It’s that time of the year– Christmas parties are being thrown at your job or by friend and family members.
Instead of being the party guest that everyone talks about for the wrong reason be the guest that everyone wants back at their party next year.
Whether it’s work or friends all the rules still apply.
+ skip out on attending the party. This is a great time to see your coworkers in a different atmosphere– people will be relaxed and a lot more friendly. And you don’t have to talk about work. Also it’s good for your boss to see you participating in company functions. Network!
+ drink too much Alcohol. One glass of wine or mixed drink is enough. Even if you think you can handle your alcohol– moderation is key and perception is everything. You don’t want to be the person who keeps going to the bar.
+ hook up (this isn’t match.com) Avoid office one night stands. Or any one night stands– especially if you’re attending a friends function.
+ bring something (your office party may have everything, but still ask) Ask the hostess — don’t commit to bringing something you can’t make or is too much of a hassle.
+ mix and mingle. Of course your friends will be around at the party but talk to other people you don’t know. Small talk while getting food is always easy.
+ utilize uber. Just in case you over indulge at your friend or families function please don’t drive after drinking check out uber in your area.
+ wear something you love (and appropriate) but is comfortable. It’s nothing worse than having to adjust your dress all night.
+ thank the host. Do this before leaving.