It's that time of year again - along with the crush of end of year tasks and an explosion of shopping for friends, family, and neighbors there is a seemingly never ending list of Christmas parties that you are obligated to go to. This is your opportunity to be the guy who all the other guys want to be but just like being an athlete it takes training and the right gear to make it happen.
Look, Smell, and Feel Good ...
That's why the first step to success is making sure that you look, smell, and feel good. Luckily, Axe, Degree, and Dove Men+Care have you covered. Feeling confident is the first step towards success here and it's easy with a little help. These are the official PreGame Products of the NCAA and they should be for you as well when getting ready for the ultimate game - annual Christmas Parties!
Bring a Gift for the Host / Hostess ...
Enter the party on the right foot with a token of appreciation for the host of the party. It doesn't have to be something extravagant but a bottle of alcohol, snacks, or seasonal decor is perfect here. The point is to show the host that you appreciate being invited to the party and you're here to have a great time!
Wear Something Fun and Festive ...
Everyone sees you in your polo and slacks during the week, this is your chance to break out of the boring and step into you. Luckily over the past couple years that's become a lot easier for guys and today, there is no shortage of "ugly Christmas sweaters". To really own it though, you should find one that speaks to YOUR personality. That might be something conservative with reindeer or a chance to geek out with a Star Wars themed sweater. For the ultimate though, you might want to go all the way and integrate ornaments, holly, or garland.
Enjoy a Cocktail But Don't Be "That Guy" ...
Remember - this is a party but your goal is to rock the party and not get run over by it. For many of us that means walking a thin line between drinking and getting drunk but here's a tip to help you succeed. Select a drink like rum and Coke or vodka and Sprite where noone can tell exactly how much alcohol is in the drink. When you order, just ask the bartender to go light on the booze. No one will ever know the difference. Over the course of the evening, all they will notice is that you are having fun but saying or doing stupid stuff that might put you in a hole.
Have Some Witty Stories To Share ...
Be the cool guy with something fun to share. Girls love a witty guy that is quick with a joke and this is another reason why limiting your alcohol consumption is an asset. As your peers descend into inebriation they will have less exciting things to share but you'll be the guy who owns the room and is in full command of the situation.
With a little help, you'll have no problem being the guy that everyone is glad they invited to the Christmas parties this year but your first step should be a visit to your local Kroger and Kroger owned stores to pick up Dove Men+Care, Degree, and Axe products. Luckily they have some great coupons available online in addition to the existing loyalty offers that you get by being a loyal Kroger customer.
- Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Dove Men+ Care product (Excluding trial & travel sizes).
- Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Degree product (Excluding trial & travel sizes).
- Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Axe Hair product (Excluding trial & travel sizes).
- Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Axe Deodorant & Body Wash product (Excluding trial & travel sizes).
So what's your go-to grooming routine to #GetGameReady? Share your routine on Kroger's Facebook page for your chance to win a $50 Kroger gift card.