The Coffee: The Holidays are here. There is no denying it! Get out your cocktail attire because the parties are upon us. With that said, the topic of late has been what is and isn’t appropriate for a work holiday party. No, not the party your local coffee shop throws, but the budget breaking corporate who-ha of nights where you are more worried about the length of your hem then the spiked egg-nog. Here are some dos and don’ts that will get you through:
- Do dress the Attire – If you think it is inappropriate, it probably is. Go with your gut. If you have to ask someone else what they think, then you probably know the answer. Think classy, sophisticated, conservative. I absolutely adore this little number from j.crew. Wish it was even close to my budget, woof.
- Don’t over Drink – Open Bar = deadly. Think of this way, if you don’t want to do anything embarrassing, then keep your cocktail drinking to a manageable amount. And for goodness sake, eat something!
- Do network – Keep your drink in your left hand ready to meet new people, expand your network and gain an understanding of other’s interests
- Don’t gossip – Holiday parties are a great time to mingle with those outside your circle, but it doesn’t mean you should spill your deadliest thoughts about your coworker. Be careful and reserved about how you speak about others, that person will have more respect for you in the end
- Do thank – The party planners went through a lot of work for your enjoyment!
- Don’t talk business – Avoid work topics all night, its boring. the end.
- Do HAVE FUN! – I mean who can’t have fun at a free party?
The Cream and Sugar: Remember the recipe I posted for pumpkin pie? Well I made it this year for Thanksgiving again and it was a huge hit! This year, I covered the crust edges in thin strips of foil so they wouldn’t burn. A little secret? I added honey roasted pecans instead of regular ones for a little flair!
I love flowers, and apparently, my boyfriend knows I do too 🙂