What Not To Do At Your Office Xmas Party

Jasmine Gray    |    10/12/2018

Group Of Friends Enjoying Christmas Drinks In Bar Smiling To CameraAvoid Trouble at Your Office Xmas Party

With the festive season fast approaching, you may be looking forward to kitting up in a Santa hat and getting stuck into your office Christmas bash.

Sure…you want to have fun, extend your best wishes for a happy holiday to your colleagues, and enjoy the celebration of another great year.  Nonetheless, there are measures to ensure you’re welcome back to the office on January 2.

You don’t want to drink too much mulled wine and make a clown of yourself in front of your employer. Nor do you want to fuel the office gossip with fresh material to plaster across the office whiteboards.

Luckily, though, with just a few simple hacks you can survive the festive celebrations without trouble.

Stay Switzerland

You want to relax, but being too laid back isn’t wise. Your future in the team may be in jeopardy if you find yourself singing nude on top of the bar while before midnight.

By all means, appreciate a festive tipple, but avoid gulping copious amounts of any drinks that are colours of the rainbow.

Everyone’s been witness to Barry from accounts who knocked back too many intoxicating (albeit tasty I’m sure) beverages at a work shindig to quell his social anxiety, only or it to end in disaster. If you are Barry from accounts, pace yourself, take deep breaths instead of guzzling beer or cocktails.

Avoid Romance

Christmas makes people mushy; they dream of love more than usual and are game for a fling that seems like a cracking idea after four mojitos. Unless you’re in a Reese Witherspoon movie, office romances at Christmas rarely end well.

Save your craving for appetizers and canapés rather than setting it loose at work’s Christmas party.

Don’t Outstay Your Welcome

If you’re nudging your boss to increase the bar tab or telling stories of your high school grand final, it’s probably time for you to pick up your swag and hit the road.  Vacate while the going’s good and consider the party a success.

Your work’s festive bash is an opportunity for fun, but remember who is with you. When you’re safe among good friends, you can get away with small transgressions, but the same isn’t true when you’re out with your boss and colleagues.

Your workplace is full of people with different backgrounds, cultural beliefs and values so you should treat it as such.  You don’t want to jeopardise your career because of a few hours of frivolity; save that for your friends.

Hidden Door delivers unique team experiences and Christmas party events that are an ideal way to celebrate another great year.

Jasmine Gray | Sales Manager

Jasmine is our head of sales, part-time motivational speech-giver and resident foodie.  Her talent is digging deep into a client brief and then pitching to the vents team with “Ok imagine if…”. When she’s not creating (and crushing) custom experiences Jasmine is knocking up amaaaaazing food that thankfully makes its way into the office for the rest of us.

On the bucket-list: Cooking tour through Tuscany.