’s disrespectful to your alcohol to shame it with water but trust me, your temples will thank you. Eat before you began to drink and make sure to do so again while drinking. It’s possible to have that nice tipsy for the extra fun but don’t over do it and hate life the following day. No one wants to start a new year feeling like complete shit. Make sure when you wake up in the new year, you eat a wholesome breakfast or brunch.

You don’t have to break the bank to have an awesome time. Co-host a party with a bunch of friends and skip the bar. Serve spiked holiday punch and split the expenses with your friends. If you’re planning a dinner or brunch, make it a potluck. Have friends bring dishes and make it a affordable night (or day) in. If you DO plan  on hitting the town, split all expenses. Whether it be cab fare, buying drinks for one another, hotel stays, whatever it may be. Always look for ways to split costs and not over do it. Remember, the point is to have fun but you don’t want to not afford life for the next month because you didn’t have fun responsibly.



Set some goals! I have taken on the habit of making goals instead of resolutions. Goals in my opinion are more doable than just saying “This is my New Year’s resolution”. I also noticed that when I set a ‘goal’ it seems more official and can be broken down into parts where a resolution is more like wishful thinking. When making your goals for the new year, make sure to not have repeats from the year before. Think about it. If you’re adding the same goal or resolution, it means that it didn’t work the year before so you need to change up the game plan a bit. Make it something that you know you will achieve, make you a happier person, and improve your life. I will be sharing my goals for the next year in a post in the very near future (within the few days). 

❤ Make a playlist. Prepare a playlist to listen to as you bring in the New Year. I make some sort of mix every year to start my new year off with some good music. Dance in the new year! It’s so simple and a great way to set the mood for the year to come.


I hope these tips will help keep you organized and get you in the celebration spirit. What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? OMG! What are you going to wear?

Always rockin’ the party that rocks the body,

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P.S. Here are some printable New Year’s Eve party hats for your domepiece! You’re welcome.




How to be the ‘Cool Cat’ with a capital AWESOME at the Party.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012


It’s Tuesday and you know what that means! Well, you probably don’t because this is the first I have done a post like this.  On Tuesdays, I will be having How To posts. They will consist of blogs and sometimes Vlogs on how to do something in a fun, festive and sometimes crazy way. I hope that you find them helpful and use some of my advice in your life. Keep it classy guys!

How To Tuesday is brought to you by the letter A for Awkward! Have you ever gone to a party alone? Or even gone with someone else but you both didn’t know anyone else and only talked to one another? Did you just want to run away screaming due to all of the awkward conversations and the amount of drinks you needed to drink to feel comfortable? Here is a quick how to guide on how to be the ‘Cool Cat’ with a capital AWESOME at the Party!

1. Wear something that makes you feel the most confident. For ladies, it can be that top that makes your boobs look fantastic and for guys it could be your best dude jeans. Whatever makes you feel the hottest is what you should have on your person. Make sure to NOT over do it. Dress with taste but also with nonchalance.

2. Ask questions! When speaking with someone show that you actually give a fuck about making friends. But not too many questions, don’t turn the situation into an interview.

3. Answer people’s questions with more than one word answers. Smile and laugh and be merry! Be sure to talk about what makes you different and interesting.  Turn the charm all the way up.

4. Move from conversation to conversation. Don’t stay in one conversation too long because then it just seems like you’re terrified of talking to other people. Be comfortable with everyone because everyone is more than likely just as awkward as you at first.

5. Pick a ‘theme song’ and listen to it before you go to the party and have it playing the the back of your mind for most of the evening.. This sounds nuts but it works. I have a personal theme that I use for most occasions which is…


I Like That – Richard Vission from Johana Ortiz on Vimeo.

6. Don’t get shit faced! It will only lead to bad things and possible pregnancy. You can definitely drink for the liquid courage we all love, but don’t make it a matter of being so drunk that you’re running around someone’s apartment in a Batman costume. Actually, that sounds amazing be that guy that is running around the party in a Batman costume but do it mostly sober.

7. Bring a bottle of booze or cupcakes. Everyone will always love the person that brings an adult beverage or adorable pieces of sugar heaven to the party.

8. Stop comparing yourself to the other ‘cool cats‘ at the party. When you compare it brings your confidence down. Just be you. If you want to be the guy that shows up with a top hat on and hot pink pants, do it! Be the best you and the truest you.

9. I suck at this myself but try to remember names. People love it when you remember their names. I know that when someone remember my name I want to send them a Thank You card in the mail.

10. Compliment your ass off. You like that girl’s shoes, tell her! Everyone loves when you point out their awesome and in turn will point out your awesome.

11. If you’re single, a little harmless flirting won’t kill anything. In this situation, eye contact is key. Just don’t be a creeper. Just charm people socks off which could lead to charming more than just the socks off.  Actually, you determine on how much you’re trying to get off. Make sure to wrap it up!

12. If you enjoy dancing, don’t dance like a complete whore. Keep it friendly. Find that happy medium between dancing alone in your bedroom and stripper? Just practice your dancing before arriving. If you don’t like to dance, get really good at the proper party head bop and occasional shoulder shimmies.

13. Arrive fashionably late and don’t be the last to leave. Everyone knows that the cool cats at the party always show up late but fabulous and leave before the party is over because they are that desired.

14. Don’t fuck it up!

Now, this guide is made for quite the extrovert because I am quite loud and flamboyant but you can still be the cool cat at the party and not say much. Go in a really cool outfit. If you have a really cool job, just tell people what you do for a living. There is also always the booze and cupcakes idea! You wouldn’t have to say much just show up with delicious stuff and people will love the fuck out of you. There is also the saying “Fake it until you make it”. If you want to be more extroverted give it a go even if you know you’re freaking out on the inside. Fake that confidence until it becomes who you know you are on the inside.

If you’re going to use some advice from my guide, make sure to be real about it. Nothing looks worse than the guy or gal that is trying way to hard. You instantly will become the person at the party that is ‘trying to be cool’ and people avoid that person like the plague. Don’t be the plague. Please and Thank You!

Always partying like it’s December 20th 2012,

Latanya Rene