THIS HOLIDAY PARTY SEASON REMEMBER - NO ONE CARES YOU'RE LEAVING
You don't have to make a huge deal about finally calling it a night and going home. Nope, the party last needs you making some grand show for 20 minutes walking around. You can, and just remember this, leave without saying goodbye to anyone.
It's not rude, it's just an Irish goodbye and it's perfectly normal and accepted because again, NO ONE CARES THAT YOU'RE LEAVING.
Look, don't get me wrong, everyone enjoyed your company and your presence at the party was very much noticed and a factor in how cool it was, but there's no reason to let that shit go to your head. You aren't the life of it. You're just a wheel in the cog of it all, taking you out may not fully stop this train from going on, so you can just bounce out if you really want to leave.
At one point in my life I wanted to make sure that the host knew I appreciated the invite and to secure getting an invite to the next gathering, but the whole idea is simply this - if you were appreciated there, they'll ask you back no matter what. If they don't, then they don't. Move on, homie. You saying your goodbyes can often distract more than it can be a sign of appreciation.
Being a host is also difficult enough as it is, if you have to be working the door and walking folks and hand holding them through it all. You're a big person and if you decide to leave, half the time a goodbye is just a means to get the attention and it leads to fucking never ending conversation. So yeah, it's often better to just slip out the back. The fact that you won't stretch out a goodbye is great in itself.
Look, there's so many reasons to do it and so little reasons NOT to do it. Come on, tell me why you shouldn't just Irish goodbye? I mean, the whole "it's rude" thing isn't really justified as it's very much more of a rude thing to derail the whole way things are going. So, yeah... just Irish goodbye.
that's it. It's Sunday, I'm feeling lazy.