Eight Party Tips

Putting together a stylish and entertaining party for both kids and adults doesn’t have to be a headache. With these clever hacks, kids can have fun and parents can relax.

Fitted Sheet = Tablecloth
Gone are the days of watching your flimsy, plastic tablecloth blow away in the wind. A fitted twin sheet will stretch over a plastic centerfold table with ease. Plus, you can toss it in the washer and use it repeatedly.

Sand Buckets = Snack Servers
Skip the breakable bowls and platters, and serve snacks in colorful, inexpensive pails that kids will love. You can even send them home with tiny guests after the party for easy clean-up.

Inflatable Pool = Drink Cooler
Keep drinks ice-cold and easy to access by filling up a baby pool with ice and your guests’ favorite beverages.

Mason Jars = Bug-Repellant Luminaries
Whip up a few of these luminaries to keep mosquitos from crashing your party. Make It: Place 2 lemon slices, 2 lime slices and 2 sprigs of rosemary into a Mason jar of water, then add several drops of citronella, lemon or lavender essential oil. Top with a floating candle, light and enjoy.

Shepherd’s Hook + = Utensil Wrangler
Let little ones serve themselves by wrangling utensils into buckets hanging at kid level.

Party Hats = Treat Cones
Corral larger snacks, like donut holes, cookies and pretzels, in adorable, kid-sized party hats.

Mini Mason Jars = Pre-Mixed Drinks
If you usually end up playing hostess rather than enjoying the party, do yourself a favor and make your guests’ drinks ahead of time. Simply make a batch of different drinks and display them in Mason jars over ice. Guests can serve themselves, then chill out with a delicious beverage.

Flag Frame = Paper Towel Holder
Use a garden flag frame to keep paper towels handy and easily accessible for little ones.

I hope these tips help make your next party fun and sucessful!