Those lovely Christmas parties

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Those lovely Christmas parties
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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 6:53pm
Mine is tomorrow. I was kind of pressured into going when I'd really rather not. Everyone was a little irritated that dinner was $30 for something pretty simple (that's expensive around here). One of the two people hosting is my unstable colleague I've posted about before. If I had told her I didn't want to go, I would have had my head bitten off! Apparently, she has all of this elaborate stuff planned. Most of us would just rather sit and socialize, not deal with structured games and stuff. I overheard that she was even going to make us draw tables to determine where to sit and who to sit with. I think my principal was going to put a stop to that.

So my plan is to go, have dinner and maybe a drink, then leave with a friend to meet another friend for more drinks! Let's hope my plan goes off without incident.

How do you get through those lovely parties you don't want to attend?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 7:09pm

Is she confused & thinking that it's actually the little kids who are going to the party?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 7:32pm

Ha!

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2011
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 8:42pm

I feel for ya, Shy. Holiday parties are a no-win deal for single women.

Scenario One:

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 9:58pm

Or Scenario FIve: The party is held in a back room of a bar, where you are contained and surrounded by married people you see every single day, you're forced to sit next to the reading teacher and her preacher husband, and all the while you're noting the hot guys walking past the door that are off limits, because you're at a "party."

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 10:57pm

Scenario four is why I hate New Year's Eve with a passion.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 11:00pm

OH that really sounds horrible!

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 11:17pm
I've been in bed by 11:30 the past several NYEs to avoid knowing it's midnight. Of course, I have friends who are out celebrating who send texts at midnight reminding me they are out. I did remember to turn the ringer off last year, I think. Even this year when I'd have someone to kiss at midnight, I probably won't have plans. He's still a secret (because it's just sex) and doesn't hang out at the same place I do, so I likely wouldn't just run into him. Plus, all of my friends have kids and husbands, so I'm sure they will be at home instead of at a party. It really is far more depressing than Christmas or Thanksgiving.

I really am not sure what she's doing with the names, but tags are my best guess. It really is pointless! My luck, she's got some weird game planned where I'm going to have to talk to someone's odd husband.

Is it awful of me that I'm considering dressing up so her date will notice me more than her? She may be skinnier, but I'm younger and nicer! We all decided to wear jeans, except her because she has a "date" and wants to look "hot." I'm guessing it's a newer guy and his eyes will be easily wandering!
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-09-2011
Sat, 12-10-2011 - 6:09am
"(Note: in the case of hostess-chosen "eligible" men, there's a 92.3% chance said man will be wearing a toupee.)"

This actually happened to me few years ago.It was kinda embarrassing when toupee got cought in christmass tree and left hanging :(
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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-16-2006
Sat, 12-10-2011 - 6:30am

This actually happened to me few years ago.It was kinda embarrassing when toupee got cought in christmass tree and left hanging

OK, you win the prize hands down.

I've been invited to a lovely holiday dinner at a very chic restaurant--it's being given by a small company that I do a lot of work for. I like the people and it will be a very fun evening. Other than that, since I work alone from home, there won't be any Christmas parties, other than the several small gatherings I am planning at my house. I'm really looking forward to those.

NYE? I haven't done anything on NYE in a long time. I love NYE. I may get together with a male friend of mine to do something but otherwise I'll be home. I'm one of those people who would actually like to be in Times Square when the ball drops. Go figure. But don't feel bad about not being invited to parties--I think people just don't have as many parties anymore, especially when they have kids and get older.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Sat, 12-10-2011 - 9:43am

If you wear jeans w/ high heels and a glamourous top, then you will look better anyway.

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