By JACQUI PORTER
Well, the party season is almost upon us (happy dance!)
Prepare yourself for masses of good food, yummy wine and catching up with friends.
But what happens if you’re at a party where the guests don’t know each other that well and the convo is, well, a little forced?
Perhaps it’s a work chrissy party with other divisions? Or drinks with neighbours that you’ve only seen a couple of times over the fence?
Whatever the occasion, it pays to have a few sneaky “ice breakers” or conversation starters up your sleeve to avoid the dreaded “ummm… I’m just going to refill my glass” (cue running noises and car engines starting).
1. If you had to choose between a sentence in exile by yourself, or a cell with 10 other people, which would you choose and why?
This one could reveal some interesting facts about your convo buddy. If for some reason they start mentioning their “sentence” in the past tense and recalling stories that seem way too detailed to be hypotheticals, you may want to chase the canapé lady down and hide on the other side of the room though.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Brown Brothers. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.
2. Would you rather have no one show up to your wedding or no one show up to your funeral?
Ohhh tricky, for me I think I’d choose the no show at the funeral. The reason being, frankly, is that I wouldn’t know.