10 Top Tips For Surviving Your Office Christmas Party

Christmas party season (aka shag a colleague season) is upon us. But if you want to avoid making the office headlines after this year's festive bash, just follow these 10 simple yet effective rules.

1. Dress to kill

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Obvs you should never dress for anyone but yourself. However, if you turn up and feel banging, you are going to have a better time. And if this means opening the secret santa present you were meant to give to Susie from HR and wearing the Drake Xmas jumper yourself, then so be it. 

2. Suss out the vibe

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When in conversation with a colleague you don't know that well, drop a few curses to test the waters. If people are wincing at the F bomb then they probs wonโ€™t want to hear the one about that time your friend did it on an Emirates flight.

3. Donโ€™t make a pass at your boss

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4. Unless he looks like this

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Instagram; nick_bateman

Then definitely make a pass at your boss.

5. Donโ€™t use the party as an opportunity to tell Karen on reception that you thought she seemed like a bitch when you first met.

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She wonโ€™t like it.

6. Donโ€™t take a friend as a plus one

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It might seem like a good idea, but they will encourage you to act like real life you, not work you. Real life you will not be welcome and work you will hate real life you tomorrow.

7. DON'T Take a shit on the dance floor

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Seems like an obvious one, but honest to god, this has actually happened before.

8. Do MAKE OUT WITH Rupert from finance 

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Heโ€™s sweet, heโ€™s liked you for ages, and he does look quite a lot like Eddie Redmayne. If you squint.

9. Donโ€™t ban work chat

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For most people, this is the only thing you have in common with your colleagues. Queue the awkward silence otherwise.

10. Steal leftovers

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There will undoubtedly be left over food and/or alcohol. Unashamedly take it with you. You have worked hard for it, and god knows you probs arenโ€™t going to get that raise after your boss has seen you pissed anyway.

So, keep these top tips in mind this December and you'll be fine... hopefully ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿคž