Safe Party Tips
- Go out in groups and make a plan about getting home.
- Decide the number of drinks you will have prior to drinking and stick to it. Count the
number of drinks and spread them out over the evening!
- Space drinks to one or less per hour.
- Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and drink plenty of water.
- Agree before you go out who will be the sober driver.
- Watch your friends--if you came together and want to leave make sure they
have a plan to get home safely.
- Avoid drinking games.
- Always eat before and during alcohol consumption.
- Remember: Women are more sensitive to the effects of alcohol.
- Pour your own drinks--don't share with others or set yours down.
- Just because someone is in your class doesn't mean you know them as well as you think you may--think about the situation and make clear decisions.
- Have a designated driver.
- Never drink and drive.
- Never ride with someone who has been drinking or using drugs.
- Use Traveller or a sober driver at a fraternity party.
- Say "no thanks," if you don't want to continue drinking, or just hold a cup with a non-alcoholic beverage.
- Participate in activities like dancing, talking, and eating to take the focus off alcohol.
How to "Throw" a Party and Treat Your Guests to a Safe Times
- Get your noise permit so you are able to socialize until midnight vs. 11pm.
- Remember to keep the noise level down.
- Collect keys at the door.
- You, as the host, are responsible for keeping your guests' safety. You may be liable if anyone is injured.
- Do not allow an intoxicated person to continue to consume alcoholic beverages.
- Serve plenty of high-protein, non-salty food like cheese and meat--these foods stay in the stomach longer, slowing down the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.
- Provide non-alcoholic beverages.
- Stop serving alcohol about 1 hour before the party is over.
- Have impaired friends spend the night or find your guests rides.
- Use Traveller or sober drivers.
- Stay sober yourself.
- Remember that you might have to deal with an emergency.