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Why Parties Are Even Better Sober
Is there anything better than organizing a get-together among friends or family members to celebrate a special occasion? Unfortunately, when a person is in the grips of an addiction, the condition could overshadow these types of get-togethers in New York City or anywhere else.
Once you’ve come to a place in your life where you can truly focus on your sobriety and well-being, hosting an alcohol-free party could allow you to reconnect with friends or family members you may have lost touch with due to your addiction. These parties will be made all the better because you’re no longer distracted by your addiction and you can act as the host or hostess that you’ve always wanted to be.
Learn How to Make Fancy Alcohol Free Drinks
Just because you’re hosting an alcohol-free party doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy putting your unique spin on the drinks. Countless websites can help you learn how to make fancy alcohol-free drinks.
For example, if you’re hosting this type of party during the warm summer months, you may want to consider offering a delicious Strawberry Lemonade or a Virgin Pina Colada.
Are you hosting a gathering around Christmas time? A Winter Spiced Orange Mocktail or a Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider make the perfect accompaniments.
How Your Party at One of These Beautiful Outdoor Locations in NYC
Have you made the decision you would like to host your party outdoors? There is certainly no shortage of outdoor locations in New York City that can help you host the perfect get-together. Here are a few examples:
Pier 17 has an abundance of outdoor venues to pick from when you’re ready to narrow down an event location. For example, The Green provides you with an outdoor yet personalized space for smaller events, whereas the Seaport Square is a bit larger and gives you and your guests an incredible view of the East River. Be sure to bring your camera because you’re sure to want to capture every moment of your party if you choose this location.
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The Green Building
The Green Building is arguably one of the most popular outdoor venues in New York City. Whether you opt to take advantage of their outdoor space or you would like to reserve one of their beautiful indoor spaces that make you feel as though you’re outside, you and your guests are sure to enjoy a fun night at this location. However, the venue does book up quickly, so be sure to get your party on their schedule as soon as possible.
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The Farm Soho NYC
If you want to host your party with the beautiful New York City skyline background, The Farm Soho NYC is the place to go. Although they maintain a variety of different rooms in their building, the most popular is The Rooftop. You can rent The Rooftop on an hourly basis, seven days a week.
Focus on the Food!
Any person will tell you they always remember the food at any party. If you decide to host your party at home, you may want to chat with your guests ahead of time to get a feel for their favorite foods. From there, you can begin to put together a menu.
Here are some options of foods that you may want to serve:
- Pigs in a blanket
- Veggie dip
- Meatball sliders
- Mini hamburgers
- Fruit and cheese platter
Keep in mind that some people that come to your party may have food allergies. A good rule of thumb is to indicate what it is you’re serving so everyone can enjoy what they want.
Games to Play at Your Alcohol-Free Party
If you’re hosting an outdoor party, there are plenty of fun games that you can organize to keep your guests entertained, such as:
- Giant Jenga
- Backyard Dominoes
- Balloon Darts
- Ring Toss
You may want to have some backup games ready to go just in case your party has to be moved inside.
When you’ve recognized that you need alcohol rehab or drug rehab, the Legacy Healing Center team is here to provide you with access to the resources and tools you need to overcome your addiction and maintain a sober lifestyle. If you would like to learn more about our addiction treatment options, one of our recovery specialists can help address any of your concerns. Give us a call today at 888.534.2295 for more information.