Tomorrow, I intend to get the budget for the company Christmas party approved. It’s more than the boss will want to spend, but I think he’ll let me get away with it, because I’m going to be showing off my curves in this clingy ribbed sweaterdress, which I got for 15% off by using code VETERAN at Kohl’s. You can thank me when you don’t have to BYOB to the party. Deal expires: 11/17.
I do need some festive clothing, because I have a holiday party to host and attend. You won’t catch me in one of those jingle-bell covered monstrosities, though. My idea of ideal party wear is to go for elegance. I’ll be the best-dressed person at the company do in a chic slip dress and this faux fur scarf, which fits perfectly with our winter wonderland theme, and was a steal at 40% off when I used code FRIENDS at Banana Republic. Deal ends: 11/23.
I am totally into this winter wonderland party theme. I think I can use this party planning to my advantage, and order all the décor from Pottery Barn, like a bunch of these faux lit berry trees, and then take them home after the party to decorate my own house. I can really splurge and buy everything I (I mean we) will need because the more I spend, the more I save; up to 25% off when I spend over $1000 and use code SAVEMORE. And even better, everything ships for free, so I’m sure I’ll get approval for my purchase from the company CFO. He’s smart enough to do the math and recognize a fantastic savings opportunity when he sees it. Deal expires: 11/16.
Well, I just had my party plan shot down by the CFO. Apparently, I am supposed to stick to a budget. He also wasn’t amused by my intent to take the décor home with me afterward. Okay, well I can be as thrifty as the next person; I just hope everyone enjoys their microwaved pot pies and Pringles, three per guest, please. I guess I’m not going to get that fancy event coordinator in to drape the whole room in gauzy fabric either. Well, I can pull off the same effect myself; it’s just going to be a lot more hands-on than I had planned. Good thing I just bought these new jeans while they were on sale for $59.90 at The Limited, because I am going to be doing a whole lot of climbing up and down ladders (and cursing, don’t forget the cursing). Happy Holidays to me.
Well, now that my party budget’s been cut to the bone, I guess I’m going to have to get all DIY with this thing. The $200 each my event planner quoted for table centerpieces is just not going to cut it. No sweat, I’ve got this. I can make my own darling gingerbread villages to decorate the tables. When I fill up my cart with any five items at Sur La Table and use code FULLCART16, I can take 20% off the entire price, so I’m going to get everything I need - measuring cups, spatulas, and these adorable molds for making gingerbread cake houses. Don’t worry, how hard can it be? Wait - how dare you roll your eyes and mention all the smoke and the nervous breakdown I had trying to bake those eyeball cookies for Halloween? Darn, I forgot you were aware of my track record. But it’ll be fine, I’m sure.
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