To begin with you feel invisible. Then you worry that if you talk to someone they will shoot you down with one arched and perfectly threaded eyebrown.
In fact, it's a bit like this (just replace the trees with thin, stylish people who all seem to know each other);
Which is why they have to serve so much champagne.
Of course I bitch and moan, but I am always thrilled to be invited to one of these things even if I know I will spend quite a while in the corner avoiding eye contact before I gather myself together enough to talk to anyone. Hopefully, this is something I will get over. Having had an unusually successful year this year with regards to actually fulfilling my New Year's resolutions, perhaps adding 'be better at socialising' to next year's is a good step forward.