Every now and then it is always a good idea to withdraw from all the hustles of daily life and try to unwind by having some fun. For most people this usually takes the form of a night of fun and partying in the town and this is a great way to let of steam, not to mention that it is also a chance to interact with friends and loved ones in an environment where they feel comfortable and happy. Whether you are going out with a girlfriend or going out with a group of friends, it is always a good idea to plan early in advance and prepare for the night before you actually go out. This ensures that you have as much fun as possible and that you have a memorable night without having to suffer regrets the morning after. Below are 7 tips that can help you enjoy a memorable and special night out and also avoid getting into any trouble that could lead to regrets the following morning.
- Agree on the destinations in advance
In any group of friends, you might all enjoy doing the same things but you might not all enjoy doing them at the same places. The fastest way to spoil a night out is by taking the group to a club that one or more people in the group have objections against since even if they go there with you they will only end up being miserable and that could easily rub off on the rest of the group. In order to avoid this you might want to call everyone in advance and agree on the place or places that you will be visiting before you set off even if you are planning to go club hopping throughout the night. And on that note, you might want to try and avoid club hopping as much as possible to make sure the group stays together throughout the night and no one is lost.
- Agree on a driver in advance
If there is going to be drinking involved (which is almost definitely going to be the case) then you should choose a designated driver that is the person who is going to drive the rest of the group home. The designated driver should be a person who does not drink- most people make the mistake of choosing the guy they think usually drinks the least only for that person to end up drinking more than they expected. This applies if you are bringing along a personal car and, if you are in a city like Sacramento that is also not going to be a good idea. Instead of bringing along a car, you might want to get the number of a Sacramento Taxi Yellow Cab and have it drive you to and around the town.
- Avoid taking troublesome friends
In almost every single group of old friends there is always that one friend who never seems to stop causing trouble especially after imbibing some alcohol. It may sound mean to leave that person behind because he or she is still a friend but that is probably the best thing to do because otherwise there is a big risk that the troublesome friend might draw you into the fracas and chaos that they might cause while you are out.
- Take lots of pictures
As with everything else that is deemed fun, a night out with friends is going to come to a quick end and you want to carry as many memories of the night as possible. So do not be shy with your phone or camera. Make sure that you take as many photos and videos as you possibly can. In fact you might even consider appointing one member of your group as the designated photographer for the entire night.
- Ensure everyone gets home safe
When the night eventually comes to an end, chances are that there might be some friends who are too late to get home on their own. If you cannot provide accommodation for such friends then you should seek alternatives to make sure that they get home safely, including calling a cab for them and giving the cab driver their home addresses.