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    Safety Tips For Hosting A New Year’s Eve Party

    December 30, 2015  |  By:  Oatley Vigmond

    With some advance planning you can host a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Party.

    Here are some safety tips to consider:

    • If you are serving alcohol you have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure that your guests get home safely or stay put;

    • Monitor your own alcohol intake and pay attention to what is happening so that you are able to ensure the safety of your guests;

    • Plan ahead by determining who will be the designated driver(s) for the night. As host this should be your responsibility;

    • Collect car keys as guests arrive and return them only to a designated driver;

    • Have information readily available regarding taxi companies, Keys to Us driving service and public transportation or offer to pay for a taxi;

    • Alternatively, be prepared to offer guests a place to stay overnight in your home;

    • Serve plenty of non-alcoholic beverages and encourage guests to pace themselves;

    • Stop serving alcohol to your guests several hours before the party ends;

    • Serve food and snacks that are high in protein, (meat and cheese) as these help to slow alcohol absorption;

    • Don’t make drinking alcohol the focus of your party. Plan other activities such as games and door prizes;

    • Don’t let anyone get behind the wheel who is impaired;

    • Ensure the sidewalks and stairs around your home are cleared of snow and ice.

    From all of us at Oatley Vigmond LLP, we wish you a safe and happy New Year!


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