Parties, Part I: What Do I Talk About?

Breakfast at Tiffany'sThe contributors at Punch Drunk Village unanimously agree that we need to have more parties. “We” being Society. And we (Punch Drunk Village) sure hope we (Society) will invite us.

Remember the good ol’ days when our parents used to always throw parties? Sure, the parties were boring as hell because they didn’t have iPhones to incessantly check or Facebook memes to thoughtfully discuss, but that’s beside the point. It was all about connectedness back then. Connectedness and “the pot.”

Let’s get back there — back to the days of parties! Today we unveil the first post of an ongoing series we will call: 

Let’s Get This Party Started

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You Don’t Have to Drink to Have Fun

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Parties

In this series we brilliantly named Parties, we will try to address some of the common challenges behind why you’re not hosting and/or attending enough parties and our tips on how to work through them.

Today we tackle Challenge #1:  What do people say at parties? What can I talk about? I don’t like talking to people. 

We hear this all the time. You are not alone. The following are some tried-and-true, crowd-pleasing party topics that have worked swimmingly for us. We are certain they will help you get some spirited conversations started at your next party.

Topic A

What is your religion? Let’s talk about hatwear and why we should all use hats to represent our respective religions. (Atheists can be welcomed into the conversation by explaining what hat you think an atheist should wear, such as a backward-facing ball cap.) In general, this is a winning conversation topic because everyone feels entirely comfortable wearing hats and discussing who has a better religion and why.

Topic B

What is your political party? Let’s talk about hatwear and why we should all use hats to represent our respective political parties. (Independents can be welcomed into this conversation by explaining what hat you think an Independent should wear, such as a backward-facing ball cap.) In general, this is also a “can’t-lose” conversation topic because everyone feels entirely comfortable wearing hats and discussing who is a better citizen and why.

Topic C

What is your parenting philosophy? Let’s talk about hatwear and why we should all use hats to represent our respective parenting philosophies. (Non-parents can be welcomed into this conversation by explaining what hat you think a non-parent should wear, such as a backward-facing ball cap.) In general, this is also a slam-dunk conversation topic because everyone feels entirely comfortable wearing hats and discussing who is a better parent and why.

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4 thoughts on “Parties, Part I: What Do I Talk About?

  1. We called them ‘block parties’ and they were awesome. All the parents got drunk, sang and played guitar until midnight, and all the kids had the run of the street, got into mischief (remember, all the parents were drunk and at ONE HOUSE). Ignore parenting at its best!

    PS – mine’s a do-rag.

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