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    Got big party plans? Before you go completely wild consider our top ten birthday party tips that will guarrantee your Big Day is remembered for all the right reasons:

     

    Best Friends

    If your child has a best friend make sure they can come on the date you are planning for the party before you go ahead with bookings and invitations. The day just won't be the same without their best friend.

     

    Involve the birthday party child in the planning

    If your child is old enough, sit down with her and offer a few suggestions for the birthday party theme - to avoid disappointment perhaps write down the options you are prepared to invest your time and money in and then let her choose from the list. Don't ask your child to come up with the party plan because tears may follow when you say no to a petting zoo on your apartment balcony.

     

    Plan, plan, plan ~ and then plan some more

    Plan what party food the kids are going to eat, what party games they will play and what to give to each child when they leave. Start collecting party paraphernalia a couple of weeks prior to the big day and store it all in a plastic tub so it's easy to access when party time arrives.

     

    Guest list

    Keep track of who you've invited to the party, as well as who has RSVPd and any special requests. Big is not always best - don't get trapped into inviting everyone your child has ever known. The rule of thumb is that the number of guests should be the age of your child plus one once your child is aged three and over. If you are planning party games make sure you invite an even number of children so no one is left out. Older children handle bigger groups better than younger children.

     

    Invitations

    Order personalised invitations six weeks before the party. Send out invitations at least three weeks ahead of time. Many venues provide invitations so make sure to ask if you're holding the party away from home.

     

    Timing

    Weekend parties are better for younger children and family can attend too, while older children will enjoy an after school party, if you can manage it. They love spending all day in anticipation of going home together, plus your party won't clash with Saturday sport. If you are planning a Sunday party, keep in mind some people attend church in the morning.

    The time of day you choose to start your child's party depends on whether you want to serve a party meal or cut straight to birthday cake. If serving a meal, start the party between 11.00am -12.30pm or 5.00pm - 6.30pm. If you plan to serve cake only, have your party two hours before or one hour after traditional meal times so your guests won't arrive or go home hungry.

     

    Venue

    Home parties are generally less expensive than hired venues and you are free to hold the party at whatever time suits your family and guests. Venues, on the other hand, can be exciting and make your job a lot easier.

     

    Menu

    If you want to serve a small meal, keep the party food offerings simple. Familiar snacks like pizza or sandwiches work well and can be turned into special party food by using cookie cutters to make star-shaped sandwiches or heart-shaped pizza. If parents are dropping off children at the party, be sure you know about any food allergies. It's best to avoid anything with nuts (including peanut butter sandwiches) because so many children are allergic to them. Or order in to save time.

     

    Games

    Sometimes old-fashioned party games work best for the youngest children. Pin the tail on the donkey and musical chairs are exciting for four-year olds because they may be discovering them for the first time. Six year olds may like more challenging games like Treasure hunt or pinata. Older children will be ready for simple crafts like making ribbon wands or making party poppers.

     

    Present opening

    Do you or don't you open presents with your party guests? Opening presents after everyone has gone home is much less stressful (there is no one to hear your child announce he or she doesn't like the present) and you are less likely to lose bits and pieces if you are on hand. It is also a wonderful way to end a day that may well have been filled with both laughter and tears. If you open presents after everyone has left, it's nice to send thank you notes. Ask your child to tell you why they loved each gift and include it in the note. Some editing may be required.

    If you would prefer your child to open gifts during the party, ask guests to place them either on a table or on a rug on the floor and once all guests have arrived the birthday child can open together. Allocate a person to help open the presents with the child and assist by sticky taping the cards with the gifts as they open them.

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    Wow it is nearly time to reveal our new website and my tummy is filled with butterflies. It's a combination of excitment and nerves. It has been so much fun putting it together and I can't wait to share it with everyone. I'm so proud that I have been able to achieve my goal for the business and design this website. So many hours have gone into designing and setting up this website and the best part I did it myself!!

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    This year I wanted to do something extra special for my son's year 1 teacher as she is truly amazing.My son and I decided to make her a present and show her how much we think she is special. It was also a lot of fun doing it together

    Materials (and Ingredients)

    - A mason type jar with lid
    - A large bag of M&Ms
    - Card stock and ribbon for embellisments
    - Quote printed on paper

    How to

    1. Wash out your mason jar.  Make sure its perfectly dry before you start putting any M&Ms in it!

    2. In separate bowls, sort the M&Ms by color.  The reason for the big bag is that you will notice there are a lot more of some colors than others.  I had brown, orange and blue as my most prevelent colors.  I barely had enough red.

