8 Tips on Enjoying a Full Moon Party with Your Friends

First Time to a Full Moon Party? Here Are Some Easy Tips to Use

By Fred S.
8 Tips on Enjoying a Full Moon Party with Your Friends

A unique feeling of excitement surrounds the full moon party. It’s not your common beer pong gathering, it’s special in its nature. It has its particular place of occurrence, and it’s meant to celebrate a natural occurrence of the gorgeous full moon. If you're thinking about attending one, it’s understandable to feel a bit overwhelmed just by the concept and how you’d be able to fit in the crowd with everyone else.  

You may be afraid of being the only person at the party that doesn’t know what to do, but rest assured, there will be a lot of people who are there for the first time. A large number of attendees of this party consists of tourists, who are mostly exploring the event for the first time, so you’re not the only clueless one! You will be okay if you just remember what the party is about, where they are held, and a few tips to get through any party with an experience of a lifetime.  

What Is a Full Moon Party?

Ever wondered what a full moon party actually is? Here is the answer: A full moon party is an all-night event that takes place in Thailand, on the nights before, on the night, or the night after the full moon. This is an event arranged mostly for tourists, as mentioned above.   

It originally took place in 1983 to celebrate the presence of about twenty to thirty travelers. Now that it is known worldwide, the party generates a whopping 10,000 to 30,000 attendees every full moon.  

The proceedings of the party go on till the sunrise the next day, and the bars in the Haad Rin town stay open all night, playing music such as trance, R&B, and drum and bass.  

Where Are the Parties Usually At?

Now that you know what an actual full moon party is, and what generally happens in one; you could move to the second stage of knowledge about them: that is where do these parties usually happen? Even though a lot of places around the world have adapted the full moon party culture, but the most ravishing and up-to-the-mark parties happen in the town of Haad Rin, on the island of Ko Phangan in Thailand, where the concept originated back in 1980s. This has become one of the most popular destination the tourists travel plans, if they are traveling near the time of a full moon!  

8 Tips to Have Fun in a Full Moon Party with Your Friends

1. Go Easy on the Drinking

Even though every way you look, people will be drunk beyond control, and that’s basically what you do at a full moon party, however a few secret drinking tips can help you make the most of the night. Many people who have partied there have pointed out that you must walk away from the main strip of bars along the shore to find stalls, and small shops that sell liquor at much cheaper rates.  

It is also advisable to not get extremely drunk, because the party actually does go all the way to the sunrise next day, and sometimes even extends it. Therefore, if you want to make the most of the festivities, you’re gonna want to go slow on the drinking.  

It is very important to stay hydrated while gobbling down alcohol, so it’s imperative that you carry a water bottle with you at all times.  

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2. Socialize

The full moon party has numerous people from around the globe, and it’s an excellent opportunity to socialize and learn about people’s cultures and just generally make it through the night while making new friends. However, experienced visitors have said that it’s better to stick with the people that you came to the party with. With a crowd of an overwhelming strength of 30,000 you could easily get mixed up with unknown people and things could get wild. 

The full moon party has numerous people from around the globe, and it’s an excellent opportunity to socialize and learn about people’s cultures and just generally make it through the night while making new friends. However, experienced visitors have said that it’s better to stick with the people that you came to the party with. With a crowd of an overwhelming strength of 30,000 you could easily get mixed up with unknown people and things could get wild. 

3. Get Friendly with the Neon Colors

If you want to have the true experience of an authentic full moon party, you’ve got to put your reservations aside and become best friends with bright neon body paint! It’s not essential so no one will be pushing you to do it, but almost everyone at the party will probably be covered in neon body art, and standing out from the crowd isn’t always that fun on such occasions. 

It is suggested that in order to be efficient, you should buy your paint beforehand, and share it with someone. In return you could ask them to help you paint your body, while you help them. It is just the idea of a colorful, and artistic vibe that makes the party a lot more exciting than it already is.  
 

4. Get There Early!

People that are often late can perceive that habit as a carefree personality trait. However, being fashionably late isn’t always the best thing to do when it comes to parties, sometimes you need to get to places early so you could avoid the hassle and chaos that follows. It’s better if you and your friends reach the beach a little ahead of time, and sort out your accommodations and safely keep all your belongings. The area would soon be flooded with too many people, and it can get difficult to get a place afterwards.

You would not want to run around, desperately looking for a place once the party starts and spoils all your fun. Getting there early would get you a chance to check out all the pre-moon festivities, which honestly can be really cool at times!  

5. Do Not Forget Shoes

The idea of walking on the beach barefoot under the full moon, can be pretty intriguing and appealing. A lot of people make this mistake, and not everyone knows the secret that it can be pretty dangerous. By now you already understand that the party can get pretty wild; there is unlimited drinking, tourists from all over the world, and a lot of festivities going on. During these things the beach could get covered with broken glasses, shards of wine bottles, etc. It is better if you choose to wear comfortable shoes to avoid any accidents.  

Nobody would be able to enjoy a party with an injury, so wear comfy shoes, and then walk around wherever you want without worrying about getting hurt. Make sure to pass on this information to your group, or friends as well.  

6. Avoid Skipping the Fire Rope

Beware! When you’re at the beach you’ll see a number of fire dancers at the party, who will make fire dancing look as easy as normal dancing, and they will make sure that they ask you to try it once. That is the moment when you just retreat, and walk as far away as possible (if you’re not familiar with it, of course). It’ll be a smart move to turn down the offer, because as exciting as it may seem, you’re probably too drunk to do it carefully – and even if you’re not, remember you do not have the skill set to perform these acts.  

The next morning, when you sober up, you will thank yourself for not being too enthusiastic about the fire ropes, as you will see many people unfortunately leaving with horrible burns on their bodies. So, play safe and make sure that this isn’t a painful experience, but a joyful one.

7. Don’t Go in the Ocean:

Just like walking barefoot on the beach seems like such an amazing thing to do, especially on a full moon night. Similarly going for a late night swim might seem like an enthralling idea when you’re drunk and extremely amped up with adrenaline. It is highly advisable that you avoid this urge in order to stay safe and clean.  

Bathroom facilities cost quite a bit at the full moon party, so there are people too drunk to realize that they are not supposed to relieve themselves in the ocean, and it’s better to stay clean and away from the water. In addition to this, when you’re drunk you have very little control over your sense, and you might get a little too carried away, and come close to drowning as a result.  

8. Don’t Expect Too Much:

While all the above advices will prove to be very useful in making the most of your time at the party, you need to make sure you remember this last one by heart: the full moon party will be an experience that you will remember for the rest of your lives. It will be enthralling, ridiculously exciting and out of this world, but only if you remember to keep your expectations realistic.  

You’re going to have a lot of fun, because you will meet new people from around the world, and you’ll spend an entire night away from the worries of everyday just to move to rhythm of the music and submerge into the surrounding. But you need to remember that it isn’t going to be a life changing experience. If you don’t over expect, you’ll be able to enjoy it to the fullest.  

Conclusion

The infamous full moon parties have become an international phenomenon and therefore, a lot of people are moving towards enjoying these parties. However not everyone knows what these parties really are, and how to get through them in the best possible way. The article gives a full guide on what these parties actually are, what are the places they’re held at, and the tips you need to follow.  

Some important tips that you should remember at the back of your head are to always carry your shoes, don’t drink too much too fast, avoid the fire ropes and the water, get there early, and do not expect too much. All you need to do is relax, and have the time of your life, and you’re good to go. Have fun!  

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