Who said parties have to leave you with bloat and a hangover? There are many different, fun ways to celebrate and “party” that don’t involve any regret the following day. Whether you have a birthday coming up, are looking to have a house warming party, or you just want to host a few of your bff’s, here are 5 ideas for throwing a fun, healthy party!
Who said parties couldn’t have a little fitness involved? Why not host a yoga party or take your friends on a hike up to a mountain for a picnic? There are so many ways to get outside and host a “party” while staying active and healthy. You can even hire party buses to take you to your excursion or bike there as a group. Either way, why not combine a party with fitness? (Obviously skip the liquor for this one!)
Skip Sugary Drinks
Sugary beverages are a major culprit for bloat, weight gain, and hangovers. Instead of offering sugar-packed soft drinks, opt for something lighter yet refreshing like sparkling water, such as IZZE. Not only is it delicious, it’s low-calorie and low-sugar. IZZE is also USDA organic certified and made from triple filtered mountain spring water, organic fruit, natural flavoring, and organic cane sugar. It only contains 1-2 grams of sugar per 12 oz. bottle, so it’s the perfect tasty alternative to traditional flavored beverages. IZZE has also rolled out 3 additional, delectable flavors: Blackberry Pear, Mandarin Lime and Raspberry Watermelon. Yes, they are as delicious as they sound and they’re affordable at just $1.29 per bottle or $3.99 for a 4-pack.
Delicious, low sugar, organic, affordable, refreshing; there really is no reason not to replace sugary drinks with IZZE every day!
Serve Healthy Carbs & Protein
Serving whole grains and protein is not only hearty and filling, but it can also help prevent hangovers for your guests. Foods like whole grain bread, brown pastas and rice, lean proteins like chicken and fish, and legumes help soak up alcohol in your body. (Yes, this is why some people eat an entire pizza after going out for a night!) We understand some people like to throw back a few at parties, but eating plenty of carbs and protein along with cocktails can really help fend off a hangover the next morning. It could be the difference between waking up OK and feeling hungover.
We can’t deny we love potato chips and anything with butter and garlic, but we know it’s not doing us any favors health-wise. One thing we know about people is that they will eat whatever is in front of them. If you give them only healthy options like fresh fruit, nuts, veggies and hummus, they will eat it if that’s their only option. So, skip the junk food and only serve up nutritious snacks.
As the saying goes: early in, early out! The earlier you start, the earlier people can get home and get a good nights rest. Raising the roof till 4am isn’t exactly conducive to a healthy, productive day -especially as we get older. Try hosting your parties earlier, either during the day time or starting around 6pm or 7pm. Many people are ready to wrap it up by 10pm, and at that point, you may be ready to call it a night as well and hit the sack by 11pm. That Sunday morning 8am Pilates class? No problem! By starting your parties early, you’ll be rested and ready to take on the next day.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.