How to make bad choices at the work Christmas party

Thursday 03 December, 2015

Let all the Christmas cheer go to your head and your career won’t stay cool, calm and collected this holiday season. Here are some bad choices we don’t recommend you make at your work’s Xmas gig.

Engaging in an office fling

…Unless you want the awkward Monday morning stares and tension! There are plenty more fish in the sea – it’s just not worth it. For those with poor self-control we would steer clear of private function spaces where possible and instead persuade the powers that be to hold a Christmas party in a public space – with others to plant your Christmas kiss on. Darling & Co has a delightful, airy and roomy bar perfect for a Christmassy catch-up with your colleagues and then a little mingling with the rest of us as the night progresses.

Sneaky Snaps

As those drinks keep coming all night, that’s your cue for your second bad choice – uploading a photo to Facebook you’ll regret (we’ll leave the specifics to your imagination). We’ve all been there the morning after – thumping headache in place, you fumble for your phone half passed-out, only to find it buzzing with notifications. An easy tip to avoid this occurring is to choose a shadowy Christmas party venue with dim lights. Unforgiven, the just-opened bar underneath Darling & Co, has a seductive interior that’s sure to keep your camera phone light working overtime and minimise the chance of any sneaky drunk pics!

Loose lips sink… careers

You’re four hours in, half cut, stumbling about (with too much to say and no one to say it to) and decide to tell your boss how good his wife’s ass is – bad decision. If splurging on a few at the work function means your self-restraint is low, you need a back-up plan. Avoidance. The trick to avoiding the senior coworkers who’ll get you into trouble is ensuring your Christmas party venue has some room to move. Darling & Co’s Garden Room is perfect, with the capacity to fit anywhere from 50-100 people comfortably, so you probably won’t even make eye contact with your superiors (or their wife’s behind).

Very few events give you the opportunity to screw up your career, your love life AND your social life all in one fair crack – so grab the opportunity by the reindeer horns and give us your best bad choices. Season’s greetings!