My in-laws recently decided to stop drinking, and they’re healthy and happy with the choice. And for my part, I love it when people make choices that make them feel good.
However, I’m in a spot when it comes to an upcoming family party: I’ve never hosted non-drinkers. How do I gracefully support their choice without making them feel excluded or singled out?
Any tips for simultaneously hosting folks who drink and folks who don’t? -smac
My first piece of advice is to peruse Offbeat Bride’s awesome post on mocktails. That way you can serve alcohol-free drinks that are just as fun as the booze-y drinks.
You could also use this trick: Set out a big bowl, or beverage dispenser, of non-spiked punch and let your guests spike their own drinks.
Or set up a drinks station with beverage dispensers full of pre-made drinks that are both non-alcoholic and booze-soaked. But make sure to label them really well — you don’t want anyone getting tipsy by accident.
Homies, what are your tips for hosting non-drinkers in your drink-enjoying homes?