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Recap: My First Work-Christmas Party

Last Saturday Mike & I went to the Shaw/Global Christmas Party! It was my very first work-Christmas party. Last year technically I went to Mike’s Best Buy Christmas Party but that was different because it was his job not my job!

This was our first couple photo of the night! I wore a purple dress that Mike bought for my birthday a few months ago and he went and got a semi-matching purple dress shirt! (He got a dress shirt, tie, and handkerchief thing at International Clothiers all for only $20! Isn’t that a great deal?)

The party was pretty straight-forward. Some opening speeches, a funny opening video, then dinner and mingling/dance.

It took forever for our table to be called to go get food! And there was a TON of tables and a TON of people. Apparently it was over a thousand or something guests! Crazy big party. I didn’t think I’d get to go because when I RSVPed I was put on a waiting list first.

But then I got moved to the confirmed list and all was well! The people at our table were very nice and we also had ample opportunity to take photos throughout the night :)

It was a buffet dinner, kind of East Indian-themed. It was okay, I usually go overboard with buffets and pile on TOO much and then it makes the meal not as good, lol. Dessert came in a big platter for everyone at the table to pick at instead of going back out to a dessert buffet table. First time I chose dessert like that before so that was cool. I liked the chocolate covered strawberries the most :O)

The party was also “Sex and the City 2”-themed. I haven’t seen the movie but I guess there’s scenes where they go to Egypt or something because there were two photo opp-locations set up that were very Egyptian-esque! Really cool and nicely put together! (See the camel??)

We didn’t stay for very long because Mike and I aren’t really party animals, lol. But it was a fun time! I wish I had been able to sit with some of the Global editors because they’re the only people I really know from Global at this point since I only work once a week and I stay mainly within the edit suite area, but it was assigned seating.

I think for my first work Christmas party it was definitely a great one! I wish there were more door prizes/other prizes that were given away though :o) There were four — an iPad, a PVR, and two airline ticket things — so, really good prizes but just not enough! ;)

Also, I really liked how they wrapped the chairs!!!

Click below to go to my Flickr set with pictures from the event! :)

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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