Saturday is my jobs Chirstmas dinner, I am freaking out!!! Help

Brenda - posted on 12/14/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So I am the only single at my job, everyone else is coming to the dinner bringin their husbands, I have no one I want to bring, but my boss says I cant miss it, the other girls are freaking out, they telling me I cannot come alone that I need to bring someone, and dont dress up just bring jeans.. I love to dress up, infact I am the only one who dresses up accordanly to the job, I feel under pressure to bring someone, but I dont want to have a date, and if I bring a girlfriend, I just dont know who would go, (cause she would have to pay for dinner) So Should I just go alone? end up having a date guy? Should I Dress up as I want to? Or should I just blame it on the bbsitter and dont even go..at the end looks like a couple party to me. Help

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Brenda - posted on 12/19/2010

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So I went to the Christmas party, if was okay, the food was delicious, we all brought a present and didthe White Elefant game, it was akward cause all the presents except mine were made for couples..lol at the end I laguh about it, hopeffully I am not single forever (I mihgt get married again sometime) then I will get to enjoy my present..=p

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IMO, it sounds like high school by telling you you can't miss it and you have to bring a date! You're an adult, and should be able to make adult decisions regarding attending, bringing a date, and attire. BTW- I wear jeans to a Christmas party, just simply because it wa a casual affair. Nothing at a banquet hall-a casual party in someone's home. And in the event you feel uncomfortable or out of place as a single person, then you can easily excuse yourself. Very simply let the host/hostess know that you are grateful for the invitation, but it is time to get home to your family.

Brenda - posted on 12/14/2010

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Wow Kelli thanx! I dont think I look super hot! but I will remember those words when I am walking at the dinner! lol and Amy you are right, I am gonna enjoy myself, not sure If I would go out after but hey you never know, I just might..lol Thanx very supportive, I guess dinner, Here I go! lol

Amy - posted on 12/14/2010

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Your boss says you can't miss it, so I would do your best to go (if you want to). If you can't find a friend to go with you just go alone! Is your boss telling you that you have to bring somone, if not then you should feel comfortable going alone. It's a work party not a couples resort you don't need to bring a date, lol. As far as dressing up, dress up if you want to, tell your co-workers you're meeting up with friends later in the night since you already had a babysitter you thought you would enjoy a night out! Go and have fun, you don't want to feel left out on Monday at the water cooler hearing about how you missed all the fun! Have a great time!!

Kellie - posted on 12/14/2010

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If you want to go then go. If you can find a friend to take then great but if you don't that's fine to. Maybe they don't want you to dress up because they know you are single and look super hot when you dress up so they are feeling a bit threatened by it so that is why they are pressuring you to bring someone and just wear jeans. Really who wears jeans to a christmas party. If you want to go and are fine going alone then dress it up. It feels good to go out and get all done up. If you go alone and dressed up it shows you have confidence, and that you aren't afraid of what others think.

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