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PRE-GAME, PRE-PARTY, OR PRE-DRINKS – WHATEVER YOU CALL IT, HERE’S WHY YOU LOVE IT

If my life were turned into a screen play, I think my favorite scenes would be built around pre-gaming with my vinas. It’s such a hilarious, real, and necessary time for us. There is something timeless about it, like the same moments being played out from junior high and through my twenties.

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Someone is always in the kitchen making drinks while three people share the mirror, a storm of mascara, and flat irons and “does this look cute?” There are always at least four different conversations happening at the same time, someone texting a recent date, someone changing the music, and someone keeping time. There are a million reasons we love this special time, but here are our top five…

IT’S A TIME TO GATHER

Come gather around the hearth of my flat iron and share your recent dramas. Never, ever is there a better time to gossip and vent with no shame what so ever. It’s like a catch-up mini-marathon.

YOU’VE NEVER LOOKED BETTER

They say it takes a village. Well, when you pregame with your vinas it’s an all hands on deck affair. One gal is helping you with eyeliner, one has a dress for you to wear, and one knows the bouncer and put you on the list. It’s go time.

THE REAL QUALITY TIME OF THE NIGHT

The night can scatter you, so pre-gaming is really the only QT you’re going to get with your vinas. As soon as you go out to the party, the restaurant, the club, or the art show, there is a whole other world of people to deal with. There are others to talk to, food to eat, and dance floors to navigate. Your pre-game is precious time for real conversations that might get lost by the wayside once you’re out for the night.

YOU CAN YOUR UNINHIBITED SELF

You can let your hair down, and not worry about be judged when you’re just spending time with your friends. It’s time to knock back a few homemade martinis or glasses of sauv blanc and dance around in your underwear for all anyone cares. Society’s restrictions don’t count here.

IT’S JUST FUN

It’s more fun than actually going out, which is probably the main reason we never go out. Sometimes a night in is the best GNO.

Get it ladies!! What are your fave parts about pre-gaming with your vinas? Tweet us or tell us in the comments!

(Feature image via @courtneysteeves)

I am multi-genre writer specializing in travel, ad-copy, and nonfiction prose. A recent graduate with my MFA I am spending my new found time rambling around the world, practicing yoga, and searching for the best salad ever.

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