New Year’s Eve parties call for glitter, champagne toasts, sparkly dresses and midnight kisses.
Whether you ring in the new year with confetti and balloons or bottles of bubbly and a DJ, you’ve got to make your celebration safe. New Year’s Eve parties are notorious for accidents and injury just as much as they are famous for shimmer. The all night parties also come with an extra layer of risk — expectations and pressure to have a sexy night are high. Here are some tips to have a safe, healthy New Year’s Eve party.
Make New Year’s Eve party resolutions
Before you make resolutions for the new year, make a few resolutions for your evening. Decide how many drinks you’re going to enjoy. It’s a good idea to discuss and set limits for you and your partner, too. Refresh yourself on the ways to prevent STDs.
Balance food and drinks
If you’re going to be drinking, make sure you have snacks on hand through the evening. Eating foods high in protein will help keep you full and slow down the processing of alcohol in your system. Start with a satisfying, nutritious dinner and move on to peanuts, cheese and meat for snacks.
Make transportation plans
Don’t head out the door on New Year’s Eve until you have transportation lined up for the whole evening. If someone is willing to be the designated driver, make sure they know your destinations for the whole night. If no one in your party plans on driving, make plans for a taxi or hire a driver for the night. Public transportation is an option for many people, too.
If you’re hosting a party, make plans for your guests. Allow them to stay with you or find them somewhere to stay. Find designated drivers or call a taxi for friends who are moving on to another party or heading home.