12 Good Excuses for Not Attending Office Party

What are good excuses for not going to office party? Partying is one term that is different to everyone. Some just like to hang around and party with their friends, closed groups or families. Well there are some who are hardly bothered about who threw it unless it promises plenty of drinks, delicious food, groovy music and good surroundings. The last category of people is the most sorted though.

Office Parties are generally not loved by all unless you are one opportunist who is just looking for a chance to have a light-hearted chit chat with your fellow workers or a chance to impress your seniors or bosses. For others, maybe catching up the latest web series on Netflix is more fun on weekend rather than standing with a fake smile in the official party. But Office Party often becomes an obligation and if you are thinking of avoiding it, you must sound genuine. Let’s read out 12 Good Excuses for Not Attending Office Party.

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12 Good Excuses for Not Attending Office Party

1. Allergies or other Ailments

I got a big rash on my face, I guess it is because of of the new face cream I used. Its very itchy and discomforting”. Allergies are unpredictable, you can never challenge them, so this one excuse can always bail out from avoiding the office party.

There can be other related excuses too, like you are caught up with flu or some other contagious ailment. In cases of such excuse, no one will force you to attend the party because what if they force you to attend and they get the same symptoms.

2. My Car Broke on the Way

This excuse works most of the times, yes obviously if you were smart enough to save it for a real emergency situation like this “attending office party“. You can make things sound and look more genuine by taking a cab to office next day or by randomly discussing about the cost of repairs.

3. Unavailability of Public Transport during Night Hours

If you are the one who travel to office through public transport, you mostly have a very handy excuse. You stay too far so cannot ask anyone to drop you back home after party and nor even use the public transport. Reasons could be late night travel trough public transport seems risky to you or public transport is not available during late hours in your area.

4. Hospital Emergency

I couldn’t make it as I have to rush to the hospital to see my aunt who had an accident on road and someone from the hospital called me from her phone as I was on the call list on the top. Add more weigh t the situation by saying how close you were to her and yesterday only she was thinking of visiting you. Excuse of medical emergencies really work especially if they are used for avoiding a party.

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5. Family Function

This one is tricky but very easy in these times (pandemic times). Family functions are these days done with small gathering of few of the closest relatives only. So even your best fellow friend will not mind of not getting an invite for your mom-dad’s 50th wedding anniversary which was planned years ago. You can plan an event excuse as per your suitability and effectiveness.

6. Exam Preparation

I promised my brother to help with mathematics and he has exam in one day. Now obviously, your priority would be the education of your brother not the fin time of office party.

7. A visit to the Dentist

Have been waiting for the weekend to get my RCT (Root Canal Treatment) finally done. It is very painful in fact am feeling little feverish as well and also I cannot eat or drink anything for next few hours. Now you have to plan your appointment excuse as per the timings of your office party, we recommend say you got it just few hours before the proposed time of party.

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Dentist Visit, Image Credit: dentallavelle .com

8. My Cat is Grumpy

Lately my cat is behaving real weird and aggressive; she even scratched and tore my new sofa last night. Mom has given the ultimatum either take her to the Vet and find the cause of this behavior and if you do not have time for your pet better leave her to animal foster home. Can’t do that I love her!

9. Household Emergency

I have to stay back home as there was gas leakage and no one else was home to attend the technician. It can be very dangerous. House hold emergencies work better than any other family emergency some times. You cannot always make your mom dad ill or sister ill always to took a day off or to avoid an official event.

10. Airport Visit

I have to go and fetch my uncle from Airport, he is coming after 20 years and that too on our constant appeals and invites and Dad can’t drive now.

11. Your Kid’s Birthday or Your wedding Anniversary

Actually its Sam’s (put your kid’s name) birthday, me and my wife promised him an outing at Splash (name of place) with his close friends. She is not keeping well and now I have to manage alone the whole celebration. Same works with excuse of your wedding anniversary as well.

12. Diarrhea

This one health emergency is one of the best excuses ever. Blame it the sandwich you had in the canteen of office or any other meal, but this is for sure you will be excused.