Christmas Party Dos and Don’ts

Christmas Party Dos and Don’ts

With Christmas now only one week away, here at Stripe we wanted to get into the spirit of it all, and have a bit of Christmas fun. This post is slightly different from our usual topics, but we think you’ll like it nonetheless.

The festive season is well and truly underway, and that means the time has come for the famous staff Christmas party. A time to reflect on the year and celebrate, while drinking copious amounts of mulled wine and singing Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ at the top of your lungs.

Some seasoned veterans will be all too familiar with the Christmas party set up, however, there will be some – like myself, who may be attending their first proper one. In preparation for that, we’ve outlined some of the Christmas Party dos and don’ts.

The Outfit

I immediately disqualify myself from giving any advice on this section, my wardrobe is bland, to say the least, and consists of about 3 different colours. Nevertheless, I checked in with some of the more stylish members of the office, and they provided some more solid advice:
  • Sparkle is always a yes
  • Don’t be afraid to be out there
  • ALWAYS bring a coat – you won’t regret it
  • If you’ve got it flaunt it, if you don’t fake it – eyelashes and nails at the ready
  • One word – SPANX

The Booze

As a Londoner, I have the false impression that we can handle our drinks better than the rest of the United Kingdom. This false sense confidence resulted in challenging some of our Scottish co-workers to a drinking competition which I now hugely regrets. so don’t be like me, take the advice:
  • Mulled wine can sneak up on you
  • Drinking competitions are all fun and games to begin with (literally) but they never end well
  • Scots can DRINK

Dance Moves 

Each person will have their own approach to this. Some will stand in a corner nurturing a beer, some will bring out the Dad moves (who doesn’t love the casual dad bop?) but we all know that there are those that will throw caution to the wind and really give into their inner David Brent – there’s always one.
Whatever your style is, dance moves always make the highlight reels, so be prepared for your moves to be immortalised and sent around the office for post-Christmas party entertainment. Our advice here at Stripe? GO FOR IT! IT’S CHRISTMAS!

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