7 tips for kid-proofing your house when hosting a children’s party
Here’s how to host an awesome children’s party, while keeping your guests (and your home) safe and sound.
1. Put out the welcome mat
Place welcome mats outside (and inside) the front door to catch dirt before it makes a lasting impression on your carpets and rugs.
2. Keep kids safe
Scan your medicine cabinet and put any potentially dangerous ones out of reach. Consider moving all medications to a bathroom that won’t be used at the party.
3. Keep your valuables safe
Move valuables, rugs, antiques and fragile items in a locked cabinet or in a room with a door that won’t be used at the party.
4. Put candles away
The only candles that should be lit at a kids’ birthday party are the ones on the cake. Keep your candles for your next adult gathering.
5. Keep a fire extinguisher handy
Just in case those birthday candles get out of control, be prepared with a fire extinguisher.
6. Protect your furniture
Cover your wood tables with tablecloths to protect them from condensation from cups and accidental spills. And toss a throw over any stain-prone upholstered pieces.
7. Be prepared for messes
Face it–things can get messy! Hide a Tide to Go stick or some Shout Wipes in a basket in the living room so you can easily swipe any spills before they become stains.