Love them or hate them, they’re a year-end ritual.
Almost all of us host or attend at least one festive function during the season.
Food, music, alcohol. What could go wrong?
Plenty, if you don’t monitor your own and others’ actions.
Hosting a party?
Watch out for thirsty teens. Wisconsin’s host immunity statute generally does not protect a host from liability for the acts of a minor who, after consuming alcohol, injures a third party.
Attending a party?
Don’t drink and drive. Catch a ride with a friend or family member, turn the party into a sleepover, or call Uber.
And if you do imbibe, keep those pent-up resentments against other guests in check.
The holidays should be a time of giving, not collecting bail money.
Use your common sense. Don’t turn an event of good cheer into a lump of coal.