Tis the season to be jolly… when you really can’t be arsed. The only thing you want to do is get home, put on your PJs and relax. Is that too much to ask after working hard for an entire year? There must be something better than seeing the same old bunch of people you have to see every single day. You detest each morning at it is, where you look at your alarm and think “Great, only 40 years left to go.”

You’ve been invited to a Christmas do. If you don’t show your face, you’ll be left out of the cuppa rounds at work and obviously, we can’t have that. It’s time to get your party hat on and fake it til you make it. Here’s how you can enjoy your Christmas party even if you don’t want to be there.

Take advantage of the glorious food.

Dinner out can cost a pretty penny. Eat so much that you don’t have to buy next week’s food shop. Hopefully, people will be too drunk to notice you eating all the side dishes. Throw them back like a truck shovel and say nothing. If anyone asks, it was Debbie whose 2015 “diet” consisted of salads for lunch and an entire Black Forest gateau for dessert.

Get to know the people you work with.

We all have to have game faces, especially at work. The professional guy in IT could be absolutely hilarious outside of work. He likes Star Wars, too? Holy Christ, it’s a match made in heaven. You won’t know this until you talk to people so get your chin wagging. Who knows, you might just end up discovering a secret partner in crime.

Mingle with other company parties.

Bored of the crowd you’re with? If you’re at a popular venue or restaurant, you might end up meeting someone who is attending another party in the same place. The sexy stranger across the room could catch your eye and they might heat up your winter better than a crackling fire. It could end up being miles better than Tinder. Get your toasty chat up lines ready. Can’t wait until then? Check out our Big Weekend events that will be full of party people.

Get a bit more buddy-buddy with your boss.

If your boss is hardly there, you probably don’t have a strong relationship with them. If they show up to the Christmas party, it’s a good opportunity to make the effort and get chatting over some Crimbo cocktails. Don’t kiss ass too much and instead, ask them about general interests. If they think you’re friendly, they’ll remember you better. A positive business relationship is a way you can climb to the top of the ladder and land yourself a cushy pay rise.

Load up on the booze.

If you’re a lucky bugger, your cocktails and other drinks might be paid for you, which is why you should enjoy every sip. What’s better than a Peanut Butter Martini? A free one, that’s for sure. Premium drinks can be on the pricey side so this gives you another reason to show up and slap a happy face on for old time’s sake.

Avoiding your work’s christmas party like the Winter flu? Here’s an idea: why not host one your damn self, then? Invite people you can bear for longer than a few hours! At Revolution, we can organise a Christmas party that will even get Scrooge dancing the night away in his PJs. Book yours today and don’t miss out!

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