    3.  Layer the M&Ms in the jar being careful not to jostle the jar too much.  You want to try to make a uniform layer if you can....its actually quite hard to do.

    4. Put the lid on and embellish the lid with your cardstock, and tie on with ribbon.

    Here's the quote you may want to include if you'd like:

    Green is for the inspiration you give me each day.

    Blue is for your patience in showing me the way.

    Orange is for your warmth and caring style.

    Yellow is for the way you always make me smile.

    Red is for my life that you have touched this year.

    You’re a very special teacher just like this jar, that’s clear.

    You place knowledge in our children’s hands

    and melt into their hearts and lives forever.

    You’re a "Magnificent" & "Marvelous" teacher

    Thank you for being my M&M.

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    We’ve picked out some of our favourite outdoor party games that are essential for any proper birthday party. Guaranteed to get littlies into fits of giggles, perhaps even hysterical excitement and best of all, they burn off lots of energy meaning they’ll be wonderfully weary by the time they head home. Bliss!

    1. Piggy in the middle

    This is an all-time favourite game that can be played outside in the park, field or back garden (age 4+). Three players line up in a row and the two outside players throw the ball to each other, while the middle one, the ‘piggy’ tries to intercept it. If the piggy intercepts the ball he then swaps places with the player who threw it and that person becomes piggy in the middle. Encourage children to roll the ball as well to give the ‘piggy’ a chance.

    2. Wheelbarrow races

    Mr Strong will love this one, as will any tot with strength (5+). Players get into pairs and one acts as the ‘wheel’ the other the ‘barrow’. The ‘wheel’ lies on the ground with his arms stretched out straight and the ‘barrow’ picks up his ankles to form a ‘wheelbarrow’. On the word ‘Go!’ the wheelbarrows set off to the finish line, but if any arms or legs collapse on the way they must start from the beginning again. The first wheelbarrow to cross the finish line is the winner.

    3. Grandmother’s footsteps

    This is a great game for younger players (3+) and involves an element of excitement. The aim is for players to creep up on ‘grandmother’ without her spotting any movement.  One child (or adult helper) is ‘grandmother’ and stands with her back to the children, who all line up side by side some distance behind her.  Whilst Grandmother’s back is turned, the children creep up slowly towards her. Every now and again she will suddenly turn around and the children must stop moving. Any that are caught in action have to go back to the start again. The children must continue to creep as close as they can to her and the first child to touch Grandmother’s back without her noticing is the winner.

    4. Three-legged race

    Players get into pairs and standing side-by-side tie their inside legs together with a scarf or rope at ankle level to form ‘three legs’. Each team lines up on the starting line and on the word ‘Go!’ walk or run together by moving their joined-legs forward followed by their own free leg in unison. The first pair to cross the finishing line wins.

    5. Hot Potato

    You can play this catching game with a ball, potato, chestnut or even a water bomb (if you dare!) Players stand in a circle with one ‘hot potato’ between them. The first player picks up the ‘hot potato’ and throws it to another player who must catch it and pass it on. If a player holds the ‘hot potato’ for too long or drops it then he is out.

    6. Egg Throwing

    This is another throwing game but this time using an uncooked egg. Players get into pairs and each pair is given an egg. Each pair lines up opposite each other forming two long lines. They start throwing the egg back and forth to one another and being extra careful not to drop or crack the eggshell. After each successful catch the pair moves a step further apart. If the egg cracks in their hand or cracks on the floor the pair are out. The winning pair is the one that successfully throws the egg between them the furthest distance apart.

    7. Stuck in the mud

    A great game to burn off lots of energy, (age 4+). Nominate one player as the ‘baddie’ while the others are all on the same team. The baddie has to catch the other players by tagging them. If he/she succeeds that player has to stand still with his legs and arms wide apart ‘stuck in the mud’. He is not allowed to move until one of his teammates crawls through his legs to free him. If a player gets caught in action trying to free someone they too become ‘stuck in the mud’. The game continues until all the players are stuck in the mud or until the baddie runs out of steam!

    8. Water relay race

    Divide the players into two teams and mark a start and finish line. Place two jugs full of water at the beginning (one for each team) and two empty jugs at the end. Fill up two plastic cups with water and give it to the first child in each team. On ‘Go!’ they have to race against each other and walk or run to the finish line holding his/her cup of water trying not to spill too much water. Once he/she has poured it into the plastic jug, they run back and hand the cup to the next player who fills up the cup and does exactly the same. The winning team is the one who finishes first with the most amount of water left in the jug.

