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.

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

  1. 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!


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


  3. 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!


  4. 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


  5. 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!


  6. 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! 😀

    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. 😀



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