It’s that time of the year, Christmas party time and whether you’re heading along to your own, your partner’s or even your BFF’s we think there are a few tiny things to remember before you go.
You see even though Christmas parties are one of the best places to let your hair down and celebrate yourself and a year of hard work. An open bar could potentially lead you to make mistakes or even put yourself into some compromising professional positions - that you might regret in the morning.
SO in a bid to lessen those awks. post Christmas party feelz we thought we’d pop together a list of our fave. do’s and don’ts for the party season ahead. And remember when you party professionally, you should really party responsibly. (We all want to keep our job for the new year.)
DO relax – It’s not often that we get to share a few drinks with our colleagues, so let your hair down. It’s a party and try not to talk about work.
DON’T drink too much – This should probably be the number one rule. Yes, let your hair down, but not too much. Your professional rep. is at stake.
DO eat before you go – Especially before a Christmas party. Who knows when food will be served.
DON’T drink your cocktails on an empty stomach – That girlfriends, never results in a happy ending.
DO dance – Yaaaas, dance. You don’t have to be good or bad, now’s the time to have a little fun.
DON’T dirty dance – LOL the last thing your co-workers want to see is you getting down and dirty.
DO dress appropriately – Scout out where your Christmas party will be held, ensure you have the right outfit for the dress code outlined on your invite and dress up. A little effort won’t hurt.
DON’T undress – Sooo you’ve had a few drinks, the weather’s warm but it’s no reason to say goodbye to any of your clothes. Keep it profesh.
DO chat to your colleagues – This is so important, getting to know your colleagues on a personal level will give you so much more to talk about than work. Plus, you’ll probably have more in common than you think.
DON’T gossip – Especially after a few drinks. Drunken office gossip with your co-workers might seem like a good idea at the time but it could do you more harm than good.
DO leave at an appropes time – Don’t leave too early, and prob not best to be the last one standing. Gage an appropriate time to make your exit or leave when things start to wrap up.
DON’T abuse the bar - So your work might be paying for all of your drinks but there’s no need to abuse it. Keep it classy.
Images: Pinterest; Words: Yadira Galarza Cauchi
Tell us, do you have any Christmas party do’s or don’ts?