Tuesday, 14 January 2014

BYOB Party - BringYourOwnBeer

BYOB is a typical North American thing. Nothing can beat it in term of Canadian Student Life Experience! 

BYOB est quelque chose de typiquement Nord Américain. C'est un des must de l'expérience étudiante Canadienne!

Basically, someone opens its house and you can come in with your friends - as long as you know about the event & that you bring your own beer! I mean, beer is not mandatory, they will let you in even if you bring other drinks... with Claire we brought wine, because, we're French ya'know ;)
only them can do that to their houses!

En fait, quelqu'un ouvre les portes de sa maison, et on peut y venir avec ses amis à condition d'apporter sa propre bière! Enfin, je dis bière, mais ils ne sont pas sectaires: avec Claire nous avons donc amené une bouteille de vin... Françaises, vous dîtes ?!

My lovely friend Claire & I holding our Red Cups !!!

On our way to the party, we were wandering if there would be Red Cups there, we were thrilled there were some ! For us, it is the symbol of North American student parties, in every movie or TV show you can see them. Can you spot the happiness on our faces ! (and it is not only because of the wine...!)

Pendant que nous nous rendions à la soirée, nous nous sommes demandées s'il y aurait des Red Cups - Gobelets Rouges. Pour nous, c'est le symbole des soirées étudiantes Nord Américaine, dans chaque film ou série on peut en voir. Et ça nous à fait très plaisir! (Non, non, ce n'est pas le vin qui nous fait sourire...!)


Next, we started socializing. And what's better for that than some drinking game ? Of course, it had to be a Canadian landmark one, so the host proposed to start a "FlipCup Game", and it was a lot of fun !!!

Ensuite, on a commencé à socialiser. Quoi de mieux pour ça qu'un jeu à boire? Bien sûr, ça devait en être un typiquement Canadien, notre hôte à proposer un "FlipCup - RetourneTonGobelet", et c'était très marrant! 

First you grab a Red Cup, you pour some beer in it like 1/4 of a cup, then you choose a team and a "rival". The game starts with some clapping and singing, the first two opponents do bottoms up and, once they have emptied their cups, they try to flip them and they must end upside down on the table! We played it twice, and well, my team won twice too :)

D'abord, il faut attraper un gobelet, le remplir au quart de bière, choisir une équipe et un adversaire. Là, le jeu peut commencer, on chante et on tape dans les mains, les deux premiers adversaires boivent cul-sec et une fois qu'ils ont vidé leur verre, il faut essayer de le retourner à l'aide d'un agile tour de main afin que le gobelet finisse à l'envers sur la table! On a joué 2 fois et mon équipe à gagné les 2 parties :)

The night went on and it was a lot fun!

La nuit a continué et nous nous sommes bien amusées! 


  1. Nice night !

  2. Looks like you had a great night! I really want to go to a party with red cups, jealous!

  3. Indeed it was a great night! :)

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    xx, Victoria

  6. Oh my goodness, you are absolutely stunning! You look like a beautiful socialite!


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  8. I'm Canadian so reading this made so happy that you're having fun experiencing a Canadian lifestyle. Yup, BYOB parties is like an alcohol potluck, haha. It's always neat to see what people bring onto the table and share it all.

  9. Canadian people are so friendly !!!! I am having a lot of fun living here :)
    xx, Victoria

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Thank you for taking the time to share :)
xx, Victoria