I heard a friend of mine who lives in Los Angeles post something on Facebook recently about a party he went to where everyone was required to wear Irish Drinking tshirts. I was instantly intrigued, because that honestly sounded like a really fun way to get people interacting at a party. There is an instant common ground for everyone to talk about. “Where did you get your shirt?” “Oh, your shirt is so funny!” I sent him a message asking him the details about how the party was put together, and it all turned out to be quite simple.
Do not be deceived by the simplicity of the name, though…because your guests hopefully will be. Everyone has to find somewhere on the Internet, or in their own wardrobe, a Irish t-shirt to wear. They are required to wear some kind of Irish tshirts to the party, hence the name. What they do not realize, however, is that each person will be issued a green card and a red card at the beginning of the night. The green card can be used to demand that someone has to swap their shirt with you. The red cards are used to block the swap. When any card is used, it has to be given to the target of the trade or the block, even if your trade was blocked.
The fun of the party really amps up when some of the prettier people in the room are out of red cards. This means they can’t block people from demanding that they trade their funny tees. I promise you that the first time a lovely lady takes her shirt off to trade with someone else, the eyes of every male in the room will light up with happiness. Suddenly, the whole concept of trading shirts is way cooler than they at first thought. I mean, we have girls taking their shirts off here!
They say that alcohol is a form of social lubrication. It really gets people loosened up and communicating with each other in a really friendly way. Well, if you want to have a successful Irish T-Shirts Party, you definitely need to bring on the booze. I’m not suggesting you get everyone falling-down drunk here, but it will surely make folks a lot more willing to take their shirts off in a room full of onlookers if they have a couple of cocktails in them, right?
As host to a Irish TShirts Party, you need to keep a careful eye on the guests. You need to either only invite people you can trust to be responsible partiers, or you need to stay somewhat sober to monitor what’s happening around you. It will bring the festivities to a screeching halt as soon as someone puts their hands on someone else in an inappropriate manner. You need to curb anyone who seems to be getting close to that stage of general drunkenness so that the rest of the party can enjoy themselves. These are risks anyone has to make in order to throw a good party, though, so don’t let is spoil your good time!