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The Ultimate Party Season Survival Guide
Take a deep breath. It’s that time of year again. Yep, just when you thought you couldn’t get any busier, the party season has kicked off. The start of November marks the official start of the end-of-year/ Christmas party season, so don’t expect to be getting too much rest between now and New Years’ Eve.
For the party-goers!
1. Be a party-goer not a party-pooper!
Having the right attitude when approaching party season is a must. If you are invited to an event – say YES! Think of all those people out there who sit at home miserably wishing to be invited to a party or social gathering – like Cinderella! Don’t grumble about having to go to a party where there is likely to be free food, drink and entertainment – say YES and you’ll be rewarded with good times. Who knows, you might even meet the man/ women of your dreams, your new best friend or make a career defining impression on the boss.
2. Dress for the occasion
3. Pace yourself – don’t get too messy
4. Have an exit strategy
5. Dance like no-ones watching
There is nothing better than letting loose on the dance floor. It’s a great way to let off steam and get into the spirit of things. After all, that is what the staff party is all about- letting your hair down and celebrating the year that was. Don’t be shy – say YES to good times and enjoy the party!!
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For the party-planners!
1. Stretch, rest and drink plenty of water.
- Before a big shift or long day on your feet, make sure you stretch – your entire body. There is nothing like a 15 hour day on the job to make you realise you had muscles in places you never knew!
- Take advantage of quiet days and rest – physically and mentally.
- Drink plenty of water. Do not consider a diet of Red Bull and Mars Bars – been there, done that, it’s not good. Nothing works better than H2O. So, stay hydrated and eat good meals when you can – your body will thank you for it.
2. Smile – no one likes a grump
3. Charm the pants off party-goers
**This article has been updated November 2018 (originally published in 2014)