If so, here are a few tips to help you keep your party safe and happy. This advice is particularly relevant if you’re organising a works event, to help avoid reputational damage to your business.
- Always arrange transport home for everyone. “Don’t drink and drive” is not just a Christmas message, but at this time of year many people either forget or ignore it. If you treat your party goers to organised transport instead of extra drinks, that’s a win-win situation. Think globally, drink locally.
- Always have alcohol-free drinks available in the same quantity and as prominently displayed as everything else. Encourage people to drink water as well – after all, this costs you nothing.
- Always have some food available. Christmas parties don’t have to be entirely alcohol-fuelled, but when they are, somebody usually does something that they, or you, later come to regret.
- Always enjoy yourself and do have a positive mind-set. It’s a time for being tolerant and forgiving. We all know that there’s nothing nice about the drunken arguments that arise at parties and which carry on when folks get home.
Ruddington Parish Council wants everyone to have a happy, healthy and safe Christmas. Don’t let too much “falling over water” spoil it for you, your family or your neighbours.