Everyone loves a good night out with their friends. Whether you take things slowly with dinner and a few drinks at your favorite bar or decide to hit the clubs, it's always fun to spend time together. But any night out has the potential to go wrong, especially when there's alcohol involved. If you're not careful, someone will get bored and go home, someone will be sick everywhere and have to be taken home, and someone will ditch you and go home with someone else. If you don't want your night out to go south, there are some things you should do to make sure everyone has fun and stays safe.
Plans and Backup Plans
There's something to be said for being spontaneous, but sometimes you need to have a solid plan. If you're going out with a group of friends, it's often best to decide what to do in advance. Trying to reach a consensus on the spot when there are more than two or three of you can be tough. Not only can it be a good idea to have a plan A, but a plan B can't hurt either. If your original plan falls through, it can end the night before it even begins. If you have a backup, your fun won't be ruined.
Staying safe on a night out is essential, so it's important to watch out for yourself and your friends. Every woman has heard plenty about how to keep herself safe on a night out, but it's always worth reminding yourself. Keeping a close eye on your drink and sticking together are second nature for a lot of women. But don't forget to stay safe on your journey home too. If you've been drinking, never drive home. Have someone pick you up, use public transport, or book a licensed taxi to take you home.
Keeping Your Behavior in Check
Someone behaving unbearably is a quick way to end a good night out. If you're aware that having too much to drink can make you belligerent, emotional, or just plain annoying, it's up to you to know your limits. However, keeping an eye on your friends' behavior is also sometimes part of a night out. If you want everyone to have a good time, you might sometimes have to make sure your friends are behaving themselves. If emotions are running high, it might be a good time to go home before the night is ruined.
Preparing for the Morning After
Even if you've had a great night out, the morning after can make you regret it. One way to prevent a terrible morning is, of course, not to drink so much. But if you're determined to enjoy yourself, you might be looking for a hangover cure instead. There are some that are meant to prevent you getting a hangover in the first place, which you can take the night before. Other cures can help you feel better when you wake up so you can get back to normal.
Going out with your friends is meant to be fun, but there are things that can ruin it. If you're prepared, you can make sure everyone has a good night out.