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How To Survive Office Christmas Parties

By on December 9, 2013

The Christmas party season is coming up and employees all across the land are hoping that they aren’t going to be the ones who embarrass themselves in front of the bosses this year. We’ve all been to an office party where at least one member of staff consumes far too much alcohol and makes a real fool of themselves with their behaviour. Fortunately, there are a few common sense tips available which should help anyone steer through the tricky work do waves without any problems at all. As such, here is a list of helpful ideas and advice on how to make the most of this year’s office party.

Dress Properly

Every woman loves an excuse to put on a party address. After all, what is there not to like about wearing beautiful clothes when celebrating a special occasion? However, there are some outfits which are not really acceptable to wear on a work night out. You may look absolutely gorgeous in that skin tight bodycon dress which shows off your cleavage to maximum effect. But unless you want Brian from accounts to be perving over you for the rest of the year, it is best to stick with something a little more demure. There is a large selection of cheap dresses online which can be browsed through to meet your heart’s content in the cold winter evenings.

Set a Budget

Christmas is the most expensive time of the year for many of us. Having to buy presents for all our friends and family puts a big strain on our bank balances, so it doesn’t make sense to go overboard on spends at the office party. There is no need to spend a fortune on buying a dress beforehand. Cheap ladies’ dresses are readily available to buy online, and can exude real quality. Many firms will put on free drinks and food for the staff, but be aware of anyone who suggests to go clubbing afterwards. This will almost certainly not be put on the company bill and could leave you feeling skint afterwards.

How To Survive Office Christmas Parties

Don’t Drink Too Much

Alcohol is the single biggest cause of Christmas party nightmares. Yes, it may be funny to drink five large glasses of wine and then tell the bosses exactly what you think of them, but it won’t be so funny in the morning when you have sobered up. Don’t get drunk at a work do. Get drunk with friends afterwards if you have to, but don’t at the actual event. Remember that this is an opportunity to meet some of the higher staff in a less formal setting. If you make a good impression they will remember you next time a potential promotion opportunity comes up.

Have Fun

Despite all the warnings, remember to have fun! Find some stunning cheap dresses for women online and get ready for a free night of entertainment. Take advantage of the opportunity to socialise with work colleagues you might not know very well as you could make new friends.

About the Author – Sarah Makinson is a freelance blogger who is looking forward to the festive season, but won’t have to negotiate a Christmas party fashion dilemma. Read more of her latest fashion tips at Love Sasha.

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