For New Year, a work friend invited me to a New Year’s Eve Celebration at a hotel nearby. It is a semi-formal event, it will start with a cocktail reception followed by a dinner, and later on an early continental breakfast. The best part: there is an OPEN BAR!!!!!
I used to drink a lot during my college years, but I have reduced my consumption considerably. This whole year, I have had alcohol twice. Once because I was the last minute + 1 of a friend a wedding, the other because my best-friend was in town. Now that my tolerance to alcohol has decreased, I need to find a way to drink enough to give me courage to dance, but not so much that I need to call a cab. Therefore, I have come up with a plan(s).
- I can have three drinks: one during the cocktail, one during dinner, and the last one when the New Year starts. It is a really save plan, but why should I pay such extravaganza price for the party, it I will drinking be very moderately.
- According to my boyfriend, I should stick to one kind of drinks. For example, have wine only. It is a easy, simple to follow plan. However, it is not original, the main benefit of an open bar is that I get to sample many drinks. Just having one is safe but not fun!
- Drink until I feel that I should stop. It is a fair plan. I will sample various concoctions (being fun and festive), I will dance (entertaining the audience), and I will stop drinking so I do not become a burden to my friend (very considerate). I like that plan.
- However, I need to say away from drinks that involve more than two different types of alcohol (i.e. Long Island Ice Tea). I will also need to avoid anything that contains Tequilla. Tequilla is not my friend!
I am not sure what plan I will pick, but the last one seems very attractive 🙂 If you drink, please drink responsibly and have a designated driver (who will be sober). Enjoy the festivities !!!