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Here’s how you can have fun without booze.

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You love your fun but not with alcohol. You’re probably feeling the pressure to drink, but it’s okay if choose not to. You CAN have a fabulous festive season.

Host a pyjama party
Gather your crew at your house and ask everyone to bring their favourite movies, make popcorn and make it a girls’ night like no other. Stalk your crushes on Facebook, share your goals for the next year and laugh until you cry from all the girly talk about boys, school and celebs. Add nail polish and you have a manicure party.

Swimming club
Find out where your community swimming pool is and form a swimming club that meets several times a week. You can find your nearest pool in Gauteng, and the Western cape at the websites linked or ask a teacher or sports coach in your area for recommendations. You get to keep your body fit while having fun with your girls.

Click here for more pools in your area.

Get moving
Borrow your brother’s bike and join a cycling club, or start a walking club. You can also do something to earn money, like braiding, painting or gardening.

A bring and share party
Invite your friends over for a party. Terms and conditions? Everyone makes their favourite salad and contributes a little money to buy meat for a braai.

Fashion queens unite
The only thing better than going bargain hunting alone at second hand shops is doing it with your friends. Look for charity shops where you can get amazing clothes for as little as R20. It’s like going to the mall but better because you can shop till you drop without spending a lot of money.

So, what happens if you’re invited to a party? You can still have fun without alcohol. Bring cool drink and games (like Monopoly and Snakes and Ladders), and the night will be lit!

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@Connie_dee45

It's the pj party for me

Sept. 14, 2022, 7:35 p.m.

Nihan

Yeah,pj parties are nice and fun for me,but other teens don't pj parties

July 2, 2022, 8:19 p.m.

Netball

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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I m lucesha

Most of teenager when u say u r making a pj party dey will ask u kuzobekunani????? Wat do dey expect in pj party coz it aslo aparty with or without an alcohol#AlCOHOL DOLOLO

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

my family is very strict they never allowed me to host a p.j party or a bring and share braai , how can I convince my mother to host a p.j party

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Hi Springster. You should ask your mother why she's against having a sleepover and then try and resolve the issues she has. If it's about safety then get all the kids parents to call you mom and confirm that it's okay for them to sleep over. If it's about money then let your friends all contribute to snacks and food. Communication is key. So find out what her reasons are and try to solve them...

I like it ill try

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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ɨ aʟsօ ʟɨҡɛ ɨt ռaʍɨ ʟ'ʟʟ try

That is a good way of having fun

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

There's reasons why you'll never ever hear or see me making jokes about unemployment/poverty because I know the PAIN of staying at home for years cause I don't have any plan. ●I know the pain of seeing your mates going out for shopping after their paydays while you only have that 2/3 years back outfit that you always rock when you say you've slayed. ●I know the pain of going out partying with friends then they start buying booze and you don't even have R10 for transport to go back home.. ●I know the pain of being left by ladies just because you have nothing to offer them.. ●I know the pain of not going to your family's funeral just because you can't afford transport... ●I know the pain of being called "uyasokola" just because you always say "angina nex" & they rocking expensive clothes and popping expensive booze.. ●I know the pain of feeling like a failure in life, feeling like you have no purpose in this world cos nothing seems to be going the right way from your side... What I'd like to say is all those things made me strong and I never gave up in life even today Im still fighting. Try education or do any job kuzohlangana. From Lunah and I am no stranger to pain.

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hey Springster. Thank you for your comment. Showing determination is very important. Here's an article I think you should read http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-life/everyone-feels-low-sometimes/

U r boring maan, sum of us have gone to real pain not tht shit u tawking about.this article is not about pain its about alchohol dwee

Having fun without alcohol is now a hard thing for the,because when someone host a n pyjama party they bring their own booze if there is no booze

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hey Springster. Having fun without alcohol is very possible. Alcohol inhibits the way you function and think and can put you in situations you wouldn't find yourself in if you were sober, especially if you're drinking underage.

having fun with out alcohol is not fun. but now I don't use alcohol coz I'm breastfeeding. and its rely hard to avoid it coz I like it

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hi Springster. It's good that you're avoiding alcohol now that you're breastfeeding! There are many ways to have fun without alcohol, you just need to explore them. Drinking too much alcohol can impair your thoughts and you may end up doing things you wouldn't normally do, so stay safe.

