We are right in the middle of the holiday season and many people are getting ready to invite family, friends, and coworkers over to their home for holiday festivities. This leaves the hosts with one big decision to make: Should kids be invited to the party?
The decision to have an adults-only party or a family-friendly party is ultimately up to you. The main appeal of allowing kids at your holiday party is that parents won’t have to find a babysitter, making them more likely to come. However, it is possible that your parent friends would love a night away from the responsibilities of parenting and would enjoy letting loose a little bit. If you do choose to invite children to the party, there are a few ways to do so while ensuring the adults have a fun and stress-free night.
Here at Kountry Cuties, we are proud to be your source for trendy and unique children’s clothing online. And as parents (and grandparents!) ourselves, we know a thing or two about involving children in holiday parties. Keep reading to learn a few tips on how parents and kids can enjoy the party.
Create A Kid’s Section
While little children shouldn’t be left completely unsupervised, having a kid’s section that is out of the way can keep the kids entertained and allow the parents to mingle. This area can include video games, board games, coloring books, and toys for the children to play with. If you have a basement or a bonus room, you can put on a Disney movie and cover the ground with blankets and pillows so the kids can sit back, relax, and unwind for a little bit.
Hire A Group Babysitter
Chances are that one of the guests you’ll have at your party has a teenage kid or two. Frankly, teenagers typically don’t enjoy these parties as much as grownups do and usually spend the evening bored, so why not make their time a little more enjoyable by employing them to keep the little ones entertained? Choose one or two teens who are up for the challenge and give them a fair wage to corral the little ones and keep the peace for a few hours. That way you can enjoy your party without worrying about what all the kids are up to.
Put Away Breakables And Dangerous Items
Of course, while parents are mingling, chances are that a few curious kids will wander the house. If you have any breakable or valuable items within reach, consider moving these to a closed bedroom or a high location. Additionally, if you have any items that could be dangerous to an unsupervised kid, such as pepper spray that you keep by your bed, an electric bug zapper, or medicine that is not properly locked up, be sure to take care of these things before the guests arrive.
Let Kountry Cuties Help You Throw A Memorable Holiday Party!
While we can’t help you pick out a babysitter or decorate your home, we can make sure your kiddo is the best-dressed little one at the party. Shop our collection of trendy and unique children’s clothing online today, including our kids formal dresses that are perfect for holiday parties!