Thought Catalog

12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends

  • 0
2012 SAG Awards
2012 SAG Awards

1. Planning The Pregame

Ahhh, the pre-pregame. A magical, marvelous time full of anxious questions like, “DO YOU THINK DEREK IS COMING?!” and discussing how much everyone plans on drinking…while being fully aware that those estimates will probably change.

2. The Pumped Up Pregame

Probably the most vital step of the entire night. You’ve raided each other’s closets, swapped outfits multiple times, and now you are ready for greatness. This is the time you get EXCITED AND DANCE AND CANNOT WAIT TO HAVE THE BEST NIGHT EVER!!!!

“PLAY THAT ONE SONG I LOVE.”
“This one?”
“Yasssss! GOD, I LOVE THIS SONG!!!”

*plays it on loop for the next hour*

3. Photographic Evidence

It’s the beginning of the night and you all look fabulous. And let’s be honest…it probably won’t last. So trust you’re going to want visual evidence. Bonus points if you put it on social media with a caption like, “with the bests” or “my team.”

4. The Dancing Fool

Every group of friends has that ONE person who can’t stop dancing. A little liquid courage hits them and BAM, they are Footloose all over the place. Doesn’t matter if you’re at a bar or just in the living room, they are putting Shakira to damn shame.

5. “I love you soooooo much”

At this point, the drinks are overflowing and so is the love. You start handing out compliments left and right. It’s like a smorgasbord of affection.

“You are my best friends and I love you so much, and you’re going to be my bridesmaids. You are the prettiest, smartest, most wonderful humans and I love you sosososoosooooooo much!” *Cue the crying*

6. The Ex Files

The alcohol has HIT full force and someone starts talking about an ex or maybe even a current love interest. And everyone else jumps in, ready to say whatever to ease the pain and get them back on track.

Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids

7. Inside Jokes

Here comes the stage when you all start strolling down memory lane, sipping on nostalgia nectar. Every joke you’ve ever had makes a way into conversation, even though it doesn’t even make sense.

8. So Many Blurry Pictures

Vision is a bit impaired at this point, and hand-eye coordination is not the sharpest it’s ever been. Someone shouts, “I’m fine! I’m not drunk! Lemme take the picture!”

“WE STILL LOOK GOOD!”

Mmm, you’ve probably looked better. But that’s okay, it’s about the memory, right?

9. “BEST FRIEND SHOTS!!!!”

You were going to stop drinking, but then someone suggested another round for the BFFs and you were NOT going to turn that down. There’s a lot of toasting, cheers, and “TO US!” heard around the room. You’re probably a little insufferable to anyone around, but who cares. You’re together. That’s what matters.

10. “I’m doing this for your own good!”

A good friend will tell you to not text that one douchebag. But a best friend will physically remove the phone from your hand and refuse to give it back, no matter how much you beg and plead.

11. The Delivery Order

Food. The night is winding down and now you are all ravenous. Must acquire food. The greasier and fattier? The better. And maybe whoever delivers the pizza will be cute. In a perfect world, right?

12. Netflix And The Couch

You’ve made it back in one piece and are two seconds away from all passing out. You make sure everyone drank some water, and maybe even popped an Advil in preparation. You plug in a laptop and put on Friends. And let’s face it, you’ve got the best friends and Friends anyone could ever ask for. TC mark

For more from Ari, be sure to follow her on Facebook:


Read This

More from Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog Videos


    • http://jstrawberry.wordpress.com Jules Strawberry

      Reblogged this on Jules Rules Blog and commented:
      OMG! TRUTH!!

      <3 <3 <3

      CHEERS!

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/nicole-tarkoff/2015/03/16-drinks-that-tell-you-everything-you-need-to-know-about-a-girls-mood/ 16 Drinks That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About A Girl’s Mood | Thought Catalog

      […] Read this: 22 Instagrams That Sum Up Ever Drunk Single Girls Life Perfectly Read this: 13 Girls On What Men Will Never Understand About Women Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/johanna-mort/2015/03/14-reasons-independent-people-make-the-best-friends/ 14 Reasons Independent People Make The Best Friends | Thought Catalog

      […] this: 16 Stages Of Going On A Road Trip With Your Best Friend Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 15 Things Ambitious Girls Do A Little Bit Differently When They’re Dating Cataloged […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/ari-eastman/2015/03/18-signs-youre-a-little-too-obsessed-with-friends/ 18 Signs You’re A Little Too Obsessed With “Friends” | Thought Catalog

      […] } else if ( document.attachEvent ) { document.attachEvent( 'onreadystatechange', func ); } } )(); Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: This Is When I Feel Sexy Read this: 14 Reasons Independent People Make The Best Friends […]

    • http://ballwhoreina.wordpress.com flewelling13

      Reblogged this on ballwhoreina.

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/rob-gunther/2015/03/5-reasons-why-you-should-date-a-guy-who-had-all-of-his-tattoos-laser-removed/ 5 Reasons Why You Should Date A Guy Who Had All Of His Tattoos Laser Removed | Thought Catalog

      […] A Tattoo No One Knows About Read this: 50 Dirty Jokes That Are Never Appropriate But Always Funny Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Cataloged […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/mica-trinidad/2015/03/6-reasons-why-i-love-my-sister-even-through-the-ups-and-downs/ 6 Reasons Why I Love My Sister Even Through The Ups And Downs | Thought Catalog

      […] this: 8 Honest Qualities About First Borns You Need To Know Before You Date One Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 95 Books That Changed My Perspective On Life And […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/jessica-m-jordan/2015/03/8-types-of-girls-that-make-a-fully-balanced-friend-group/ 8 Types Of Girls That Make A Fully Balanced Friend Group | Thought Catalog