Alcohol is fun but after a while it gets quite tedious cause you doing the same thing over and over again. Life without alcohol is awesome it opens up a world of possibilities

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

Alcohol is not good for our bodies...In this generation we are in....Alcohol is made the first priority...our youth cant have fun without alcohol...alcohol waste money we dont have...alcohol is the worst distraction...others cant even control themselves when they are drunk..especially girls they end up having sex without protection then the rate of teenage pregnancy and HIV increases let us love our selves Please respect your body as it is the Temple of God...I love you all Readers

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

Cool information! I love it

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

That is true

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hey becoz do you have friends

Hi

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hey Springster 👋

Wow so helpful. Bt ii dnt hv freinds

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hi Springster. Your cellphone, the Internet, computers — they’re all great! You can meet new people, learn new things and share ideas with friends from all over the world. But what about your friends who live just down the street? The Internet is fun but if your online time has created barriers between you and your real friends, it might be time to put down the phone and experience the world with #nofilter! Here's a story you should read http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-life/make-great-friendships-in-the-real-world/

We could be friends i got no friends either

Yea I go with u the wen the invite u must tll them that guyz I'm not into alcohol ...

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

Hi guys my is musa from tsakane ext5 I'm new here at springster

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hi Springster. We've removed you comment because you disclosed personal information about yourself. We recommend you not share information that could compromise your safety online. Read our Rules for Commenting.

how do I stop going out with friends who takes alcohol? actual how do I stop pressurising myself to fit it in

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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just keep on making piles of excuses every time they approach you to go out wiff them..

Hi Sket. Thanks for your comment. It must be difficult when the circle of friends you have want to do things that make you uncomfortable but you don't wanna seem as though you feel like you're better than them or like you're boring. You'll come to learn that the most important person in this life is you and no one should pressure you into doing anything you aren't 100% comfortable with. Perhaps you should consider finding new friends who do the things you enjoy doing, that way you can spend your time with positive influences around you, that is very important. Next time someone asks you to do something you don't want to do you can simply say no, it's that's simple!

just ask your mom money and buy snacks then watch a horror movie..

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hi heletse. That sounds like a plan.

Yep that's the best way

Not to be negative or something but iam from the ghetto without booze you are boring and its hard to have fun with out booze so i just lock my self at home and watch tv, i really need friends that's why i joined springster

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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I honestly agree with you. Without booze there's no point in having a party unless its for kidz

I honestly agree with you. Without booze there's no point in having a party unless its for kidz

Hi michy15. Thanks for sharing your comment. I have to disagree with you on that one. Although there are many teens who enjoy drinking and misbehaving, there are just as many teens who aren't that way.You need to identify if the crowd you hang in is actually good for you. You want to try hanging out with like minded people who have the same interests otherwise you'll be hanging with the wrong kind or thinking that those are the only options you have. I think it's way better to stay home and read a book than chilling with friends who will encourage you to do the wrong things. So don't feel lonely when you're home doing the things you like but see the positives of that. Here's an article i think you should read http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-life/check-your-crew/

Thnx for the great idea I will invite my friends for a pyjama party

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

Lol bring and share lol so funny

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

Then drink non alcoholic champagne

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

I have many friends but is boys if i go to them like Friday night just to chill with them i just smoke oka pyp and. Then i don't want to drink then they forced. Me to drink and then i don't want after that they want me to go with them to tthe club and then i tell them i don't want to after a minute all of them are angry at me and i really don't want to lose them its all friends i got so guys what must i do plz help me i need comments guys

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hi again Lottering, it might seem impossible or scary to say no to your friends right now, but it's really important for you to be able to stand your ground. If you friends are really good friends and they are important to you, you should consider telling them that you are unhappy with the way they force you to do things. If you can’t come to any agreements and you feel like you have to do things when you don’t feel like you want to then these might not be the right kind of friends to have in your life. Of course only you will know if they are still good friends for you and only you can decide if you want to end your friendship or not. Good luck Springster and we hope this helps.

