What do you do when a Guest had too much to drink at Thanksgiving?

You are hosting Thanksgiving Dinner – and you suspect one of your Guests is intoxicated?  What do you do?


  • It is best to talk to your Guest in private
  • Suggest calling a cab or Taxi for your intoxicated Guest

  • Suggest the Guest spends the night in your Guest bedroom
  • Or suggest calling a family member to pick them up 
  • It is best not to embarrass the friend; and don’t share the information with others
  • Have a plan, just in case
  • Never let a Guest leave your home intoxicated



About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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2 Responses to What do you do when a Guest had too much to drink at Thanksgiving?

  1. Bev says:

    Hi Lori,
    Many years ago, a prominent businessman in our community left a holiday party after having too much to drink. Everyone at the party knew he was intoxicated; someone had even taken away his keys. Unfortunately, he became too belligerent and grabbed the keys. He took off from the home and within less than five minutes, changed two families’ lives forever, not to mention the extended families. He killed a mom in the other car who had just left an early family Christmas celebration. Over ten years later, he sits in jail, but two young kids lost their mom…senselessly.
    Thank you for your wonderful posts…as we begin the holiday season, I hope those who read this will think twice before getting behind the wheel after drinking…or allowing anyone else to do the same.
    Wishing you and yours a safe and blessed holiday,

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