The party venues are booked, the drinks and food are on order and wardrobes everywhere are being filled with gorgeous bejewelled outfits and fabulous shoes - and guess what? It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
The festivities bring an opportunity to have a great time and enjoy lots of parties, but without sounding like a party pooper, it’s vital that you look after yourself throughout the holidays to avoid unwanted mishaps, or worst! The good news is that with a lot of common sense and a little thought, you can enjoy the season and still stay safe.
So here are our top tips to staying safe this Christmas:
Ensure you phone is fully charged when going out
Have key contacts in your phone - taxi and friends you are out with
Book a taxi if you need to and remember that a minicab that hasn’t been pre-booked is a stranger’s car
Try not to travel alone
Text someone your plans - where you are going and who with, include the time you plan to be home
Keep money in separate places, including your bag and coat and on your person
Plan your route home if you are using public transport and remember your transport cards
Don’t drink on an empty stomach
Try not to drink before you get to the party and don’t mix your drinks
Know your limits and stick to them
Keep your drink with you at all times and if going on the dance floor finish your drink and start a fresh after you have finished dancing
If someone offers to buy you a drink, go to the bar with them
With these tips in mind, you can enjoy this wonderful time of the year safely and take care of yourself, after all you deserve it.