Tuesday December 8, 2015
Last year’s multi-coloured tinsel has mysteriously appeared on your desk and the sound of Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas” can be heard in the distance - it must be time for the office Christmas party.
Whether you love it or hate it, the office Christmas party bring with it inevitable mayhem and madness. This can provide a great deal of Monday morning entertainment if you’re not the cause but if you’re the story of the day, it’s not the best way to start the week.
Here are our top tips to survive an office Christmas party and keep your grace and dignity (relatively) intact.
Image from Evening Standard
- Keep it classy
By all means wear your favourite glad rags for your office Christmas party; just don’t wear anything too revealing or impractical. The standard office party tends to consist of a classy meal followed by a bit of a knees up, so it’s important you’re wearing something which will suit both parts. You don’t want to spend the entire evening battling with your dress which keeps riding upwards!
- Don’t forget, colleagues are a year-long commitment
That fella from marketing might start looking really attractive after your second glass of wine but find the willpower to resist! Any kissing beneath the mistletoe is sure to be snapped by one of your colleagues and you can guarantee it will be doing the office rounds first thing in the morning, much to your dismay and embarrassment.
Image sourced from The Guardian
- Stick to your budget
There’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence over the festive period but don’t forget you’ve got Christmas presents to buy and a mortgage to continue paying off. So, when your eyes lock with that £500 bottle of bubbly, do try to resist.
- Lock down your social media
It can be tempting to post a sneaky photo on Facebook whilst you’re getting your groove on at the office Christmas party but the likelihood is, you’ll regret doing it the next day. Sure you can delete any posts you put up but the majority of your colleagues (and possibly your clients) will have already spotted them. Lock down your social media down and bury your phone in your bag before the night gets started, just in case!
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