Whether you’re hosting a party or attending an event, keeping your guests involved and entertained should be on your list of to-do’s. Safety should always be a priority, too. In upcoming events, be mindful of these holiday party planning tips to ensure and fun and safe environment for everyone:
• Venue layout – Keep walkways and aisles clear and spacious for large groups to pass in case of emergencies.
• Allergens – As a host, check with guests prior to the event for any food allergies. As an extra precaution, use table tents and list menu descriptions with any possible allergens.
• Room or location temperatures – Kids and elders are most sensitive to heat and cold, but with either extreme, an event can be uncomfortable. If outdoors, try using portable fans or heaters. Provide plenty of water and stay tuned to your weather forecast.
• Food handling and preparation – Make sure food is prepared in a clean, sanitized area. Check that meats have been cooked thoroughly, and that hot and cold foods are held at the appropriate temperatures; this is especially important for events where temperatures are constantly changing.
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