7 Responsible Practices for Serving Alcohol at Parties

Verify Age and ID

Verify the age of guests and check IDs to ensure legal drinking age compliance and prevent serving alcohol to minors.

Offer Non-Alcoholic Options

Provide a variety of non-alcoholic beverages such as mocktails, sodas, juices, and water to accommodate guests who choose not to drink alcohol.

Monitor Alcohol Consumption

Monitor guests' alcohol consumption and avoid over-serving by offering drinks responsibly and encouraging moderation.

Designated Drivers

Encourage guests to designate a sober driver or arrange alternative transportation options such as rideshare services to ensure safe travel home.

Food and Snacks

Serve substantial food and snacks throughout the event to help absorb alcohol and prevent guests from drinking on an empty stomach.

Stop Serving Alcohol

Stop serving alcohol well before the end of the party to allow guests time to sober up before leaving and avoid late-night over-indulgence.

Offer Support and Assistance

Be prepared to offer support and assistance to guests who may need help getting home safely or managing their alcohol intake.