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Tips for safe holiday event planning

| December 5, 2017

While intended to be fun,  many holidays can be a stressful time for many of us. Check out the tips below to help enjoy a safe and happy holiday season.

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Life-Saving Tips for Party Planners

[Adapted from Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s party tips]

  • Serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic drinks to help guests pace themselves.
  • Get the keys from your guests when they arrive.
  • Learn the basics about serving sizes of alcoholic drinks so you can drink responsibly.
  • Have a designated driver.
  • Don’t serve alcohol to minors!
  • Collect money from your guests for a taxi/Uber/Lyft fare fund.
  • Plan to be a sober host or hostess so you can determine if your guests are able to
    drive home.
  • Stop serving alcohol (at least) one hour before the party ends.
  • Wait until a guest finishes a drink before you serve him/her another one.
  • Know the signs of intoxication.

More Holiday Tips

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