New Year's is a great time
to host a party for friends and family.
The hectic holiday season is over and it is a time for new beginnings,
but if you plan on having a party at your home or are hosting an event
somewhere else there are a few things to keep in mind in order to ensure that
everyone has a safe and fun time. Here
are a few tips that can help you plan an event to remember while also keeping
your guests and yourself protected!
If you are planning to
serve alcohol at your New Year's event, and likely you are, be sure you know
how to serve responsibly. You are
responsible for the conduct of your guests, and if they drink on your property
you can be held liable for their conduct once they leave. Your best bet for making sure that your
guests drink safely is to serve plenty of food along with the drinks. It is also a good idea to stop serving drinks
an hour or two before the party is over.
This way people have time to digest the alcohol and it will naturally
limit the number of drinks your guests can have. While it may seem obvious, also be sure that
you do not serve alcohol to any underage guests or to those who will be driving
Again, if you are serving
alcohol at the event, you can be held accountable if your guests drink and
drive. You can set up a designated
driver program for your guests, or ask guests to leave their car keys at the
door when they arrive so that you can monitor who might leave intoxicated. Also encourage your guests to take a cab if
at all possible, and be prepared to have overnight guests should the need
Hosting a New Year's party can be a lot of fun if you take all the
necessary precautions. Have plenty of
food and activities planned for your guests.
This will not only keep them entertained, but will also limit the amount
they may potentially drink.