You’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time and it has finally arrived. You’ve felt left out because your colleagues have all done it before you. Especially Sue in accounts. She’s done it that many times it’s not even enjoyable any more!
It doesn’t help that they keep hyping it up, saying the first time is always a grim ordeal. Your palms are sweaty and the nerves begin. How can you keep your cool? Don’t worry, we’re here to ease you into it.
Here’s our guide on how to handle losing your work Christmas party virginity.
Wait until it feels right
Your parents have always said this is the most important bit. Do you really want your first time to be at your part-time job as a shop assistant? Be patient and the right time will come.
Make sure you don’t peak too soon
If it’s your first time, chances are you’ll get yourself too excited and your night out will be over a lot sooner than you hoped. Just breathe. Take it nice and slow, one step at a time.
The last thing you want to do is disappoint everyone because you’re asleep after the first half hour (or worse still offend the bosses).
Remember that it’s okay to be nervous
You’re not the first person to lose your work Christmas party virginity and you won’t be the last, so don’t worry! There’s no doubt that you’ll be inexperienced and that’s perfectly fine. They’ll understand. Promise. It does get easier and a hell of a lot more enjoyable as the years go on.
Try not to say something you will regret later
When you’re having a great time and you’re feeling on top of the world, refrain from having some serious verbal diarrhoea. The last thing you want to do is tell someone you love them in the heat of the moment, regardless of whether they’ve bought a cheeky round of wine and champagne.
Make sure you have supportive people around you
This is a big step for you and it might even be a tad emotional. Your colleagues will be there for emotional and moral support so you don’t freak yourself out before the big night. They will have amazing advice to give you, especially Sue in accounts.
Choose the perfect location
Do you really want your first works do to be in a car park with a bottle of a Lambrini? This night is special, so treat it that way.
Here at Revolution, we can provide the food that’ll make Father Christmas feel full, drink that’ll make Rudolf’s nose shine brighter and an atmosphere so festive Slade’s ‘It’s Christmas’ doesn’t quite cut it. Rest assured we’ll take care of all you Christmas party virgins.
Whether it’s your first time this year or are you planning the special event for someone else, contact your local Revolution bar to make it a night to remember.