Wednesday is the Fourth of July and there will be plenty of parties. J.Smith Lanier and Company, and the Hanover Insurance Group, have some tips for making your event a safe one.
•Let your guests know how you feel about drinking and driving and their need to be responsible about their alcohol consumption.
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•Plan activities to engage your guests to take focus away from drinking.
•Provide plenty of high-protein foods such as cheese and meats to help slow the absorption of alcohol, and keep guests from drinking on an empty stomach.
•If preparing an alcoholic punch, use a fruit juice instead of a carbonated base which can speed the absorption of alcohol into the blood stream.
•Close the bar 90 minutes before the end of the party.
•Never serve alcohol to anyone underage.