Holidays can be stressful, right? You know what shouldn’t be: your holiday office party! Let’s not beat around the bush here. You want to have fun, have a cocktail or two with your work wife – but you also want to keep it professional around your superiors. How do you balance? It’s something everyone struggles with. Luckily, we have mastered the art of having a respectable fun time at the annual holiday office party.
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Self-management is difficult. Managing finances, relationships, and time are the most difficult tasks in life. When we attend a party, our natural impulse is to let our long tresses down and order a beer, or whiskey shot, or whatever drink matches your personality. At your office party, you’re still under pressure to perform professionally. We suggest either ordering beverages that are light – a glass of white wine or a beer. Another option is a cocktail that’s strong but has a sophisticated presence. Order a martini to look like a boss, but only have one or two, and nurse your beverage so it lasts all night.
Dress to Impress
Ladies, this is your chance to have fun. Elevate your business look with something flashy and fun. Bring some whimsy to the party. Men, don’t get lazy with this look. Make yourself look phenomenal and dapper. Most importantly, remember: do not show up like it’s an ugly sweater party. Save those for your closest friends.
Irish Goodbye, French Exit, Ghosting – whatever you want to call it, now is definitely not the time to do your usual unannounced dip. At your office party, you might want to do the good old “meet, greet, and bail” but you must at least say hello to all your superiors. Make some small talk with everyone you want in your corner. After this is done, either hit up the dance floor with your closest co-workers and have a good time.
Don’t booze and schmooze at your office party. Just look good, feel great, and have fun with your 9 to 5 crowd. Keep it professional, but live a little this holiday season.
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There is something exciting about a holiday party. Maybe it’s the Christmas sweaters or the beautiful garlands and lights. What we love the most is reuniting with the people we love, as well as meeting new people and making new friends. If you’re hosting the party, it’s an amazing feeling to have your nearest and dearest friends together in one space. Before you throw the holiday hangout, there are a few things you’ll need. Festive decor, delicious plates of food, but most importantly you need drinks for your guests to sip on during your soiree. You could have endless bottles of liquor and beer, but we believe in saving money and time. At our holiday party, we served a delicious crockpot cocktail, made specifically for keeping the guests warm and toasty.
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1/2 Gallon Apple Cider
6 Cinnamon Sticks (Optional: Add more for presentation.)
2 Medium Navel Oranges
2 Tablespoons Whole Cloves
Rum of Your Choice (Optional)
Pour Apple Cider into a 2.5-quart or larger slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks to cider.
With a toothpick, poke holes all around the orange about 1/2″ – 1″ apart. Carefully poke the cloves into the holes in the orange.
Take the second orange and cut it into thin slices. Place all oranges into slow cooker.
(Optional: Cut extra slices of oranges for garnish.)
Cook on low setting until hot and spiced through.
Ladle into mugs along with an ounce of rum if using. Place a cinnamon stick in each glass and garnish with an orange slice for presentation and serve.
This recipe will undoubtedly make a killing at your holiday party. Serve this hot “crocktail” and watch your party unfold. You and your guests will be in the holiday spirit from beginning to end.
Make sure you are bopping around the Christmas tree all night long with this playlist! Keep a hold of that holiday joy this season with all your friends and family with dancing, joy, and merriment.
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From classics like Bing Crosby to our Modern Holiday Queen, Mariah – this playlist has everything for all your family and friends. Keep the festivities fun and exciting this season.
Bopping Around the Christmas Tree
At the Christmas Party Hop…
Get it bopping all December long and into the new year.
The holiday season gives us another reason to throw a holiday party. Deck your halls with garland and walls with wreaths and cook up some festive foods for your friends and family. At a typical holiday party, you will find a classic cheese board featuring brie, crackers, and apple slices. Although we love being surprised by this staple, we wanted to serve you appetizers with festive flair and originality. Our answer?
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Serve some fancy toasts as the base of your light fare at your holiday gathering. At our party, we didn’t serve just one but two different delectable edibles on the crostini. Everyone loves options, and your guests will thank you for it.
PB+J for Adults
You’re never too old for a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, but your partygoers will enjoy this mature manifestation of the classic childhood favorite. Smear peanut butter on your crostini as a delicious base. Add some coconut flakes for extra flavor and texture. Top off this fancy toast with some pomegranates for pops of flavor.
Brie Wish You a Merry Christmas
Adding some cheese to your carbs makes for the perfect and easy appetizer at your holiday party. Spread some fig jam onto the crostini and then place some brie cheese and apples atop the delicious smear. You can leave some of these stylish snacks as is, but for all of your non-vegetarian guests, add some prosciutto for a sophisticated touch.
Making these fancy toasts are as easy as pie (okay, probably easier than pie) and will keep your friends and family satisfied while they mingle and have a great time during the holiday season
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