Throwing a Fun and Safe Holiday Party

ribbonThe holidays are here, if you can believe it, and no matter what you and your family and friends celebrate in the coming months, there is probably one thing that rests on everyone’s minds; parties.

One of my favorite things about the holidays are all the wonderful parties! It’s the perfect time for friends and family to get together and celebrate and it can be a lot of fun to host your own holiday shin-dig. But playing host (or hostess) can be a daunting task. You want to ensure everyone has a good time filled with┬ámemorable moments but satisfaction and safety are of the utmost importance when planning your big event. Here are a few things to remember as we get neck-deep in the holiday fun!

  • When serving alcohol, be sure you are also offering a variety of foods throughout the night. Enjoying food with alcohol can help slow its absorption into the bloodstream, and give your guests a safer journey home. It will also be beneficial to stop serving alcohol an hour before your party is slated to “end”. Even if the festivities run over, it will ensure your guests have time to sober up.
  • Remember that some guests won’t be drinking so be sure to provide plenty of options like water, soft drinks, and the like. You can even get fancy by making TWO versions (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) of a festive party-themed punch. I mean really, who doesn’t love punch?
  • Just in case your guests haven’t thought of it themselves consider designating a driver, providing cab rides home, or making up an extra bed. Better to be safe than sorry with guests who are unable to safely drive themselves home.

Although we all want to be remembered as the person who threw that AWESOME holiday party, we also should be responsible when consuming and serving alcohol. Avoid accidents and injuries by promoting safety along with the fun at your holiday bash! Party on everyone!

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