Sporting fun should be done before you serve drinks to reduce injury risk.
Keep tokens, cash, and telephone numbers on hand for public transit and taxis.
Have at least one person at the party who won’t be drinking, so that they can help get others home safely.
Serve high-starch and protein foods such as meats, veggies, cheeses, dips and breads. Avoid serving salty, sweet or greasy snack foods; they’ll make your guests thirstier.
Be prepared for overnight guests.
Before the party, ask someone reliable to help you keep things under control.
Provide drinks like Mocktails, alcohol-free punch, pop, water, tea and coffee.
People tend to drink more when they serve themselves. Also, keep a jigger next to the bottles to measure your pours accurately.
Stop serving alcohol at least an hour before the party is over. Be sure to have alcohol-free drinks (Mocktails, water, juice, coffee and tea) and food when you do. Remember that having coffee after alcohol doesn’t make you sober.
If guests insist on driving when they shouldn’t, take away their car keys and call a taxi for them.
Don't drink too much yourself. You’ll be able to handle potential problems better when you can think clearly and act quickly.
Plan ahead so that it's easy to follow this advice.