By: SIERRA SMALLS-GREER
(Gainesville, Ga.) – Put on your best dress, highest heels and style your hair… We’re going out for the holidays!
The holiday season is a great time to visit with family, friends or even co-workers for company holiday parties. That’s what makes this article one of the most important for you to read this holiday season!
Let’s talk about how to stay safe at your Holiday Party this year.
Thinking Outside of the Box
Every article on party safety is going to tell you not to drink and drive. This is one of the most important guidelines to live by in any situation– holiday party or not. While keeping that in our minds at all times, this article is going to focus on a few tips that some articles may not mention when attending holiday parties.
The More, The Merrier
Take a friend if that is an option for you! It’s fun to have a friend enjoy the festivities with you, and it is also good to have them if the party is in a questionable or unfamiliar location. Again, it is also a good idea if you plan to drink during the night.
Oh What Fun It Is To Be Responsible
If the tables are turned and you are hosting this year’s holiday party, it is important that you make sure your guests are staying responsible. Cut them off early with a drink limit. Or, having a system where car keys are turned in at the beginning of the party could also be a useful tool to keep the roads safe after the party!
And To All, A Good Night
Don’t be afraid to cancel or postpone your party! No one wants to cancel the party after all the hard work and preparation, but safety always comes first. Watch the news days before the party to ensure being on the road is not a hazard for you or your guests.
Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
Be sure to check food labels if you are allergic to certain foods and provide labels if you are hosting the party. There are a wide variety of things that people are allergic to so it is always important to take that into consideration by labeling dishes.
May All Your Days Be Merry And Bright
Last but not least… have fun! It is important to stay safe but never forget the true meaning of the holidays which is the 3 F’s: Fun, Food and Fellowship!