Safe Party Planning

Safe party tips for hosting underage guests

  • Set a guest list with your child and make sure that the party is not advertised on social media
  • Communicate that the party is an alcohol-free event
  • Ensure there is adult supervision at all times
  • Only allow entry to those who have been invited to the party
  • Set rules and limits regarding the party's start and end times
  • State which parts of the house are off-limits and lock these rooms if possible
  • Provide a safe space for guests to store their belongings
  • Ensure that any alcohol or medication in your home is not accessible to guests
  • Encourage your child to come up with fun, safe, and responsible activities at the party
  • Make sure guests have a safe ride home

For more information see Information for Parents and Caregivers


Safe party tips for hosting adult guests

  • Stay sober and alert for possible problems
  • Serve non-alcoholic drinks (see Mocktails for Mom)
  • Keep your guests filled with food. It slows the passage of alcohol into the bloodstream (salty snacks make people thirsty and then they drink more)
  • Don't let your guests drink and drive


Impaired Driving

Impairment begins with the first drink. Both alcohol and drugs impair thinking, judgment, perception, and reaction time.

Ontario Ministry of Transportation Impaired Driving

Ontario Ministry of Transportation Drug Impaired Driving

Distracted Driving