It’s cold, wet and dark outside right now, with many of us struggling to find the motivation to get out of our nice warm beds in the morning. But it’s by no means all doom and gloom, as the start of December signals the approach of one very important annual event: the office Christmas party.

But whether or not you fall into the category of people that just can’t wait for the day of the party to arrive, or those that really can’t be bothered with the whole affair, the work Christmas do is an event in which you always need to watch your behaviour.

Of course, you’re going to want to let your hair down and have a good time, but the last thing you want is to end up going overboard and embarrassing yourself- or worse, putting your job in jeopardy.

Not to worry, though, we’ve compiled the 3 golden rules of your Manchester Christmas party, so that you make sure you have a great time and don’t come away feeling regretful!

  1. Don’t Drink Too Much

Okay, so one of the biggest rules of the Christmas party is to make sure you don’t overdo it on the alcohol. This is a first-class ticket to a journey that will lead only one place: embarrassment. Whether you end up bad mouthing your colleagues, hitting on your boss or even managing to pass out somewhere, you need to make sure you’re more responsible than you would normally be on a night out.


  1. Don’t Look For Love

Speaking of hitting on your boss, the Christmas party is by no means a place for you to start looking for a bit of romance. Even flirting would be considered highly inappropriate, and no amount of alcohol or Dutch courage makes it acceptable. Regardless of whether it’s a superior, a co-worker or someone else that has been invited along, your work Christmas party could do without any gossip like that.


  1. Don’t Make An Excuse

Finally, the last thing you should think about doing is trying to make an excuse and skipping the Christmas party altogether. You might decide to fall unexpectedly ill that day, or to take your cat to the vet for a check-up- no matter how sincere your excuse might be, it will always sound fake and made-up. This isn’t the best way for you to get in your boss’ good books.

As the leading Christmas party venue Manchester has to offer, Barca do everything they can throw a Christmas do to remember!