At this time of year, being the designated driver can be both a blessing or a curse. Whether it is by necessity or choice, buying soft drinks, mocktails or alco free beers can all add up to just as an expensive night as one on the booze but you get the joy, usually, of ferrying your drunk mates home after the Christmas Party. Yay.
In a bid to drastically cut down the amount of drink drivers at this festive time of year, many City Centre bars are now adopting the Designated Driver scheme.
Have you ever had friends descend on you with no notice and you need to pull out some guest-friendly snacks and drinks for entertaining? You are desperately trying to scrabble out of your pyjamas before they arrive yet you need to be the hostess with the most-ess. How about a last minute dinner invite, all the shops are shut and you can’t buy flowers or chocolates for your host? I’ve been there!
If this has happened to you, don’t panic – I have a few tips and tricks for you!
Newcastle has always had a bit of a reputation for being a great night out – it’s got a huge range of fab nightclubs and bars with a Northern price tag. Known to many as the setting for the eponymous Geordie Shore, there’s so much more than just fake tan and cheap vodka. It’s a city brimming with history, art, and easy access to the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. If you’re planning a stag do in Newcastle, you won’t be alone, as it’s one of the top 10 destinations in the UK. Here’s some ideas to get you started.