Ring in the New Year Safely! New Year’s Eve Party Hosting Tips

New Year’s Eve is here, and that means parties, drinking and counting down to the new year.

While no one should assume that their New Year’s Eve party will be the source of liability in 2015, it never hurts to exercise added caution.

Follow these helpful NYE party tips:

  1. Supply Non-Alcoholic Beverage Options.

New Year’s Eve parties are notorious for serving all kinds of alcoholic beverages. This NYE you may want to opt for serving “mocktails.” As a social host you can be held liable if someone who was over served at your party does something negligent once they leave your soiree.

  1. 2154575545_f58be7229d_zCarefully Select Party Snacks.

Hors d’oeuvres and other fancy foods might be on your NYE menu, but take the time to make sure you avoid dangerous foods that could spoil if left out too long. Hint: anything that contains mayo or is a raw meat or fish may not be the best choice. Remember, not just restaurants can be sued for food poisoning.

  1. Car Theft Can Happen.

Did you know that New Year’s Day is the top holiday for car thefts? Make sure to park your car in a well-lit area, take all your valuables with you and advise your party guests to do the same thing!

  1. Block Off Dangerous Areas

Any time you invite anyone into your home, drunk or sober, you need to warn visitors of all dangers they could encounter. If any area of your home is not safe, make sure to mark the area as off-limits to partygoers. By highlighting home hazards, you could avoid slip-and-fall injuries.

  1. Party Insurance? Yes, it’s real!

Believe it or not, party insurance is a thing! You can even go as far as to customize your party policy based on the size and details of your New Year’s Eve party.

All of the above tips can help to ensure your party goes off without a hitch. Should you become injured at a party this NYE, a Pasco County Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help. Call us at 727-847-2299 or contact us online.

From all of us at Whittel & Melton, have a safe and Happy New Year!

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