Mixer, pair, whatever you call it at your school it is a party, a throw down, a social event. Little do many people understand that for girls, the preparations for a mixer start far before the mixer itself begins.
20.) The Shower Stage
In which you make sure you shave your legs. If you don’t, then you are wearing pants to the party.
19.) The Blow Dry And Style Hair Stage
The heat from the blow dryer and your styling tool makes you extra sweaty, to the point where you think the previous shower stage has been completetly un-done.
18.) The Make-Up Stage
We have to highlight our already lovely faces.
17.) The Outfit Selection Stage
This is a tough stage in which you change your mind at least six times. This is the stage in going out where you room becomes a hurricane of blouses, wedges and accessories.
16.) The Teeth Brushing/Mouth Washing Stage
You want to be as fresh as can be when you get to the mixer, so you make sure that you save this for the absolute last minute. You may even be gargling until you get inside the car. Just don’t get too overeager when taking the shot of mouthwash, because then you may mistake it for vodka and swallow it, and that would be horrendous.
15.) The Inbound Pledge Ride Stage
You constantly thank the pledge for picking you up and continue to ask him generic questions about his hometown, his major and how he likes pledging. It’s almost always uncomfortable, because you feel bad that you are on your way to having a great night while this driver is on his way to getting 500 phone calls in the next few hours.
14.) The Pregame Stage
You will instantly regret the mouth wash you just used after taking a shot. The only thing worse than orange juice and brushed teeth is vodka and mouth wash.
13.) The “That Was Rough” Shot Stage
Typically when you take your third or fourth shot, it goes down so funny that you do not know what
12.) The Middle School Dance Stage
The point in the night where guys are on one side of the room and girls are on the other. Thankfully, good music and alcohol bring people together, so this, too, shall pass.
11.) The “Is This My Last Shot?” Stage
That one shot you take where you think it could be the last one you remember before blacking out. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn’t, so you never know, which is both outstanding and terrifying.
10.) The “WHAT? I CAN’T HEAR ANYTHING YOU’RE SAYING” Stage
When the height of people are in attendance of the mixer, it gets to a point where the combination of blaring music and people pollution disallows you from hearing anything that is being said. You keep saying, “what? What? No seriously, what?” It gets exhausting, so you just decide to give up and either drink, dance, or hook-up instead of talking.
9.) The Save Your Sister Stage
There is always one sister that needs help in some way. Whether there is a creepy guy trying to grind up on her or she is about to vomit everywhere, then it is time for you to intercept and make sure that she gets the assistance she clearly needs.
8.) The Dancing Like A Maniac Stage
You’re in your prime. The music is on point, you’re taking shot after shot after shot and you definitely just took a picture that is worth Instagramming tomorrow. So you are basking in the glory of your undergraduate years on the dance floor until you can’t feel your feet anymore. You and your frat buddies start to get silly and bust out the best moves, making your bond even stronger.
7.) The “There’s Nicer Alcohol In My Room” Stage
This is what happens when you get lucky at a mixer, and in order to be obvious but not too blunt, you get asked if you want to take shots of something that doesn’t taste like nail polish remover.
6.) The Party Has Reached Its Peak Stage
Eventually, you realize that it is time to bounce. The handles start to dwindle, the DJ starts to play slower jams and you are pretty tired of conversing with everyone there. That’s when you know it’s time to call it a night.
5.) The Outbound Pledge Ride Stage
This is completely different from the pledge ride you took on the way there, because alcohol is a thing. Everybody is always yelling in the ride home, no matter what their emotion is. Happy, sad, angry, sexually charged, you name it, they are screaming about it.
4.) The Drunk Food Stage
You wait for what feels like hours (though it is really 30-45 minutes) for a greasy and oh-so satisfying pizza.
3.) The PTFO Stage
The point at the night where you cannot keep your eyes open. Drunken sleep-talking is expected.
2.) The Drunk-Brunch Stage
Where everybody finds out who shacked where and what shenanigans went down the night before.
1.) The Hangover From Hell Stage
Worth it? Maybe not. Will you do it all again the next night? Absolutely