Drinking & Driving Don't Mix

Before the Lights Go Out and the Party’s Over…

Holiday Festivities
All too often holiday festivities are spoiled because of a tragic event caused by a drunk driver. Party hosts: give your guests an edge as they get behind the wheel to go home. They’ll thank you later.

Hosts Responsibilities

  • When guests arrive, collect the car keys. As they prepare to leave, call a cab if they’re not sober.
  • Offer non-alcoholic beverages. Your guests may prefer a soda.
  • Always serve high protein and high carbohydrate food like cheese and meats
  • When serving an alcoholic punch, use a non-carbonated base such as fruit juice.
  • Stop serving alcohol two hours before the party ends. Begin serving coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages.
  • If you observe a guest drinking too much, engage him/her in conversation to slow down the drinking. When the party is over, suggest the following:
    • Have a sober person drive the impaired friend home
    • Have your friend stay overnight
    • Pay a taxi to take them home