We all love the festivities and parties that accompany the holidays. Friends and loved ones gathering to celebrate the season, the successes of the closing year and the promise of a dawning New Year. Sometimes, however, it does seem like we have been there and done that. Sure, ugly holiday sweater and ornament parties, and Secret Santa exchanges are a good time, but what about giving your friends something totally new? What about a party featuring drinks from other countries traditions?
Before we get started, let’s go over some basics about responsible drinking and safety surrounding such holiday get-togethers. Short of having the folks at your local Low Cost Interlock put ignition interlocks into your guests’ vehicles, there’s no way to guarantee no one is driving home drunk. Hosts can reduce the odds of an after party alcohol-related accident by paying attention to the behavior of guests as the night plays out. Those who appear intoxicated can be offered the couch to sleep on or given a ride home, either by the host or through a rideshare service.