An introvert’s guide to navigating New Year’s Eve parties

by jiatongma

Dec 22 2022

The holiday season is always accompanied by gatherings of friends and family. While some people enjoy socializing, others prefer a quiet New Year’s Eve. If you fall into the second category, this article will help you survive and even have a good time at this year’s New Year’s Eve parties.

Parties usually feel like they’re designed for extroverts who like talking to new people. For some introverts, parties max out their socialising quota for the month, while many feel anxious just at the thought of being surrounded by unknown people.

One thing you should remember is that no one expects you to act like the life of the party; you simply have to show up and do your thing. There’s no pressure on you to ‘perform’; you can choose to enjoy the year-end party however you want.

How introverts can have a good time at parties

Most people stress about how to spend New Year’s Eve, but if you’re fortunate enough to be invited to a party, take advantage of the opportunity. Here are some handy party survival tips and tricks for introverts.

  1. Know the quiet spots

Undoubtedly, year-end parties are loud, but once the New Year’s Eve greetings subside, things begin to mellow down. That’s your cue to find a quiet spot in the house and take a breather from all the socializing you’ve gone through. You can also suggest screening a New Year’s Eve film or other activities that don’t require active participation.

  1. Go to the party with a friend

This is probably the best strategy to survive a New Year’s Eve dinner or party. Ask a friend you feel most comfortable around to accompany you in your plans. This way, you can make small talk with others but return to your friend whenever you feel overwhelmed by the gathering. Enjoying a party with friends is also a great way to celebrate the last night of the year.

  1. Stay close to the snacks and drinks

You’ve already done your job by showing up—so don’t feel the pressure to talk to every person in the room. Hanging close to the snacks and drinks bar is the best way to spend time at a party. Keep munching and drinking to pass the time and make small talk with others approaching the bar.

  1. Head to the bathroom to take a break

If things start getting too loud or overwhelming for you to handle, simply head to the bathroom and stay there for a while. It’s a secluded spot where no one can interrupt your thoughts, and you don’t need to answer anybody. You can use this opportunity to reorganise your feelings and plan how you want to continue.

  1. Plan a specific time to leave

Passing time at a party gets easier when you have a plan. Before leaving the house, decide what time you want to return. This way, you can plan all your activities at the party accordingly. If you really start enjoying yourself, you can always stay longer, but if things go as planned, you will be back home right when you want to. You can also pre-book your transport home to ensure that you won’t get stranded at the party.

Get ready for a New Year’s Eve party in Singapore

Now that we’ve discussed what to do on New Year’s Eve in Singapore as an introvert, let’s go over how you’ll get there.

The best way to blend in at a party is by dressing the part. It’s New Year’s Eve, and everyone is out to have a great time, so they will probably pick out their best clothes for the night. For the trendiest picks in party fashion, check out stores like TANGS and ezbuy. Both stores are known for their quality products from all categories like apparel, footwear, accessories, and more.

The best part is that TANGS and ezbuy are Atome’s partner merchants, so you can shop from either store and split your bill into three parts. This makes shopping for a happy New Year’s Eve an even happier experience!

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How to shop with Atome

Atome is a Singapore-based company that offers flexible payment solutions. It is currently available in 8 markets, including Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mainland China, Vietnam, and Thailand. Atome has over 15,000 partner merchants across fashion, lifestyle, home, travel, education, and more where you can split your bill into multiple instalments.

Shopping and paying with Atome is quite simple. You start by downloading the app (Get the app) and creating an account on its platform. Once your payment details are verified, you can instantly start shopping from any online or offline partner store.

When you select Atome as your payment partner, it automatically splits your bill into 3 interest-free instalments. You can buy your favourite products by paying only 1/3 of the bill’s amount. The subsequent two payments can be spread across the following 30 days. Atome’s platform doesn’t charge any interest or service fee, so you only have to pay the amount on your bill.

Enjoy discounts, exclusive deals, vouchers, and more with Atome

The Atome app is an ideal shopping partner because it helps you explore the best deals and discounts across its retail partner stores. When you download the app, you get a welcome voucher of $10 that can be used on your first purchase.

The Atome app offers excellent deals and exclusive discounts at partner retailers for all its users. Once you create your account, the app sends you personalized store recommendations so you can find your favourite products at incredible prices without even searching for them.

With Atome, you will always be aware of flash sales and promotions to find the best deals. The app also provides easy access to coupon codes for the items on your wish list.

The Atome app ensures that your pending payments are automatically deducted from your preferred credit or debit card, so you’re never late. Moreover, you can easily keep a tab of your spending and outstanding payments through the app.

Atome+ rewards programme

Atome has recently introduced a rewards programme for loyal shoppers where you earn points every time you make a purchase. $1 spent rewards you with 1 Atome+ point, so the more you shop, the more points you earn. These points can be used to offset the amount of your next purchase or to redeem exclusive privileges.

You don’t even have to sign up for the Atome+ rewards program because you will be automatically enrolled in it if you become a registered Atome user. Hence, Atome allows you not only to pay your bill in parts but also enjoy discounts with each purchase. So, you see, the deal keeps getting better and better.

Shop for your New Year’s Eve party outfits with Atome

From New Year’s Eve parties to Chinese New Year’s Eve dinners, enjoy the holiday seasonwith your friends and family and don’t shy away from parties if you’re invited. Instead, use the tips mentioned above and have a great time. Arrive in style wherever you go with Atome’s fashion partners. Shop for your outfit today at ezbuy or TANGS and pay through Atome’s flexible payment plans.

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