Good news sports fans. We have detailed instructiond on how to build your own Super Bowl snack stadium. OK, it’s a little ambitious, and the teams will change from year to year — but it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a big hit!
While it’s great to host a fun party, it’s also smart to consider ways to ensure that your guests will be safe and you can avoid any host liability. The Insurance Information Institute explains:
Social host liability, also known as “Dram Shop Liability” laws vary widely from state to state, but 43 states have them on the books. Most of these laws also offer an injured person, such as the victim of a drunk driver, a method to sue the person who served the alcohol. There are circumstances under these laws where criminal charges may also apply.
At the link above, you can find some tips to promote safe alcohol consumption and reduce your social host liability exposure.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers these tips for party-goers and hosts:
Whether attending the game, watching at a sports bar or hosting a party, NHTSA reminds everyone that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. Before choosing to drink, choose your team’s MVP – a sober designated driver. NHTSA offers these additional safety tips:
- Designate your sober driver or have an alternate transportation plan before the party begins.
- If you don’t have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend or family member to come and get you; or just stay where you are until you are sober.
- Use your community’s sober ride program.
- Never let friends leave your sight if you think they are about to drive and have had too much to drink.
- Always buckle up – it’s still your best defense against other drunk drivers.
If you are hosting a Super Bowl party:
Remember, you can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served ends up in a drunk-driving crash.
- Make sure all of your guests designate their sober drivers in advance, or help arrange alternate transportation.
- Serve lots of food and include lots of non-alcoholic beverages at the party.
- Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and begin serving coffee and dessert.
- Keep the numbers for local cab companies handy, and take the keys away from anyone who has had too much to drink.