It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is upon us and there will be plenty of holiday parties to attend over the next few weeks. You’ve got the perfect holiday dress. You’ve got the perfect gift for the hostess. Let’s make sure you have the perfect evening with these simple holiday party safety tips.
NOV 11, 2018
“Limit yourself to one drink per hour AND drink a glass of water between cocktails. ”
❄️Plan how you are getting home BEFORE you go to the party.
❄️Pace your cocktailing self.
❄️Eat a high protein meal BEFORE you start drinking.
Research has discovered that eating a high protein meal helps control blood alcohol levels. Drinking on a full stomach slows the absorption of alcohol in your system.
Pack a purse snack of almonds or a protein bar in case you need it later in the evening.
❄️Alternate alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic ones throughout the night.
Again, this will keep your blood alcohol levels from getting to intoxicating levels. If you are self-conscious about others pressuring you to be drinking, there are plenty of non-alcoholic drinks that look like their alcoholic counterparts. Try a cranberry and sprite spritzer less the wine. Order a tonic water and lime instead of a gin and tonic.
❄️Watch your drink at all times.
“Holly, poinsettias and peace lilies are all toxic to children and pets.”
❄️Leave prescription drugs and valuables at home.
At many holiday parties, the guests’ coats and purses are all put in the spare bedroom or home office. It would be very easy for another guest to slip away and casually browse through purses and coat pockets while everyone else is in the kitchen celebrating holiday cheer.
Just because you are in the home a friend doesn’t mean that everyone else at the party is as honest as your friend. Guests bring dates that your host may not know.
Keeping these items out of reach of children is also equally important. Unfortunately, emergency rooms report an up tick in visits during the holidays by children who have accidentally taken a medication or eaten something that was in a guest’s purse at a holiday party.
If you carry your self-defense stun gun or pepper spray with you, leave it in the car or make sure that your purse is put in a very secure location where children will not be able to access your self-defense weapon.
❄️Make sure your party is child and pet safe.
Move any glass ornaments on the Christmas tree up to higher branches where children can’t reach them.
With these simple suggestions you can minimize the risks at holiday parties of not only being in danger but also of making an embarrassment of yourself in front of your boss. Keep your holiday season safe, full of wonderful memories and drink responsibly.
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