Thanksgiving can be a busy time of year with all the parties and events for entertaining family and friends. Do not let your guard down, because this can be a dangerous time of year too! You can never be too careful when it comes to yourself and the people you cherish. Keep your Thanksgiving holiday festivities safe by keeping these few tips in mind when planning a gathering:

  • Know your liability: before you agree to host anything, it is probably a good idea to review the liability section in your insurance policy, to make sure you know what sort of incidents you are covered for when hosting.
  • Watch the alcohol flow: If one of your guests seems to have had one too many, cut them off to make sure they stay safe. It may also be a good idea to close the bar at least an hour before the party is over and to provide lodging or safe transport, like a cab or a designated driver, for guests who over-indulge in liquid merriment.
  • Food Safety: Follow proper heating, cooling and storage instructions for food and inspect all food before serving or eating, to make sure it is not under-cooked, spoiled, or contaminated in any way. If anything is questionable, it is probably best to toss it in the trash.
  • Location: If you are worried about your property, consider having your event off-site. If alcohol is a must, have the event somewhere with a liquor license, like a bar or restaurant, to minimize your liability in alcohol related incidents.

Contact The Schwab Agency for all your Texas insurance needs. With 20 years of insuring people like you, they are well equipped to keep you safe during your Colleyville Thanksgiving. You will not have to worry about this holiday season if you are insured by The Schwab Agency!

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