Friday, December 16, 2016

The (4th annual) corporate Christmas party for a work-at-home freelance journalist

Sitting in my little basement office, eating appetizers and playing games with myself ... while all dressed up?

Yeah, that's something I've been doing for FOUR YEARS NOW. (See the very first one, the second one, and last year's party.)
Last year's party was off the chain ... whatever that means!

The only party where I had some actual guests!

The one that started it all

When I presented at BlogJam Atlantic, it was crazy to meet other bloggers and find out that my weird little stay-at-home party was actually ... a good idea?

Anita from Twirp Communications suggested we get together and host a bunch of self-employed Christmas parties on the same day, so here we are! Let's get started ... and be sure to read all the way to the end for the giveaway because PRIZES!

So here we go!

Now don't be nervous ... the dress code is super-casual.

There's always a bit of flirting. 

There were some real studs at this year's party!

The mashed potato bar was mmmmmmmmmm!

And this is the ULTIMATE dessert! How'd they know?!
Time for a game!

Twelve bloggers peeing! Four gambling birds! Lolololol!

Gonna check out the photo booth now!

Ooh, it's time for the awards!

This is unprecedented!

Time for presents!

Hey! The DJ's starting up!

We love a good dance party!

 Love the people I work with! They're awesome! 

Thank you to all of my clients, sponsors and editors for a fantastic year.
Have a safe and happy holiday season, and I can't wait to work with you in 2017.

*** Updated Dec. 23, 2016: The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Rossy (Candace Ross) for winning the random draw! ***

I'm giving away a $25 Chapters Indigo electronic giftcard to one lucky reader who comments on this post. That's all you have to do -- just comment, and make sure you're either logged in (so I can reach out) or you leave your email address in your comment.

Thanks for attending my self-employed Christmas party, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, lovely readers!


If you've enjoyed my solo Christmas Party, I'm sure you'll enjoy the other solopreneurs who have joined me in this fun, new tradition. Please visit all of the blogs and leave them a comment. Not only will you make them feel good, you could win some other awesome prizes. 

Next up on your tour is Anita at Twirp Communications.


Gina aka East Coast Mommy said...

So funny! I think your party looks like a lot of fun. :-)

Heidi Barbrick said...

I love your corporate Christmas parties, you nut.

Megan S said...

This looks like so much more fun than any corporate Christmas party I've had to attend! Yoga pants are much better than getting dressed up!

bluenosebaker said...

Looks like you had fun! Happy Holidays!

Heidi said...

It's not Christmas till Heather has her annual Christmas party! Love it (and so jelly of your mashed potato bar - mmmmm).

Heather said...

You are hilarious. Love checking out your party every year. Merry Christmas!

Jen said...

Too much fun! Who knew the best office party was happening so close to home.

Meghan said...

H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S !

Anita Kirkbride said...

Your photos are hilarious. You're much better at the faces than I am!LOL Thanks for the awesome inspiration for my party :)

D&A Gallant said...
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D&A Gallant said...

I look forward to your party every year! LOL

Lori of farm fresh style said...

Oh Heather!! You rock the Solo Christmas Party!!! Merry Christmas!! And congrats on Employee of the Year...I didn't win this year... ;)

lbunin said...

I'm not going to lie, I've been waiting for this post all week. Your parties have the best snacks! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one of our very best and favourite writers!

Shari Tucker said...

Looks like the best kind of party. The 'flirting with co-workers' cracked me up.
Thanks for sharing!

Rossy said...

This is my favorite yearly post of yours!! It cracks me up every year, and I'm a little jealous that you get along so well with all your coworkers. :-)
- Candace Ross

Linda Daley said...

Oh what fun! Your party was waaaay more fun than mine but I've checked out all your annual parties and will have better ideas for next year. Your Photo Booth is the bomb (whatever that means :)

Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

You gals are flippin' nuts :) This was a great way to end a long week. No parties here, but I did shower, so woohoo!

Melanie Nettleton said...

Laughing hysterically! Congrats on Employee of the YEAR! Bam! #rockstar

Peady @ Tempered with Kindness said...

Employee of the Year FOUR years running!

This is amazing news. You should really be proud of yourself, Heather.

I hope you've updated your resume! :D

This made me laugh so hard during Blog Jam Atlantic 2016. It was a highlight of the day for me for sure. The bottomless Diet Coke made me snort laugh - right there in public - so good!

Merry Christmas! I am so glad your lonesome office party is morphing into a *total* thing for bloggers and WAHMs and people who live to VPN into the office. :D


JP said...

I just started following your blog and this post is too funny :)