There are just over 11 weeks left until Christmas and you will probably be starting to think about your work celebrations, if you haven’t already. This is the time to let your hair down after a year of hard work but you should also remember that these people are still your colleagues. We’ve put together a survival guide, to help you prepare for your Christmas party!
Plan your meals
One of the things that most people forget to think about is what they will eat during the day before the party. If you aren’t eating with your colleagues until mid-late evening, you will need to make sure that you have something substantial to eat at lunch time. This is especially important if you plan on having alcoholic drinks before the meal as it will line your stomach and prevent you from getting drunk too quickly. If the party is on a weekday and you don’t have time to go home before, pack some snacks, like crackers, biscuits or cereal bars, to keep you going until the evening meal is served.
Pace yourself with drinks
Many of us will have been in a situation where we drink too much in a short space of time and have ended up regretting it. When you are surrounded by your colleagues and managers, you definitely don’t want to make this mistake again! If you can, try to drink a glass of water in between each alcoholic drink which will help to keep you hydrated. The main aim of the party is for you to have a good time but you want to remember it, so be sure to pace yourself!
Sort out travel and accommodation in advance
The last thing you want is to be stranded after the party has finished. You should organise your travel well in advance so that you can get home safely at the end of the night. If you don’t live nearby, you will probably need to arrange accommodation. This could be a co-worker’s home, a local B&B or hotel. Many hotels, like Holiday Inn, Travelodge and Premier Inn, have discounts when booking in advance. If you want to save money on your room, you should shop around for the best deal now!
Although Christmas parties don’t have an official dress code, you will be expected to dress in smart attire. This could be a shirt and trouser for men or a dress with heels for women. If you aren’t sure what to wear, ask around to see what everyone else plans on wearing. At this party, you will be spending time with your colleagues and employers, so don’t show too much skin or wear something that may offend others. Also, try to keep in mind that December is expected to be very cold, so you will need to bring a coat or jacket to wear when you are travelling to and from the venue.
The main reason for having a Christmas party is to celebrate the employee’s hard work. It’s not often that you get to see your colleagues outside of the workplace, so you should make the most of spending the evening with them. If there are members of the team that you haven’t really spoken to before, try to make a special effort to chat to them. The most important thing is for you to have fun, so be sure to enjoy the food, entertainment and most of all, company.
ATM can organise the very best for Christmas party for your business. We can arrange every aspect, including the venue, catering, entertainment and even transport if necessary. Please get in touch with the team today by calling 01274 726 280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.