If you become too intoxicated, find a cab immediately.
Writing for Salary.com, Harrison Monarth encourages party-goers to "engage on a human level and show some humility." This is your chance to really mingle with the people you work with every day.
So don't be afraid to show a little warmth at your holiday party.
Obviously, you don't want to loosen up to the point where you're plastered, yelling at your office nemesis, or generally embarrassing yourself in front of people.
However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to relax a bit.
Everyone will know why you didn't show up to work the next day — including your boss.
Brian Moylan at Gawker writes: "You have to go to work the next day.
You'll also want to avoid posting photos or descriptions of coworkers who have had too much to drink.
In general, Pachter says it's best to keep anything you write about the party positive, and to ask people if you plan to post photos of them on social media.
"The person at the party you're talking to, you may be interviewing with them six months from now," she says.
In other words, don't ask about that new position opening up or if you're eligible for a raise. Since it's an office event, it's obvious that some business-related conversations will come up, but don't come to the party with an agenda, says Helene Wasserman, an attorney for the international labor and employment law firm Littler.
Furthermore, eating while you're mingling isn't the most comfortable in a professional setting.