Want to gain more street cred amongst your friends? Hey, we’re not judgmental people. Even if you are not one to follow the Joneses, you most likely still appreciate it when your friends pull out their instruments, cook them an awesome dinner, or show you their impressive garden which they’ve used to feed their family. Want to know what your own strengths are? They may have been there but have not been bugged in a while. Need inspiration? Read on for six ways to impress your friends.
Throw Dinner party
We’re not talking about throwing away a bag of chips and a case of beer and calling it a night. That was fine in college, but it is time to grow up and have adult dinner parties. Have fun with it. Consider making it a theme, like Mexican night… as if you needed an excuse to throw a party. Hop on Pinterest and organize and decorate your desk accordingly. You do not need to decorate, but some brightly coloured napkins and flowers will really complement your theme.
Like this Very easy article note, you want to set the tone from the start. “When guests roll over, keep them happy with quesadillas, chips, and guacamole washed down with lemonade or margarita sorbet,” the article suggests. If you think you will still be preparing dinner at that point, consider making the margaritas ahead so guests can serve them themselves. Whether you do this buffet style or serve your guests is up to you. End the night with a grown-up piñata (stuffed with little bottles of liquor!), and guests will be talking about this for years to come.
Create a Music Visualizer
A online music visualization creating dynamic shapes that dance and move in time with the music you play. This will go with number one, as guests can enjoy your astonishing presentation set in the background while you twirl around the kitchen. If you are really pleased with what you have created, you can download it and share it on sites like Vimeo and YouTube.
It matches number one and two! Do you feel a musical theme here? Have you ever been to a party and asked someone to sit down at the piano to sing along old-fashioned? Nothing could be better, right? You are never too old to learn something new. Whether it is voice, piano or dance lessons, gain confidence in your chosen performance and surprise your friends with your new talent.
If you tend to complain on social media about things that do not suit your politics, your friends may think that you should do something about it. And you can. This is particularly easy if it is an election year, because candidates need all the help they can get. Find one worthy of your support and help out by scouting your neighborhood, calling a phone bank, or sending a postcard. Your friends will be impressed that you decided to take a walk rather than just talking.
It’s a win-win, because not only will you impress your friends but you will be doing something positive in your community. Just like politics, you only need to research causes that matter to you. From volunteering with hospital patients and volunteering guidance to holding premature babies and working with dogs in shelters, the probabilities are seemingly endless.
Change Your Appearance
It’s not just about the makeover (even though if you need it, go for it). It can be more about being bolder than ever about fashion choices, hairstyles, and the like. Maybe your friends will call it a midlife crisis, but they will likely be impressed that you let your inner fashionista out in a big, bold way. Get an adventurous haircut or rock pink hair. Get the tattoo you have wanted since highschool. Take off that military jacket you have been hiding in the back of the closet for fear you cannot pull off something edgy. If you do not feel brave at first, act like you are. It will ultimately catch up with you, and your friends will be left wondering who their new grumpy friend is.