Blogmas 2017 Day Fifteen - Christmas Party Time

Friday 15th December 2017.

Apologies for the late post, I wanted to wait and share this one once I had some pics to include, however I forgot to pick my camera up when we so the only ones I have are what I took before we left for the party venue.

Last night was the works Christmas party - yay, a chance to get dressed up and eat, drink and be merry with my colleagues. I only work for a small company and we all get along really well so it was good fun to get together and celebrate the festive season. We got to take our partners along too which is a lovely touch, I know a lot of companies don't do this and its something that is very much appreciated by all of us here. I did most of the planning and arranging of the party this year and the venue that I finally selected was the Mercure Hotel in Tunbridge Wells. Our first choice was to go back to the East Sussex National where we held our party last year but by the time we settled on a date it was all sold out so we had to find an alternative.
We looked at quite a few places before we decided on the Mercure and as it's the first time we have been to this venue I was a little nervous but I didn't need to worry as all went well and it was a fab night. It was a Gatsby themed evening and the hotel looked fab as did the staff who had dressed up for the occasion. The whole booking process was super easy and Becki from the sales team at the hotel was really helpful in dealing with all my questions and our requests. I would definitely consider the Mercure again for next years party.

My party dress this year came from Oasis and it was a jacquard skater style dress with a floral lace print design all over. It wasn't actually what I wanted when I first started shopping but it fitted perfectly and looked nice on so I went for it.
I teamed it with a pair black suede heels that I bought in Dune last year and a small silver bag that I picked up at a little shop in Dartford. Below is a pic of me before we left for the hotel, its not very often I wear a dress so it was nice to push the boat out and show my colleagues that I can do girly when required. I work with an all male team and our office is very informal so the guys only get to see me dressed up once in a blue moon, they all commented on how nice I looked so that was a bonus for me too.
It was a great night and I was a good girl and didn't drink too much at all so I woke up hangover free and ready to face the day.

I will be back later with a post for Day 16.

Love and festive hugs, Jane x


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