Written by Ayanda Sotshisa


The clubs are open and festivals are bringing the beats. There is no better time to get down on the dancefloor – before those winter blues set in. But there’s some work that goes into ensuring you have the perfect party, from what to wear to what you bring. Follow these tps to make sure you get the most out of your next night out.

Bring your OOTD

If you’re going to be seen on the dancefloor, you’ll need to look your best. Not only do you want your style on point, but you also need to make good choices of clothes you can bust a move in. Trust us, no one wants their pants to split while they’re dropping like it’s hot. Choose practical options that you can move in – a little bit of stretch, a heel you won’t topple over in – to make sure you’ll be able to bring the moves.

Prep for your party

This is especially important if you’re planning to camp at a music festival – you do not want to left without any loo paper hundreds of kilometres from a shop. Do your homework to find out what will be available at the campsite, and make sure you’ve got all your essentials packed. This is equally important for a day party – you’ll need that sunblock and peak at hand – or a club. You don’t want to be the one to get bounced at the door because you forgot to bring ID!


Pull together a crew

What makes a party? It’s not the venue or the DJ, it’s the vibe. Pull together your crew and bring your own vibe to the dancefloor to make sure you have the best time. This may seem like a simple task, but you’ll want to make sure all your mates bring the same energy and enjoy the same beats – just one person whinging about the DJ selection can bring down the group’s vibe.

Get pumped

Got your crew together? It’s time to get the party started! Make sure you’ve got a great playlist together to get you in the mood, and up the energy levels with a Red Bull before you hit the club. Your pre-party routine sets the tone for the night, so make sure you get those energy levels pumped up!


Make the most of your day

Festivals and day parties, and even the occasional club, have different DJs on different floors, and you should check out who’s bringing the beats on which floor, and at what time. It might seem like common sense, but it’s easy to lose track of time and miss out on your favourite DJ’s tunes. There’s nothing like the FOMO of having paid to see your favourite DJ and then missing their set!

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