Alright so, about a month ago, I posted this: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/general-discussion/288372-help-socially-inept-teenager.html for help about what to do with this situation since I am very unpopular (normally). Some wanted some live feed from the party which wasn't going to happen, but here it is just an hour after it ended: The beginning was alright. It went by with a blur. I walked in, didn't recognize anyone and awkwardly stood there looking dumb. I got the table card telling me where to go, and walked to hang up my coat. A girl from my youth group yelled out at me so I went over and hung out with the 3 or so people I knew. We went in, the rest of the group showed up, we talked, and I was being awkward. They were all teasing me about being such a loser and one kid was showing me dance moves to do. Anyway, the party went by and here is what basically happened: Good stuff - I danced. Boy did I dance. My feet are throbbing and I still am swaying a bit. - I almost kissed a girl. I got THIS close (can't really show) because I was dared to drink Sprite with a crushed up taco inside and mustard and some girl was going to kiss me if I did (she was probably joking). I did get a couple hugs though (close enough for me) - I was social. I talked to new people, and got to know the people I knew more. I also heard a bunch of deep dark secrets that actually took me down a bit (I'll go into that in the 'bad' section). - I had a great time and at the end people actually took the time to say goodbye to me. I didn't do anything incredibly stupid or weird (I almost got my sleeve in the candle as it was being lit but nothing happened) and I felt satisfaction. The bad: - I still felt invisible and was ignored a lot. - I didn't get to light a candle (the whole youth group did but that was a group thing) - I have sort of a bad taste in my mouth from stuffing down cake - I acidentally smacked heads into a girl I was "hugging" - I almost broke my leg trying to be cool and "break dance" I put that in quotes because it was nothing close - My dancing was criticized (some said I wasn't dancing at all) because I have little sense of rhythm and found myself doing the same thing over and over - Found my mind drifting and realizing I was standing there doing nothing (I looked like a fool). I thoguht about such things as the insulation in the walls, biology class, writing this on TFW afterwards, and other randomness I don't remember now. Overall, I had a great time, and I think everyone else did too. I did get a mini conversation in with the birthday girl and nothing was a set up (people said this may be a trap where I would be embarrased for life). There was NO alcohol, NO drugs, NO underage sex, and NO law breaking. I told you that, and even if there were those things, I would not have done them (I've got values ) but it was still awesome. Thank you guys who took my questions seriously and helped me (I took the gift card idea but put it in a little card purse that she can use for money or cards or stuff), my clothes fit what everyone else was wearing, and I didn't fail entirely at being social. Thanks so much and now I'm gonna go sleep because I'm worn out.