How to Hydrate During Holiday Parties

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How to Hydrate During Holiday Parties


As you gear up for your favorite holiday parties — whether you’re throwing a corporate Christmas party or inviting friends and family over for a home celebration — Arizona IV Medics wants to help you celebrate more healthfully and safely.

As everyone knows, holiday parties usually involve alcohol and can get a little rowdy at times. What if you could have the peace of mind that your coworkers or friends were getting the hangover treatment they need right away? No one would wake up sick or disoriented, and you’d be able to receive IV hydration therapy right in your own living room or office.

How to Stay Hydrated During the Holidays

Here are four holiday hydration tips to help you enjoy the holidays — and maybe remember them — a little more:

1. Skip the Sugary Desserts and Sweet Cocktails

Like alcohol, sugar is processed through the liver and can cause dehydration, making hangovers worse.

Skipping the sweets and sugary cocktails like Mai Tai’s, sweet martinis and daiquiris will go a long way in helping you stay hydrated during holiday parties.

2. Make Some Fun Infused Water Recipes

If you’re hosting a party, offer infused water beverages in addition to the cocktails being offered. Some of our favorites are:

  • Honeydew, Cucumber and Mint
  • Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Mint
  • Lemon, Blueberry and Rosemary
  • Strawberry, Basil and Lemon
  • Raspberry, Mango and Ginger
  • Orange, Blackberries and Ginger
  • Kiwi, Watermelon and Lime
  • Pineapple, Coconut and Lime

3. Drink at Least Eight Cups of Water a Day

Remember to drink water before, during and after parties to replenish the fluids that alcohol depletes. Your body needs at least eight glasses of water a day — and let a pitcher do the counting for you.

4. Drink One Glass of Water for Every Cocktail

Drinking one glass of water for every cocktail can help prevent the dehydration that accompanies a night of drinking. Water helps flush the alcohol out of your system, so having an extra glass before bed will increase your chances of avoiding that post-holiday party hangover.

The Effects of Dehydration: Why You Should Stay Hydrated

To say it’s important to stay hydrated is an understatement. While a 2% decrease in our body’s water content can impair cognitive performance, a 10% drop may lead to significant health concerns such as musculoskeletal impacts, immune stress, cardiovascular strain, digestion complications and more.

If your hydration levels drop more than 10%, you can experience even more severe complications and even death. Early signs of dehydration include:

  • Headaches.
  • Cramps.
  • Cravings.
  • Depression.
  • Irritability.
  • Anxiety.
  • Fatigue.

As an essential nutrient in the body, water:

  • Strengthens the body’s natural healing process.
  • Flushes toxins and removes waste.
  • Cushions joints and bones.
  • Regulates body temperature.
  • Enables cellular hydration.
  • Transports nutrients.
  • Enhances oxygen delivery to cells.

Spread the Joy of Hydration

In-home IV therapy from AZ IV Medics makes an excellent gift for friends, family or coworkers to help ease holiday hangovers! Our Myers’ Cocktail IV hydration package is a popular choice for those in search of quick and effective hangover relief. A Myers’ Cocktail includes magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin B12, vitamin B complex, glutathione and saline.

Book an IV Therapy Session for All to Enjoy Today

An IV drip is a safe and effective way to get the vitamins and minerals you need — all from the comfort of your own home. Choose from various in-home IV therapy options to re-hydrate your body after holiday parties.

Or, customize any of our treatment packages to alleviate hangover symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, dry mouth or excessive thirst, fast heartbeat, muscle aches, headache, dizziness, irritability, trouble concentrating and more.

You can count on the knowledgeable team of paramedics and nurses at Arizona IV Medics to assist you in choosing the IV hydration package that best meets your needs.

If you live in Flagstaff, Lake Havasu, Tucson, Scottsdale, Sedona, Peoria, Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix or other major regions throughout Arizona, feel free to book an in-home IV therapy session for the whole family to enjoy today. Discounts and add-ins can be applied at the time of the appointment!

Last Reviewed by Matt Heistan on December 1, 2020.

Matt Heistan
Matt Heistan
Matt is the CEO of AZ IV Medics. Matt has over 15 years of experience in the emergency medicine field. Matt attended Westwood High School, Scottsdale Community College, and the University of Maryland where he received a BS in Psychology. Matt is a 10-year USAF veteran and has been an EMT since 1999. After separating from the USAF, Matt was hired by the Peoria AZ Fire Dept. where he has worked as a Firefighter Paramedic for the last 10 years. Matt is a life-long athlete, from college football to powerlifting, to Crossfit, to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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