By Kimberly Fusaro
Holiday parties should be all fun and figgy pudding, but the slew of tricky social scenarios that comes with every gathering-including the office party and a big dinner with family-can render them anything but. From awkward encounters with the boss to butting heads with your domineering great-aunt, uncomfortable situations abound during the holiday season. How do you make it through to New Year's without a generous serving of spiked eggnog? We polled a panel of experts-party planners, a nutritionist and a relationships pro-and put together a series of strategies to help you maneuver through the trickiest holiday party minefields. Follow their tips and you'll survive the season with flair.
1. What Gift to Choose for an Office Secret Santa
If ever there was a time for re-gifting, the office party is it. There are often price limitations, so oddball gifts are usually met with good humor. Just don't give anything that's chipped, stained, torn or obviously