Hosting a perfect party is a job mastered only by some people. Many party hosts fail to understand that a gathering is not merely about enjoyment, but about having fun and being safe as well.
People who drive while being intoxicated are risking their own lives as well as the lives of the people on the road. Unsurprisingly, drunk driving is one of the major causes of road accidents all around the globe!
Since a lot of parties happen at this time of the year, our only hope is that people will be responsible while enjoying the celebrations. If you are hosting a party, here are some useful tips you can keep in mind.
Ensure That Your Visitors Reach Home Safely
It is okay to have a few drinks at a party, but driving after consuming liquor should be avoided at all costs. As a host, it is your responsibility to know how your guests will return to their homes after the party. This part should be confirmed when you extend the party invitation.
You can also request your guests to stay the night if they have had a lot of alcohol. However, if they insist on going back home, make sure that you book a cab so that you can track their location.
Monitor Your Guests’ Alcohol Consumption Levels
If you are hosting a party, it is better to serve the guests yourself or hire a bartender to do it for you. By preparing the drinks yourself, you can monitor the liquor consumption of your friends. Also, serve food along with the drinks, so that people can sober up before leaving.
Serve Plenty Of Non-Alcoholic Beverages
A party should be enjoyed by all, even by those who don’t drink. As a host, be sure to make proper arrangements for designated drivers and also for people who are not interested in consuming liquor. In addition to soft drinks, consider serving some mocktails to give your non-drinking guests some celebration-worthy options.
Control The Situation, If Needed
Some people drink a lot at parties and tend to create a scene that makes everyone uncomfortable. Some drunk people can also be persistent about driving back home. In such a case, it is acceptable if you say ‘no’ to an intoxicated person and stop them from leaving your home.
Every life is precious and must be valued. Every day, people lose their near and dear ones due to drunk driving. The intoxicated driver behind the wheels, the pedestrians, the other drivers and riders — all share the consequences of drunk driving.
If you are hosting a party this season, be very sure to do your part and stop your guests from driving after consuming liquor. If you need to know about the legal consequences of drunk driving, feel free to call our experts at Brian Walker Law Firm, P.C. Our dedicated team is quick to respond and will help you with all your concerns!