6 On Your Side Answers: How to handle Super Bowl parties where alcohol is served

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The hype over the 2014 Super Bowl is cranking up and will reach fever pitch by this weekend, with the game of course on Sunday.

Here in east Tennessee, Denver, with Peyton Manning at the helm, will more than likely get the most championship predictions.

Nancy from Halls asks: “We’re planning to host a Super Bowl party and there will be alcohol. Are there precautions?”

While the teams are preparing in New Jersey for Sunday’s big game, there are some fun facts and some not-so-fun facts to discuss if you plan to have a Super Bowl party at your home.

First of all, expect to feel bloated next Monday. Twenty-seven billion calories from potato chips alone are expected to be digested this Sunday as people gather around their TV sets.

During last year’s Super Bowl, more than one billion chicken wings were consumed at thousands of parties across the country.

Slightly more than one billion dollars was spent on alcohol during the Super Bowl in 2013.

If you’re planning to host a Super Bowl party this year, make sure you have yourself covered.

Limit your guests to people you know and consider cutting over-indulgers of alcohol from your list.

Encourage your guests to choose a designated driver before they arrive.

Serve plenty of non-alcoholic drinks and food to counter the effects of alcohol.

Offer to call a cab for anyone who appears intoxicated.

Stop serving alcohol well before your party ends.

Finally, review your homeowner’s or renters’ insurance policy to make sure you have coverage for damages sought by someone injured by a party guest.

Without a doubt, Super Bowl parties are fun, but make sure you reduce your exposure if alcohol is served and you are the host.

You can see Don Dare’s 6 On Your Side Answers every Tuesday and Thursday on 6 News at 4:00.

If you have a question you can send Don an email at ddare@wate.com or call his 6 On Your Side hotline at (865) 633-5974.

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