The 13 Stages Of Every Single Work Christmas Party

1) The first bottle of prosecco is opened as you finish up your work. You ask for a small glass, proudly telling everyone that this year you will pace yourself

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2) You squeeze into your dress in a teeny toilet cubicle and attempt (badly) to apply lippy with your compact mirror

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3) You leave the office, having eaten enough sausage rolls to keep you going until Christmas Day

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4) You arrive at the venue. Team spirit is high and you take A LOT of selfies

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5) More prosecco comes your way, and the idea of pacing yourself starts to fade

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6) Food arrives. You forget about how full you were after all the sausage rolls a few hours ago and dive straight in.

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7) You make friends with someone who swears they’ve worked in your building for years, but you’re 99% sure you’ve never seen in your life

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8) The prosecco runs out, so you switch to white wine. It’s the same colour, so you’re not really mixing, right?

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9) Around 9.30pm, somebody shouts: ‘TEQUILA’, and you know it’s game over.

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10) The mistletoe comes out.

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11) You crack out your best moves to I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day. And quickly realise you’re basically the office David Brent.

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12) You wake up the next morning with 207 images on your iPhone, a headache and a random Christmas bauble in your clutch bag.

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13) Having to face the music next day. And the Facebook photos…

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