What NOT to do at Your Company Holiday Party


We could list off all the things deemed appropriate for work parties this holiday season, but where’s the fun in that? Instead here is a list of all the things you should definitely NOT do at your #holiday party this year!


Enjoy a glass or two of libations, but do not indulge in the open bar.

do not drink too much






Better yet, maybe stay away from the alcohol completely.

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And definitely do not spike the punch.

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Do not speak freely on any issues regarding work or co-workers.

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It’s ok to sit on Santa’s lap, but do not sit on your boss's lap.

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Do not insinuate to any co-worker they have had enough holiday cookies.

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Do not make any work commitments after having a drink. Or drinkS.

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You used to be the life of the party, but do not try get everyone on the dance floor.

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Definitely do not be the over-friendly co-worker when leaving.

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And if you have not followed any of these tips, definitely DO get a safe, sober ride home!








Enjoy responsibly, happy #holidays!

(#GIFs from Giphy; featured image from “The Office,” NBC Universal.)

Last Updated: August 4, 2017
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Cally Martin

Callan is a social media loving, blog writing, event planning freelancer who believes in the power of the oxford comma. Originally from America’s high-five (Michigan), she’s been in Austin since 2015 and doesn’t plan on moving anytime soon. When not attached to WiFi, she can be found running around the lake or drinking mimosas at brunch.