Advice on what to do about Christmas party

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: What would you do?
    Go to the party by yourself : (21 votes)
    57 %
    Invite a friend/sister to go with you : (12 votes)
    32 %
    Try to convince husband to go : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Skip this year : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    42135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @swanks4tw:  I would put on my big girl panties and go by myself. Guilting your DH into not going hunting and going to the party with you, will just lead to resentment.

    There will be lots of other people on their own.There will also be men whose wives don’t like to dance.

    Post # 4
    7179 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I would go by myself!  You’ll probably be seated with co-workers you know… and if you end up not having fun, you can always leave on the early side!  I bet you’ll have a blast!

    Definitely don’t ask DH to cancel his trip or use any sort of guilt!

    Post # 5
    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I would go by myself too. There are bound to be other people who are going solo and it sounds like a really fun time.

    Post # 6
    2184 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    I probably just wouldn’t go. It sounds fun, but I don’t enjoy parties on my own– and I really wouldn’t ask my husband to give up the trip. 

    Post # 7
    737 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @swanks4tw:  I would plan to go by myself!  So long as you know other people that are going I don’t think you will feel out of place!

    Post # 8
    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Go by yourself.  If you’re not having fun, leave, and watch Love Actually with chinese food instead.

    Post # 9
    641 posts
    Busy bee

    Go solo and use your husband’s trip as an easy icebreaker.

    Post # 10
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee

    Why don’t you and your coworkers make a group night out of it?

    Post # 11
    1202 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m attending a friend’s work Christmas party this year, and I have invited a friend back when I was single.  I would definitely invite an outgoing/independent friend, somebody comfortable with dancing and eating while you network, but keep you company if you get lonely.  A friend can really help you enjoy the evening professionally and socially.       

    Post # 12
    3813 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I would either go by myself or bring a friend (maybe ask others who’ve gone if they think that would be okay).  Your husband won’t have a good time if you’ve “guilted” him into going, and it sounds like you really want to go to this party!

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