The company I used to work for had an EPIC Holiday party every year. It consisted of fun music, great food and…questionable wardrobe choices. We called it work prom because the hairdos and the spray-tans and the party dresses were out of control. Some of the girls would take a PTO day to get ready. It was quite an event.
A few years the company had the party on a boat and a bunch of people got really seasick. One of those years, my car broke down on the way to the party and I almost missed the boat leaving the dock. My husband was supposed to meet me there. He doubled back to rescue me from the side of the road. When he got there, he found me standing next to my dead car in my fancy party dress and heels, freezing and trying not to cry. We ran up to the boat just before it pulled out of the dock. It was like something out of a movie. I ended up having to buy a new car the next weekend.
The last year it was held, the party was in a hotel ballroom. We had the option to purchase rooms in a block that the company reserved (so no one would drink and drive). After the party I stuck my head out the door of my room to a bundle of noisy coworkers coming down the hallway. Another girl opened the door across the hall and said, “Hey. Do you want to hear a joke?” I was like, “Uh, sure.” She goes, “What do you call a deer with no eyes?” Without waiting for my response she yelled, “EYE HAVE NO IDEAR” and promptly popped back into her room. She was like a weird, magical joke-telling unicorn.
In memory of that awesome, insane party and the strange sartorial choices of my coworkers, I have a bunch of Holiday office party dresses that won’t break the bank. Now all you have to do is keep yourselves from getting too tipsy and dancing on the table in front of your boss. I can’t help you there. Cheers!