- Can I bring a date? Invitations should indicate whether a spouse or date is invited, but often, office parties are for employees only. Don't assume you can bring a guest without making sure they are welcome.
Be Friendly. Office parties are a great time to network and meet new people you may not know from other departments. Introduce yourself and keep conversations light. You want to meet new people but don't get bogged down in work talk at the party. If you meet people who you want to collaborate with on work projects, get their contact information and reconnect at the office.
Punctuality Counts. Don't arrive too late to the party. Often there are speeches to kick off the festivities and you don't want to make a grand entrance in the middle of the CEO's welcome! Likewise, don't be the last to leave... be mindful of the time and make sure to thank your hosts on the way out.