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By on 20th February 2017

5 ways to problem-proof your party

We all love to have a good time, and even more so when we’re on holiday. You’ve had a long year, you’ve worked hard and now your eyes are set on the Seychelles – and that large Takamaka cocktail with your name on it. But with all things, safety comes first. We break down 5 strategies for mess-proof party.


  1. Leave the mixing to the barman

We know it’s tempting to want to sip on every drink on offer, but as you well know, there’s nothing like Takamaka to get the party going. If you’d like to avoid a sore head, and a hot day with a hangover, make sure you stick to one type of alcohol. Sound boring? It doesn’t have to be. We have an incredible range of flavours for you to try, to keep you FOMO free. Only like the original Takamaka taste? Head over to our recipes tab and get your local barman clued up on the best Takamaka cocktails on offer. You’ll thank us later.


  1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Hair of the dog, the green ambulance, a greasy meal: all of these may be your go-to hangover remedies, but prevention is better than cure. The simple science is that “drinking about 250 milliliters of an alcoholic beverage causes the body to expel 800 to 1,000 milliliters of water; that’s four times as much liquid lost as gained,” and while that’s no reason to stop drinking responsibly, it also means that you need to top up with water, whether you’re having one or two rum cocktails or a bigger night out. Our tip: have a glass or two of water for every alcoholic drink consumed.


  1. Slow and steady wins the race

We know Takamaka rum is delicious. Studies show that even looking at the bottle can induce feelings of excitement, thirst and the desire to break out in an epic dance move. And while we don’t want to dampen your enthusiasm, we also want you to make it to the early AM dance party. Pacing yourself doesn’t have to mean you’re boring – you just have a winning party strategy in place. We recommend using a number system, and deciding what the peak number is. Hint: It should never be 10/10. The minute you feel yourself nearing 6 or 7, slow down, enjoy the break and stay settled. Be the party tortoise, not the hare.


  1. Sun-proof yourself

There is nothing more epic than sipping on a delicious rum cocktail on a beach in the Seychelles. But even though we love the sun, it doesn’t always love us back. Avoid the queasy tummy, and the not-so-chic lobster look by wearing a hat and making sure you apply (and reapply) sunscreen throughout the day. Line your cooler box with cheap gel ice pads to help you cool off and try to avoid sipping back your Cuba libre under the midday rays.


  1. Prepare for the party

There is no faster way to ruin a party (and sometimes your life) than doing these three things: getting behind the wheel of car after some drinks, failing to charge your phone or running out of money. Even the best night can turn totally sour. Make sure you’ve charged up before you head out and invest in a power bank if you know your battery doesn’t have the best staying power. Make sure you have the number for at least two reputable taxis, and always keep some extra money in a separate part of your wallet for when you really need it. With these things in check, you can party away problem free.R