The holidays are the perfect time for mingling, letting your hair down a bit and enjoying some time with not only family but friends and sometimes coworkers too! There are many opportunities for holiday party fun whether you’re hosting your own, headed to a company party or a friend’s soiree, use these tips to maximum the fun!

  1. Don’t come empty handed. Always bring a gift for the host or hostess, no matter how small, it’s the thought that counts.
  2. Offer to help decorate or clean up at the office. Don’t allow all the planning and work fall on one person.
  3. Dress up. Take this opportunity to show off your fancy threads, holiday parties are meant to be a little glitzy and glamorous.
  4. Easy on the alcohol. You want to have a good time, not end the evening with your head in the toilet.
  5. Be social. Don’t be a wallflower, branch out and meet new people or reconnect with an old friend you haven’t seen in a while.
  6. Join in on the games. If there are planned games during the party, join in on some, it’s a great way to unwind, enjoy yourself and get other people involved too.
  7. Get home safely. Make sure you have a reliable ride home if you happen to go a little heavy on the drinks; safety first.