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The Christmas Party 'Season'

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WeightyKaty Fri 19-Oct-12 16:05:02

I know its a bit early for this but I have seen a few articles about diets to help you get into the Little Black Dress for the Xmas party season. AIBU to think this doesn't really exist or am I just not invited to all the parties?

I'll have a work party and a team lunch and maybe some friends might have some drinks but the media go on about December being a non-stop party fest!

cogitosum Fri 19-Oct-12 16:24:35

I completely agree... I have work party and a few nights out but that's it!

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Fri 19-Oct-12 16:25:47

I have had years where I've had too many Christmas parties, and years where I've had next to none. It depends what's going on in my life at the time. Last year I had a Christmas do for work, one for each of the two charities I volunteer for, one from a friend who always hosts a Christmas party, and I was invited to the one for the place I used to work at, but I didn't go.

There are definitely more parties than normal going on in December!

RubyFakeNails Fri 19-Oct-12 16:29:38

In the industry I work in there are lots of Christmas parties and I do think people are more inclined to have parties and drinks. There's lots of eating together to exchange gifts with friends nearer to Christmas.

However I ne'er really understand the idea that its something you would diet for or have to buy airbus sequinned items for.

It's all just a retail marketing gimmick.

WaitingForMe Fri 19-Oct-12 16:31:54

I'm self employed and every networking group has its own party, then there are family gatherings and I'm more likely to meet up with friends and dress up. I'm not doing much this year because I'll have a newborn but it'll be happening without me.

lubeybooby Fri 19-Oct-12 16:33:27

I have always thought 'wtf?' at this! It doesn't exist imho. Apart from a works 'do' and maybe someone locally having a new years eve party, that's about it. And I don't get the work do thing either anymore as I'm self employed.

WeightyKaty Mon 22-Oct-12 12:44:37

Media hype I reckon to make us all feel like we should be having a social action packed month and then that will help the January onslaught of diets and exercise videos!

ENormaSnob Mon 22-Oct-12 13:26:47

I love the Christmas party season blush

Works do, panto, lots of socialising, Xmas, boxing and nye, kids parties, school stuff.

Tbf I don't get out much the rest of the year!

MaureenCognito Mon 22-Oct-12 13:28:23

you need to start hosting
we go to one every weekend running up

the weekend of the 14th im off to three

start giving and you shall receieve

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 22-Oct-12 13:32:34

I really want some of those airbus sequinned items. [Grin]

I used to go to lots of xmas shindigs, but since we split up
XP got custody of all the friends (they were his friends and family first so to speak) so I have just 2 work parties to go to this year <violins>

WeightyKaty Mon 22-Oct-12 13:41:37

Right I will start planning NYE party then!

Bubblemoon Mon 22-Oct-12 13:42:06

What are airbus sequins please?

usualsuspect3 Mon 22-Oct-12 13:43:51

I want a Christmas Party Season. Can you get them online?

TheHandbagOfGlory Mon 22-Oct-12 13:46:31

I don't even get a works christmas do! I'm a SAHM and my boss has never given me a christmas party or anything! grin

The closest I get is helping at the nursery party, and in that case I'd rather go without.

goingcuckoo Mon 22-Oct-12 13:48:04

I love Christmas parties and putting on a sparkly dress. Or should I USED to love parties and putting on sparkly dresses. Now I never get invited to the feckers and my stomach's too flipping fat to enjoy wearing a little dress any more.
Bah. <need to rectify this and get myself out and about more and throw my own parties instead!>

Loobylou222 Mon 22-Oct-12 13:57:20

I don't get invited to any either, I always thought I was just really unpopular! Maybe I will throw my own this year and of no one comes then its true lol!

Jusfloatingby Mon 22-Oct-12 15:26:55

I usually meet up with people a lot more coming up to Christmas but not in the way you read about in magazines ie everyone wearing LBDs or velvet and tartan and drinking champagne and mulled wine in beautifully decorated houses with snowy windowpanes.

MaureenCognito Mon 22-Oct-12 15:36:05

have a party at your house you nutters

get cheapo booze at tesco. a few bits of food, job done

Pinkforever Mon 22-Oct-12 16:14:59

I have a few nights out at xmas even though I am a sahmgrin Have a night out with one group of friends,a night out with a bigger group of friends,a night out with the local playgroup<chairperson> and will probably have another night out with a couple of friends. Might also fit in an xmas lunch/dinner with my bff too.

Dh goes to his works lunch and thats it-anti-social bugger!

I have already got 2 dresses off ebay for my nights out as I cant stand all the sparkly shit in the shops.....

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