People Share Their Best Fool-Proof Excuses To Skip A Party
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Parties can be great, but they can also be way too much to deal with—especially if you're tired or don't know everyone who will be there.

Having a good excuse on hand to get out of a party you don't want to go to is always a good idea.


Redditor Bianca_di_Angelo asked:

"What's a fool proof excuse to skip a party?"

Yeah, no.

"In the wise words of Rachel Green, 'I wish I could, but I don't want to'."

- leese216

"Phoebe’s brutal honestly also featured in 'Sorry I’m late, but I left late'"

- Et12355

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Mom Said No

​"'My mom said no, sorry"

- Deleted Account

"I'm gonna try 'my cat said no, sorry'"

- Listen-bitch

No Friends, No Problem

"​If you don’t have friends you can skip all the parties."

- ChunkyPillow

"Extroverts hate this one weird trick!"

- havron

Do A Caesar

​"Caesar: Decius, go tell them Caesar will not come."

"Decius Brutus: Most mighty Caesar, let me know some cause, lest I be laugh'd at when I tell them so."

"Caesar: The cause is in my will: I will not come; That is enough to satisfy the senate."

- NoStressAccount

Keep It Simple

​"Just say you're not feeling very well. Leave it at that."

- MiddlesboroughFan

So Much Poop

"​Explosive diarrhea"

- nsmith0723

"This works and absolutely kills any followup questions. Dead stop. And reduces the risk of of being invited to future events."

- Sticking_To_Decaf

"'Hey. I just violently sh*t myself. I'm thinking that going out in public isn't really a thing for me today.'"

- Darth_D**k_Fingers

Boundaries Are Great

​"You don't need a foolproof excuse. Set your boundaries and decline the invitation"

- puppymonkeybaby79

You Know I'm An Introvert

​"My social battery is low. Just gonna chill by myself"

-WorstLuckChuck

​Family Time

​"'Family coming in' my go to"

- Sea_Sea3831

​When All Else Fails, Absurdism

​"Say 'Sorry I gotta go milk my cat.' and give no further explanations, that should stop the whole party problem."

- Hacker_N00b

Hopefully you won't need them but, if you do, here's a great selection of ways to get out of any unwanted parties.

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