      […] Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 25 Signs You Are The Kind Of Woman The World Is Scared Of Read this: 10 Ridiculous Rejection Text Messages Girls Actually Sent That Leave A Sting […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/natalie-mchale/2015/03/5-telling-signs-you-are-a-second-semester-college-senior/ 5 Telling Signs You Are A Second Semester College Senior | Thought Catalog

      […] Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 8 Honest Qualities About First Borns You Need To Know Before You Date One Read this: 12 Classic Texts Every Worrier Has Sent At Least Once […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/johanna-mort/2015/03/15-stages-of-being-apart-from-your-best-friend/ 15 Stages Of Being Apart From Your Best Friend | Thought Catalog

      […] Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: When You Watch Your Best Friend Get Her Heart Broken Read this: 14 Signs You’re In A Jim-And-Pam Relationship Cataloged in […]

    • http://theeyeoffaith.wordpress.com {theEye}

      Reblogged this on The Eye of Faith and commented:
      Too true …. check out this post from ThoughtCatalog!

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/ali-aspenson/2015/03/5-places-where-you-should-never-be-on-your-phone/ 5 Places Where You Should Never Be On Your Phone | Thought Catalog

      […] Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 14 Things All Healthy Couples Do Read this: 19 Scientifically Proven Ways Love Affects Our Bodies Like A Drug Cataloged in […]

    • http://www.unmotivating.com/12-stages-of-getting-drunk-with-your-best-friends/ 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends | UnMotivating

      […] Article by Ari Eastman via thoughtcatalog […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/ifrah-ithnin/2015/03/this-is-how-you-know-theyre-your-true-best-friend/ This Is How You Know They’re Your True Best Friend | Thought Catalog

      […] Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 13 Girls On What Men Will Never Understand About Women Read this: 23 Real Life Dating Disasters That Will Make You Cringe […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/sara-uzer/2015/03/4-brutal-truths-about-growing-up-with-three-sisters/ 4 Brutal Truths About Growing Up With Three Sisters | Thought Catalog

      […] this: 50 Dirty Jokes That Are Never Appropriate But Always Funny Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 14 Things All Healthy Couples […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/rikki-mae-mauhay/2015/03/how-to-get-stuck-in-the-friendzone-and-never-get-out-of-it-ever/ How To Get Stuck In The Friendzone And Never Get Out Of It, Ever | Thought Catalog

      […] Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 14 Things All Healthy Couples Do Read this: 23 Real Life Dating Disasters That Will Make You Cringe […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/kara-crabb/2015/03/this-is-what-happens-when-you-eat-too-many-poppy-seeds/ This Is What Happens When You Eat Too Many Poppy Seeds | Thought Catalog

      […] Read this: 19 Scientifically Proven Ways Love Affects Our Bodies Like A Drug Read this: 13 Girls On What Men Will Never Understand About Women Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/mica-trinidad/2015/03/the-9-mostly-drunken-phases-of-post-break-up/ The 9 Mostly Drunken Phases Of Post-Break Up | Thought Catalog

      […] Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 21 Ways To Take Care Of A Highly Sensitive Person Read this: 22 Instagrams That Sum Up Ever Drunk Single Girls Life Perfectly […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/allison-krupp/2015/03/the-5-eternal-stages-of-a-ten-year-friendship/ The 5 Eternal Stages Of A Ten-Year Friendship | Thought Catalog

      […] Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 14 Things All Healthy Couples Do Read this: 19 Scientifically Proven Ways Love Affects Our Bodies Like A Drug Cataloged in […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/nicole-tarkoff/2015/03/9-terribly-unfortunate-effects-of-being-the-younger-sibling/ 9 Terribly Unfortunate Effects Of Being The Younger Sibling | Thought Catalog

      […] this: 16 Ways Children Of Divorce Love Differently Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 8 Honest Qualities About First Borns You Need To Know Before You Date […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/nicole-weaver/2015/03/four-shades-of-lipstick-that-reveal-a-girls-personality/ Four Shades Of Lipstick That Reveal A Girl’s Personality | Thought Catalog

      […] In Online Relationships Will Understand Read this: 10 Super Sexy Beauty Finds For Every Budget Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: I Just Said What Every Other Woman Is […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/ari-eastman/2015/03/10-totally-ridiculous-fights-only-true-bffs-have/ 10 Totally Ridiculous “Fights” Only True BFFs Have | Thought Catalog

      […] func ); } } )(); Read this: 16 Stages Of Going On A Road Trip With Your Best Friend Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 15 Stages Of Being Apart From Your Best Friend Cataloged […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/adrienne-bicknell/2015/03/21-lessons-ive-learned-about-life-in-21-years-of-living/ 21 Lessons I’ve Learned About Life In 21 Years Of Living | Thought Catalog

      […] Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 12 Classic Texts Every Worrier Has Sent At Least Once Read this: 19 Things Only Chronically Late People Understand Cataloged in […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/rachel-trahan/2015/03/7-dramatic-things-that-every-former-drama-geek-understands/ 7 Dramatic Things That Every Former Drama Geek Understands | Thought Catalog

      […] this: 17 Signs You And Your Best Friend Are Basically Chandler And Joey Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: 95 Books That Changed My Perspective On Life And Love Cataloged […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/nicole-weaver/2015/03/4-shades-of-lipstick-that-reveal-a-girls-personality/ 4 Shades Of Lipstick That Reveal A Girl’s Personality | Thought Catalog

      […] In Online Relationships Will Understand Read this: 10 Super Sexy Beauty Finds For Every Budget Read this: 12 Stages Of Getting Drunk With Your Best Friends Read this: I Just Said What Every Other Woman Is […]

    blog comments powered by Disqus