It’s that time of year again, when summer is ending and in the blink of an eye it will be time to start searching for the best Christmas party venue hire in London. Now, the search for the best Christmas party venue is made easy, thanks to GoAskeve, but your reputation after the Christmas do? That can go one of two ways… Either a next-day-headache and a sinking feeling in your stomach about your antics, or it will be a good old boogie with a few canapes and drinks with your colleagues.
Let’s be real though, in a roomful of colleagues surrounded by booze, music, and dancing, there are some essential do’s and don’ts to avoid ruining your corporate reputation. Read on to find out more…
What NOT to do at your Office Christmas Party
Don’t drink too much
We understand there may be the pressure to drink more in order to tolerate certain colleagues, but this is a common mistake especially when there is a free bar. You may wake up the next morning with regret after making an absolute fool of yourself in front of your boss and colleagues, and you don’t want to be the topic of conversation the next day.
Ensure to eat something starchy to fill you up and pace yourself by not mixing drinks as you will most definitely regret this the next day when you wake up with a pounding head.
Don’t flirt with co-workers
Ultimately, this is off-limits. You may think this is a clever idea on the night after one too many glasses of wine, but I can assure you, you want to keep that level of professionalism. However, if something were to go down with a colleague, just be discreet, your HR manager doesn’t want to be seeing any funny business on the dance floor.
Gossiping can only lead to one thing…disaster. It can be easy to gossip about someone to a colleague and you may under interpret their relationship with the individual and you could find yourself in a disciplinary meeting at 9am on Monday.
What TO DO at your Office Christmas Party
Do dress appropriately
Even though you are in a more informal setting and at a party, you still need to take professionalism into consideration, you don’t want to be making your co-workers feel uncomfortable. The Office Christmas Party is still a business function, so if you are unsure on what to wear, ask your colleagues what they will be wearing.
Don’t just be sat on your phone in the corner scrolling through social media, use this event as the chance to build your network and introduce yourself to people you don’t normally get the chance to speak to. Even if you‘re not sure how to go about it, get involved in team games and activities, you should get yourself involved as these are great to ‘break the ice’.
Do organise transport for home
It is easy to get carried away at Christmas parties, so if you are unsure of when to ‘call it a night’ book your transport. This gives you your ticket out of there and allows you to set some time aside to say your farewells and show your gratitude to the organisers and your colleagues.
Do have fun!
One of the most important pieces of advice to give about the Office Christmas Party is to have fun! It is a celebratory event, so make the most of it and enjoy yourselves. Use it as the chance to get to know your colleagues in a more informal and fun setting, and make the most of the free food and bar!
That’s all the advice we’ve got for you for now, and there’s only one thing left to do. Book your Christmas party venue hire in London! GoAskeve has plenty of options for whatever your event needs so why not get in contact? We’d love to chat.