top tips for being

A Great Host

It’s all about planning ahead. Here are easy tips to help you host a fun yet responsible get-together.

Sports Smarts
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Sports Smarts

Sporting fun should be done before you serve drinks to reduce injury risk.

Provide Transit Fare
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Provide Transit Fare

Keep tokens, cash, and telephone numbers on hand for public transit and taxis.

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Designate a Driver

Have at least one person at the party who won’t be drinking, so that they can help get others home safely.

Keep Stomachs Full
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Keep Stomachs Full

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.

Prepare a Guest Room
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Prepare a Guest Room

Be prepared for overnight guests.

Enlist Some Help
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Enlist Some Help

Before the party, ask someone reliable to help you keep things under control.

Mocktails
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Mocktails

Provide drinks like Mocktails, alcohol-free punch, pop, water, tea and coffee.

Appoint a Bartender
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Appoint a Bartender

People tend to drink more when they serve themselves. Also, keep a jigger next to the bottles to measure your pours accurately.

Ending the Night
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Ending the Night

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.

Call a Taxi
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Call a Taxi

If guests insist on driving when they shouldn’t, take away their car keys and call a taxi for them.

Remember, You’re The Host
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Remember, You’re The Host

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
Plan Ahead

Plan ahead so that it's easy to follow this advice.