Once December 1st hits, you just know that your calendar is going to be filled to the brim with Christmas parties, reunions, and hang-outs. It’s like all the friends you’ve made in your entire life have decided to socialize this Christmas, and that can, admittedly, be tiring (not to mention expensive)! So, here are a few tips on how to deal with the December party rush.
1. Choose Wisely.
It’s likely that you’ll have two (or more) parties scheduled on the same date, and will have to make a choice as to which party to attend. The simplest thing to do in situations like this is to remember which person means more to you and to know what your priorities are. You may end up choosing your close friend, or choosing your boss’ party in order to make a better impression.
2. Schedule Yourself.
If you have enough energy to do so, you can attend more than one party in one night. The trick here is properly scheduling yourself: arrive at one party early enough to properly mingle and enjoy yourself, and leave in time to arrive once the next party is in full-swing. It may be tiring, but being able to spend time with your friends and loved ones will make it worthwhile.
It’s very tempting to just stick with the people you know at events like office parties, but it’s exactly during these types of events that you should let out the social butterfly in you! It’s the perfect time for you to talk to your crushie, use the skills you’ve learned at JRP, or help one of your friends out by being their wingman (or, wingwoman!),
4. Don’t Forget to Bring Something.
Your host put in a lot of effort in making the party an enjoyable experience for everyone, so the least you could do is to tell them how grateful you are for their efforts, and bring a token of appreciation. Food and drinks are preferable, as it’ll benefit everyone at the party. Not only will they see how much you care, but you’re pretty much guaranteed to be invited again to the next party.
The festive season can be a bit hectic, but it is undoubtedly enjoyable – if you know how to properly deal with everything.