Holiday Party Do’s and Don’ts

Office Holiday Party Do's and Dont's

Whether you are attending or hosting a holiday party, being aware of basic party etiquette is crucial. At any party dedicated for holidays such as Halloween, Christmas or New Years involves certain things that you should do and certain things that you shouldn’t. The focus of this article is on those basic things, and what should be of utmost priority to make your holiday party a success.

The Do’s of Holiday Parties

  • Dress Appropriately: Everyone wants to look their best at parties, especially those that are meant for holidays. However, do make sure that you dress in an appropriate manner for the occasion. Going overboard, or not paying too much attention towards your attire is not a wise thing to do. For instance, if you are going to attend an office cocktail party then formal dress should do the trick.
  • Encourage Friendly Atmosphere: It’s a great idea to get along with people during holiday parties. In fact, it is considered to be a great opportunity to get to know friends of friends, new people, clients, and many more, allowing you to build a better network of acquaintances.
  • Eat The Right Way: Even when you are on a strict diet or on the way to shed some of those pounds, you might want to treat yourself a little on the party day. Everything in moderation is usually a good attitude.

The Don’ts of Holiday Parties

  • Get Themed Up: Unless it is desirable, never get themed up for the holiday parties. For instance, if your employer has hosted a simple Christmas cocktail party to grace the occasion then you don’t want to turn up dressed as a reindeer. So, go with themes only when they are specified.
  • Air Grievances: Party time calls for celebration where you need to have nothing but happiness and joy at your heart. During this period never let grievances takeover the party mood. Avoid rude interactions and stay away from those situations that will get you and everyone around you embarrassed.
  • Overindulge: Never forget basic etiquette, and avoid eating – or drinking – too much and embarrassing yourself.

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