Office Christmas parties are a classic. For most it is an opportunity to bond with colleagues over drinks and finally talk about something other than work. For others, it is an event that you attend only because you have to. No matter which side you’re on, we prepared a basic guide for you to survive this year’s office party.
1. Have a big lunch
If you’re lucky, your Christmas party may include a full three course dinner. Otherwise, you may only get finger foods on the night itself. If you are going to survive a night full of drinking you need to make sure you have a big lunch. Hangovers have a lot to do with how you metabolize alcohol, a meal with a mix of protein, carbs and fat before drinking a sip of alcohol will help you escape the dreaded hangover the next day.
2. Stay hydrated the entire night
If you follow this simple rule, we promise your night (and morning!) will be much easier to deal with: Drink a glass of water for every other alcoholic drink you’re having. This way you will save yourself from a terrible hangover the next morning and actually will be able to commit to the following rule.
3. Show up the next day (they will not buy the “bug” thing)
We’ve all been there. The morning after the night before is never easy. The chances are, most of your colleagues will be feeling the exact same way so there is no point in lying. And to be fair, having that “bug” every year, at the same time… Really?
4. Don’t go too wild
We all enjoy having a few drinks and a good time with colleagues with a chance to not talk about work! But be careful and set your limits straight up: you do not want to wake up with a feeling of wanting to apologise to someone – especially to your work buddies!
The unwritten rule is to have fun: This is time off-work, so give it the love it deserves. If you need a venue for any kind of corporate party why not come and use our top floor Event Space overlooking the Thames? Check out our latest events on our Instagram and give us a call now to start planning yours.