There are some people who are all about philanthropy, yet the idea of going to gala charity events is enough to make them want to pull their hair out. Here are some tips that will help you survive the evening without feeling like you are losing your mind.
The first thing to do is remember why you are heading to the gala in the first place. Think about the people you are helping an how much your assistance will mean to them. This will give you a better thought process since you will not be solely focused on how bad of a time you are having.
Bring a great guest with you. There is nothing that can make a charity event fly by better than being in great company. If you bring along someone who is really entertaining, you can spend your time talking to them and having a good time instead of being bored by everything going on around you.
Relax and have a drink. No one is telling you that alcohol is the only way to have a great time, but it can really take the edge off. Having a glass or two of wine can really help you turn your mood around. The only thing you need to worry about is having more than you can reasonably handle. This will make things take a turn for the worse. You want to loosen up, but not so much you embarrass yourself.
Going to charity events is something that most people do not look forward to. In fact, it can give some a serious sense of dread. The next time you are invited to a gala, try all of these tips and there is a high likelihood you will enjoy the night more than you thought.