I had the great honor of being able to crash the very shwank Independence Day bash at the Ambassador’s residence last night. So instead of a vocabulary lesson, I’m going to share my time-tested tips for official party crashing. You know, just in case you find yourself in Paris next July 4th:
1. Find a friend who can legitimately get you on the guest list (so key). Then walk in like you own the place.
2. Make your way immediately to the food (if you’re growing a baby human) or to the bar (if you’re not).
3. Trample any clueless French people who get in between you and a front row seat for the Glee kids.
4. If you’re still hungry at the end of the night, feel free to go directly to the catering source when it seems they’ve run out of food/have started putting food away. Waving a large pregnant belly helps.