(Closed) Tell me about your work Christmas party

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I’m a medical resident, and we have a holiday party every year for all of the residents in the hospital. You’re allowed to bring a SO but I never do. My fellow resident girl friends and I love to get dressed up and go dance without our boys. It’s so much fun every year. We had it last weekend and it was a blast.

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I haven’t worked at a company that did Christmas parties in at least 10 years. A lot of places dropped them in order to save budget.  I think last year my boss mailed me a bag of Lindor truffles.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

socalgirl1689 :  they go all out for our Christmas party. It’s usually the Saturday a couple of weeks before Christmas and is held at a local hotel’s ballroom. It’s a very nice dinner with a fantastic dessert buffet and an open bar. I usually wear a dress and Darling Husband (who always comes) wears a suit. After dinner they recognize employees who hit milestones and a band plays. I was blown away the first year I attended.

Darling Husband worked at a company who held their Christmas party at a discovery museum with food stations which was also a blast. He doesn’t have a party at his current job other than a few folks in his department heading to the bar after work.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Ours was last Thursday at an event space in Brooklyn. We’re a young company with young people so our parties get pretty cray. The space was beautiful and it was fun to get dressed up! The day after, however, was not fun. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Our Holiday party starts at the office with drinks and music and then at 5pm, moves to the bar across the street where we have more drinks, food, our CEO is the unofficial DJ and it’s a great time. 

Undortunately, SOs are not allowed. The company tries to host it as a team event and encourages people to socialize with members outside their teams. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

socalgirl1689 :  My work’s Christmas party is very low key and not like a typical work party. We all work a half day and go to my boss’ house for the afternoon. We eat food and drink beer/wine, and play games. The department buys a bunch of gifts and we do a dirty santa thing, but the gifts are typically really good gifts! I got a mini crock pot one year, a nice throw blanket one year, and a panini maker one year (and they give gift receipts in case we don’t like what we get.. very generous)

In the past, we have done a soup cookoff, where you bring a soup in and everyone votes on the best.. but now there are only two women in the department, and the guys’ don’t typically participate in the cookoff, so we aren’t doing it this year. We don’t typically include SOs, since it’s during the work day and most SOs are at work. 

There are also a few potluck parties that different departments have. One of them was yesterday, and one is next week. 

FIs work doesn’t have a Christmas party, so we don’t get to attend any work parties together, which is fine by us since we have tons of family parties during the holidays. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

My company party this the 15th.  Spouses are not invited.  We will be having it at a restaurant/bar in our downtown area and dress attire is business casual.  They provide a shuttle to and from and a hotel for those who need it.  I don’t plan on staying long this year as the following day I have a 6:30am flight from CT to FL.  So early to bed for me!

I should also mention that our companies performance has taken a real dive and moral is low.  I’m not sure how cheerful and festive this event will be.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

socalgirl1689 :  My company has it in the private room of a fancy restaurant. There is an open bar, cocktail hour, three course meal. It’s the kind of place people have wedding receptions at. It’s at lunch time on the Friday before we go on Christmas break and SO’s are not invited. I don’t mind though, it’s a nice time for coworkers because we won’t see eachother until the New Years. (The plant shuts down from before Christmas Eve to New Years).

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

We went to his company’s brunch a couple weeks ago. At a golf club and some employees had a craft fair. It was cute. My work party is this weekend at a casino ballroom. Spouses are invited I have a cute little dress and sexy heels but I sprained my ankle Sunday while playing with dogs. Guess it will be chic black long dress, flats and a **super sexy** ankle brace. 😣

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Mine was a week ago, very fancy, people had on formal wear, LOTSSSS to eat and free alcohol all night long. I took my SO…had a decent time. I primarily went for the food…ha

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - The School of the Art Institute Ballroom

Ours is this coming Friday at Dave and Buster’s in Hollywood – we have their private event room, unlimited food, drink, and game play. Mr. W is coming as well. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

My work’s christmas party is usually held at the local country club (the big boss is a member). It was heavy hord’oeuvres the first year I worked here and a plated dinner each year since. It is usually a hundred or so people that attend. The space is beautiful and they have live music playing. One male employee in particular always gets drunk and picks a woman to harrass all evening. Doesn’t matter if she has a boyfriend/husband/girlfriend/wife/whatever. Unfortunately, the bosses pretend not to notice his behaviour, so he gets away with it every year. Luckily I was never his target, but it was enough of a reason to not want to go after the first year. 🙁

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

We have it at my work, around 150 people. Skits, food, beer and wine, dancing. Problem is there has to be someone organizing and cleaning up since we all work there so three of us work the whole evening without pay. Also they shut it down at 9:30 because we are technically surrounded by private residences. It’s giving me a lot of anxiety actually.

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