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Engagement Party: How to Avoid (or Deal) with Your Champagne Hangover

Parties are fun and no doubt if you are throwing one to celebrate the arrival of spring or your engagement, you might just over imbibe. Champagne the celebratory drink of the masses is just a devil. It is easy to drink, hard to say no to, and you can leave you with one hell of a hangover.

So in case you don't stick to drinking PartySugar's fruit juice mock champagne, you might end up a wee bit hungover. In fact, it is believed that women are more likely to experience hangovers than men. Here are a few tips on avoiding as well as dealing with them (hangovers - not men).

At the Party

  • Don't eat sweets, since champagne is already high in sugar. So the less sugar you eat, the less intense the hangover should be.
  • Once you have started drinking champagne, stick with champagne (or wine). Remember - Bubble before liquor, never sicker.
  • Eat!!!! Food in your stomach slows down the body's absorption of alcohol.
  • Take it slow. Try to drink one glass of champagne an hour.
  • Drink water throughout the party. Just fill that glass with "bubble" water and alternate with champagne.

To find out what you can do before going to bed

Before Bed

  • Drink water!!!! Dehydration is a major component of the hangover.
  • Take 2 ibuprofen tablets, to help diminish the headache and body aches that accompany a hangover.

The Morning After

  • Once again drink water and take some more pain relief.
  • Drink juice - fructose, such as honey or fruit juice, may help your body burn the alcohol faster.
  • Take a nap with your fiancé...your hangover just might be gone when you wake up (time is really the only true cure).
  • Physical activity (wink - wink, nudge nudge) can help your body burn through the excess alcohol by eliminating the toxins by sweating.

I sure do hope these help and I sure do hope you had some fun.

Join The Conversation
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I have never figured it out why wine and champange give me the worst hangovers as well but I drink liquors and beers and not have a problem (besides feeling bloated the next morning). Speaking of which, I'm dealing with a hangover right now. I learned how to Tango last night :)
Marci Marci 10 years
Excellent tips. Champagne gives one of the worst hangovers. Groan!
wiggle wiggle 10 years
I love champagne...but when i drink it soley it must be an early night for me. I think it is the sugar crash.
nycgirl nycgirl 10 years
I've gotten to the point where I skip champagne entirely and go to wine! (I'll pick up a glass to toast, etc, but won't drink it)
KayFritz KayFritz 10 years
I always drink plenty of water, before, during and after and I use the bathroom a lot during the night to flush everything out, and I have never had a hang-over ::knock on wood::
BeeMoney BeeMoney 10 years
Bread before bed will cure your head! I always eat a slice or too of toast, 2 full glasses of water, and two Tylenol (although the Tylenol is bad to take when drinking).
lindalikesyou lindalikesyou 10 years
Physical activity does help the hangover run its course. Although, I usually engage in running to get rid of it :] I also heard that taking Tylenol and/or Advil before bed is a very VERY bad idea, however the reason why is escaping me at the moment. What works for me is if I force myself to drink enough glasses of water equivalent to the glasses of alcohol I had that night. I avoid drinking coffee the next morning (or anything else with caffeine in it since that substance makes your body even more dehydrated) and, weird as it may seem, eat a tomato. It works every time.
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