It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means it’s time to frock up and consider just how much booze is the right amount to consume in front of your boss. That means even our MPs get to let their hair down and party, with invites going out to the press gallery for various end-of-year shindigs.

Usually these events are for insiders only, but the Photoshop work on the invites is too special not to share. The party in Labor leader Bill Shorten’s office was communicated, of course, by a sneaky text message:


The PM’s party invite, of course, is very official and boring, although we’re sure the party itself won’t be:


The invite to the Greens party is also pretty straightforward, but it was sent before the US election and includes the line:

“We watched Donald Trump come to the brink of the U.S. presidency (hopefully no further) and Beyonce and Jay-Z’s storybook marriage approach the brink of dissolution. If there is one thing on which I think we can all agree it is this: we could all use a drink.”

Awks. We imagine they need the whole bottle now.

The crossbenchers in the House of Representatives are also hosting a party, and this Photoshop job fills us all with Christmas cheer:


Bob Katter as the angel on the Christmas tree is an image we hope you never forget.

The nosh on offer also sounds great: “Come join us for some merry tipples & treats – ranging from the best our electorates across the country have to offer to what we can scramble together on the day – before we all head off over the Christmas break.”

Christmas party time also means time for Christmas spies. Got a tip or some goss from the dancefloor? Drop us a line, you can stay anonymous if you like.