Skip to main content

You Need To See These Top Tips For Hosting A Successful Play Date!

When your child decides they want a friend over after school, you can often end up going into panic mode. It’s hard enough to sort everything out in the afternoon for your little one, let alone another kid or two! But a playdate can be a really fun and social event for your child. Therefore, here’s some top tips for hosting a successful play date!

Make sure you get the parent's contact details

If you have decided that it’s okay for your child to have the kid over, make sure you find out who the parent is at the school gates. You will need to discuss the idea of having them over, and who will be picking up and dropping the child off after. It’s vital you get a phone number for them, and address, even if they are picking the child up after. You never know what could happen, and therefore, you need their details for an emergency. Also, it would be good to discuss what activities you are planning to do with the kids, just in case they have any strict views. Also, check if the child has any allergies or conditions which you need to know about.

Keep them entertained with activities

Before the child arrives, you should decide which activities you will be doing to entertain your child and their guest. It might be fun to do some crafts or even some cooking with them both. Or they might just have a good time playing with their toys. Here’re some more ideas for activities if you are stuck. If the day is sunny, you could head outdoors as there is a lot they could do out there to keep them busy. Trampolines always go down well for more than one child, and you can check out the best trampoline here. Or you could even have a game of cricket or football to entertain them!

Provide them with food

Children love to eat, and a vital part of a play date is eating some food! Even if they are not staying for tea,  as discussed here, you should provide some snacks such as popcorn, or fruit to keep their moods up. If you decide to cook some dinner, make sure you buy all the ingredients in advance, and ask the parent of the child what they like to eat! And don’t forget to check up on them while you are cooking.

Don’t clean before

Your house is bound to get messy when you have a child over to play. Therefore, you should only give the rooms a quick tidy before they come over. As this article discusses, you can shut the doors to any messy rooms if the parent is picking them up after. You will only end up tiring yourself out by sorting everything before, and then doing it again later!

Remember, the most important thing is that your child and their friend have a lot of fun. So don’t stress too much, and they will receive an invite over there before long!


Popular posts from this blog

Top Tips for Moms Taking Online Degrees

  Online degrees can often be the best option for moms who want to get back into education due to their flexibility and the wide range of subjects that there are available for them to study. However, online degrees are not always plain sailing, and to make sure that you can get the grade that you deserve, read on for some top tips for moms interested in taking online degrees.  Choose the Right Degree Choosing the right online degree is vital to your success. Picking a subject that you are passionate about and that you have a natural talent for will ensure that you can breeze through your course and ensure that you have the motivation to continue even when you do struggle. If you are looking for an online degree that is perfect for moms, a Bank Street Early Childhood Leadership certificate can help you to advance your career in teaching, build upon your previous qualifications, and allow you to get a career that can be easily juggled with the commitments of parenting.  Balance Family a

Liquid Chalk spray! Chalk Idea #7

Last week we tried out the fizzing sidewalk chalk- click here to read that review. This week it is liquid chalk spray.  They are a bit similar but yet different.  Here is how to make it: Supplies: 1 tsp. washable tempura paint 1 cup of hot water 1/2 cup of cornstarch squirt of dishwashing liquid 1 squirt bottle- I found them at the dollar store 1.  Add cornstarch to one cup of hot water whisking to mix so that there are no clumps. 2.  Add one teaspoon of washable tempura paint and a quirt of dishwashing liquid.  Mix well. 3.  Pour it into your squirt bottles and shake well. 4.  Go have fun!!!   This kept my daughters attention much longer the the fizzy chalk last week.  I also think this was easier to work with and just more fun in general.  I love seeing the chalk wet but then to see it dry.  I think it dried darker so it was fun to see the changes.  :)  Ready, Set, Go!  Have some fun! She is my little model... she kept saying "take my picture mom." She is like her

Toddler Rainbow Craft for St. Patricks Day

St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly.  I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos.  Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you.   This was a super easy one for those little hands.  I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting.  The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper.  EASY, but they enjoyed it!  :)  It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge!  :)   I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!