(AAA) -- When it’s your turn to host the Superbowl, St. Patrick’s, Holiday or any other celebration, you can throw a great party and avoid contributing to the tragedy of a drunk driving crash when your guests leave.
Practice AAA’s ABC’s of Party giving.
Ask your guests to choose a designated driver for the evening. Have a car key collection when your guests arrive. Mix drinks yourself, avoid open bars. Close the bar 90 minutes before the party is over.
Always serve high protein foods such as cheese and meats. They stay in the stomach longer and slower down the rate of intoxication.
Starchy foods are great too. Minimize salt. Salt makes people thirsty and speeds up intoxication. Always provide non-alcoholic drinks; soft drinks, juices, punch and delight everyone with the delicious mocktails in this brochure.
Remember: only TIME will make your guests sober. It takes one hour to burn off the average drink. 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer
and 1 1/2 ounces of liquor all contain about the same amount of alcohol. Keep watch on behavior. Arrange cab rides, rides with a “designated driver,” or invite intoxicated friends to sleep over.
For irate guests, “hide” their keys until they have found another ride home.