I have many friends but is boys if i go to them like Friday night just to chill with them i just smoke oka pyp and. Then i don't want to drink then they forced. Me to drink and then i don't want after that they want me to go with them to tthe club and then i tell them i don't want to after a minute all of them are angry at me and i really don't want to lose them its all friends i got so guys what must i do plz help me i need comments guys

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hi again Lottering, it might seem impossible or scary to say no to your friends right now, but it's really important for you to be able to stand your ground. If you friends are really good friends and they are important to you, you should consider telling them that you are unhappy with the way they force you to do things. If you can’t come to any agreements and you feel like you have to do things when you don’t feel like you want to then these might not be the right kind of friends to have in your life. Of course only you will know if they are still good friends for you and only you can decide if you want to end your friendship or not. Good luck Springster and we hope this helps.

I want to stop drinking alcohol but I don't know how

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hey Springster, try to partake in activities where you know there won't be alcohol around. The temptation to resist will be harder if you are in a place with plenty of alcohol. There are many things you can do for fun without alcohol and you can go through the article again to see what suits you. If you feel like you are having very serious issues with alcohol, try contact Childline SA. They will offer you counselling over the phone, in person and online. You don't need to give them your name and can contact them any time of the day or night. They are here to help you! Don't forget you can contact them on their 24/7 Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555 for help. Check out their website on http://www.childlinesa.org.za as well as their Facebook and Twitter page for useful information.

guys I thanks to god that I'm not going to drinking alcohol

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hey Fif, we're glad you're sticking to the decision you've made to stay away from alcohol. All the best Springster.

I like your post

I drink alcohol when ever I feel stressed..., but its not on,I wanna stop completely, it's not easy I always relapse.

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

I want to have friends that don't see the fun in drinking alcohol anymore. I need friends that'd wouldn't mind riding the training with me just to see one crazy show ,friends that wouldn't mind saving money so we can go to an art exhibition ,Friends that prefer food more than booz ,I need a friend

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hey Nami, it's definitely possible to have fun without alcohol and there are many peeps out there who also prefer not to drink. Just be a lil patient and you'll find friends who enjoy doing the things you like doing as well.

Morning guys the fun I have is being in this website

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

I'm also looking for a friend like that

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Lebo. .we both need ppl to talk to about other things ...Maybe we can be friends and talk about things instead of bottling them up 😢I'll be there when you need me dear ....I'M 13 YEARS OLD

I need someone to talk to about my feelings ...I don't think there's anyone there to listen 😢it really hurts when I bottle things up ....I actually need a BFF ...can I have a BFF ..? ??help plzz

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

I need someone to talk to about my feelings ...I don't think there's anyone there to listen 😢it really hurts when I bottle things up ....I actually need a BFF ...can I have a BFF ..? ??help plzz

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hi Springster, friends are great to have as company, conversation and support. You can try making new friends by attending social events, joining societies or taking part in a new activities at school or even some volunteering. In the meantime, if you feel like you are dealing with serious issues you need to talk to someone about, you can speak to a trusted adult like a teacher, a parent or a relative. You can also speak to a counsellor at Childline SA. Their number is a toll-free line: 08 000 55 555 for help. Check out their website on http://www.childlinesa.org.za as well as their Facebook and Twitter page for useful information. They will help you figure out what to do next and help you deal with the emotional stress that you are currently going through.

How do I expose my feelings on my crush

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Tell him/her about your feelings don't hide your feelings

How do you tell a person you don't want to be their friend ?? HEY SPRINGSTER

Andielay it not easily but you can just say ow thanks hey but I have enough friends sorry try others

Andielay it not easily but you can just say ow thanks hey but I have enough friends sorry try others

Its okay to stay sobber

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

My friends drink alcohol but I don't they say I'm boring because if that and they used to say they are going to force me to drink alcohol...I won't lie I hate alcohol coz it can change who you are and it can affect your health badly...

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Dear Sprigster, I really tried to do that, but my mom is too strict, and she does not want me to invite my friends over

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Dear Sprigster, I really tried to do that, but my mom is too strict, and she does not want me to invite my friends over

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Its wrong to drink alcohol

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.