I have been invited to a New Year party at a company where I have accepted a role, but as yet haven't joined.
My joining date is more than 10 days after New Year. I am very happy that they have invited me, however I am not sure about attending as I will only know the 2 or 3 people from my interview panel. I think that I might have awkward time there. Would it be a good idea to just brave it out and go, or would it be harmful to my new role to reject the invitation (or maybe even be offensive)?