Our top tips on how to survive your Christmas Party with your reputation in tact


1. Don't be the organiser from hell

It’s great to get involved and volunteer to organise the party but don’t get carried away and hassle people for money! Most venues can offer flexible payment schedules…

You just concentrate on stopping Dave in IT coming in that Superman costume from last year!

2. Consider a venue that can offer exclusive use

Be careful with “joiner parties” and see if the venue can give exclusive use or a private party…

We don’t want any fisticuffs with The Dog & Whistle’s second 11 rugby team now, do we?

3. Don't be a bore!

The Christmas party is not the time to whinge about Tracey in HR’s latest policy proposal, or that your boss was mean to you in your PDR…

Try our handy tips on How To Network instead!

4. Steady on with your "PDA"s

It’s great to take your significant other or plus one to meet your colleagues, but we guarantee nobody wants to see you eating eachother’s face all night and overt public displays of affection…

Save your affections for afterwards!

5. Put your phone away

You know the one, right? As much as you need to keep your #instadaily going so everyone knows you're 'living your best life’, it’s annoying…

Probably best to keep it in your bag, just in case you text Tracey in HR any drunken home truths!

6. Be in a fit state to say thank you and goodbye

You’ll either be having such a good time with flowing libations, or hating every moment until you can escape home, but make sure you say thanks and goodbye…

‘Berty the Boss’ won’t be too impressed when you slope off early or get carried out!

7. Don't snog any colleagues!

Office flings can have a serious impact on your work life…

Actually, what the heck – it’s Christmas and Colin in Finance needs something to talk about, right?

8. Wake up in the morning in a comfy hotel bed.

If you’ve had a jar, forget the car! Most hotel venues will offer exclusive room rates for Christmas Parties…

Hang on, how did Colin get in here?!

Don’t be THAT person this year… Remember your party for all the right reasons and #GoPerform!