I decided we needed to have a Christmas party, on a whim. The invitations went out, and a number of people have commented that it is their first invite to a Christmas party (that isn't a work or organisation gathering) or that they'd been complaining that no one had parties anymore.
I had assumed it was just us, but it appears the Christmas party has become a thing of more commercial proportions.
Do you host a Christmas party? Or have you been invited to any that are not a work or group function?
Wow I had the same thought, no one does have them much now...unless work.
Well I fall into that sad story too, and no I haven't had a Christmas party in about 35 years!
I have only been invited to work related party's.
Make's you wonder? 'why' people are no longer having them, one thing I guess we should keep in mind, people are very busy these days.
They are also stressed to the max.
Maybe, it also could be a money thing.People are now buying high end gifts.
They want to keep their funds for those expensive gifts, iPod's...ipads and the like.
Gone are the days of a pair of sox's for Dad or a new toaster for Mum.
The kids want the ipads ect.
So that could very well be the reason on reflection.
It just doesn't seem to happen anymore. I think part of it seems to be that we have become more of a solitary people. Most of my friends groan when they hear that they have a function that they have to attend, whether it be work related or not. Personally, I love people, but I'm not a fan of gatherings. I would prefer to hang out with 1 to 5 people at a time.
I love cooking & I love hosting! My grandparents had a Christmas party every year at their place as long as I can remember. Then My parents took on the tradition and hosted a big party every year. Now we are doing it.Every year we invite family and friends and have a big bash at home. We love it.
NO, Iíve never have hosted a Christmas party nor havenít been to work parties, except the centre I worked at for 22 years as a volunteer, had a lovely Christmas lunch for the volunteers each year. I also go out for a Christmas lunch with friends.