Ten things Not to Do during a Christmas Party

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It’s the holiday time of the year, which calls for mouthwatering food, drink, and multiple invitations to the best Christmas parties. This is for those still recovering from past shameful Christmas party experiences or those attending a Christmas party for the first time and needing tips on what to avoid. We give you “10 things not to do at a Christmas Party” for your embarrassment and respect at work.

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Don’t get exceptionally drunk

In other words, pay attention to how much you’ve been drinking. We all know all the possible outcomes of intoxication, and yes, the majority of the time, these outcomes are disastrous.

Restrain from telling your boss what you think of him

While drunk, inhibitions and common sense can fall to disastrous levels.. The fact that you saw your boss smile for the first time is not an open invitation to express your feelings.

Don’t dress inappropriately

Girls, don’t overdo it with low-cut dresses and men; leave that ancient light-blue tuxedo in the back of your closet, or better yet, give in to your wife and get rid of it already! Instead, go for something simple and sophisticated.

Don’t be antisocial

The people hiding away in a corner usually come off as quite strange while they watch others have a good time. Put your phone away and go out there and talk to people; it is a great way to get to know your colleagues!

Restrain from devouring all the food

You don’t want to be seen as the person who’s been starving for days. You might as well place your chair beside the buffet (don’t do that!

Don’t dance as if you’re at a nightclub

Once upon a time, you were a teenager, and this was fine, but grinding up on that cute guy at your work party isn’t a great first impression. Secretly, everyone will be talking about the incident at work, or at least they’ll be thinking about it.

Don’t make inappropriate comments or jokes

Keep your unnecessary thoughts to yourself or quiet enough that no one can hear you. People come from various backgrounds and will react differently to how you might imagine they would.

Don’t obnoxiously sing Christmas Carols out loud

Just because you sound strangely good at singing in the shower doesn’t necessarily mean you do in real life. Enjoy yourself, but make sure others do not have to hear you screeching loudly at them.

Work Christmas parties can be great fun, and so long as you behave yourself and avoid committing these terrible faux pas you may even enjoy it! Maybe getting to know your boss better in a social setting might get you a little closer to that big promotion!

Looking for the perfect employee gift this holiday season? Consider custom jackets, caps, or embroidery gift boxes from Northwest Custom Apparel. Not only will these gifts show your appreciation, but they’ll also bring a personal touch to your employee Christmas gifts. Visit our website to explore the wide range of customizable holiday gift options!

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