    9. French cricket

    One player is the batsman and everyone else is fielding. The fielders take it in turns to bowl the cricket or tennis ball to the batsman whose aim is to hit the ball without the ball touching his legs. If the ball touches the batsman’s legs he is out and the fielder who bowled the ball is the next batsman in. If the batsman hits the ball and a fielder catches him ‘out’ he also has to swap with the fielder.

    10. Treasure Hunt

    Whilst no one is watching, hide lots of chocolate coins or other edible ‘treasure’ around your garden or outside space. Make some of them quite easy to find for the younger players and others harder so as to make it more challenging for the older ones. Hand each player their own party box or plastic cup to collect their treasure in and let them loose to find as much treasure as they can. The winner is the player who finds the most treasure.

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    By three years of age, it's party animal time! Your child is learning to be social, and will be able to play cooperatively for a short time with other children. If he attends playgroup or childcare he'll have a small circle of friends, with perhaps strong preferences and dislikes. It's important to take these preferences into account.

    Understanding your three-year-old

    Thankfully, the two-year-old tantrum stage is calming down by now. However, this is when possessiveness over toys really kicks in, and quarrels with siblings are common. The key to party success will be very careful planning, and ensuring all beloved possessions are kept locked away from other children. Ask your child to choose some things to be put away safely before the party starts and explain that the rest are for sharing with the guests.

    Who to invite

    Your child may want to help you design some hand-made invitations -- this can be a bit of fun quality time with stickers, coloured pens and card! The more colourful and fanciful the better -- try using sequins and material oddments such as ribbon, lace, velvet and felt to create fun designs. Alternatively, opt for themed, ready-made bought invitations.

    If your child attends playgroup or childcare, they may wish to invite more friends than a child who is mainly at home -- they will know who, but limit it to 10 or 12. Some people recommend that the amount of children should correspond to the child's age - so, 3 guests for a 3-year-old. It is worth thinking about whether your child is happy in large groups, or better with a small group of close friends.

    It may be an idea to ask the nursery or playgroup leader who your child seems to get along best with. Try to keep guests all roughly the same age. Sticky name labels may be useful if you have a number of guests -- when the going gets noisy, children respond better if addressed by name!

    Getting the timing right

    For three-year-olds, morning parties still work best, though an afternoon party is fine it it's not too late. Try and find out if your guests still have afternoon sleeps. Parents may have other children to collect from school, so after lunch may be a good time. Or opt for a weekend. An hour to two hours long is ample party length.

    Games and activities

    It may be time to consider a children's entertainer -- they are expensive, but good value, allowing you time to enjoy the party rather than feel exhausted. Personal recommendation is best -- you'll probably have a choice of local clowns or magicians, or even a puppet show. Many entertainers offer balloon modelling and a live pet rabbit visitor to add to the fun, or perhaps face painting. Children will probably manage half an hour of entertainment activity at most before needing a break. Have contingency plans in case the entertainer doesn't arrive or is late.

    Children also really appreciate their parents organising and being involved in some fun. Games wise, try Musical Statues, Pass the Parcel, Mummy Wrapping (in which the children wrap willing volunteers up in toilet roll -- the best mummy wins), Follow the Leader and other active, but short, games. Some entertainers will organise the games for you. This age group can't cope with too much competition, so traditional games may need to be adapted, or even fixed, to give everyone a chance to win something at some point. Have a big bag full of small, cheap, fun prizes.

    Choosing a venue

    Home is still a good bet for a group of three-year-olds, but they will be energetic and take up a lot of space. Consider a different venue, such as a local playground, church hall, sports centre, or an entertainment centre with loads of suitable soft play equipment. A park with a fence and a greta playground can cut out the need for much in the way of activities. Hiring a centre is an expensive option, but often provide a party leader, party bags, food and play -- the whole package -- so you can sit back and enjoy. Check whether you will have private use of the facilities, or will have to share with the general public -- sharing can make supervision a nightmare for this age group.

    What food to serve

    Children eat very little at parties so don't overdose on food: anything small, bite-size and attractively colourful works well. Display savouries first, sweet things later, to encourage balance. Try cherry tomatoes, cheese cubes, cucumber and carrot sticks, seedless grapes, popcorn, cartons of juice with straws, mini sandwiches, sausage rolls, crisps and iced biscuits. Try to avoid gooey cake which gets squashed in party bags and becomes only fit for doggy fodder when it reaches home!

    Choosing a theme

    Three is an age of make believe, and dressing up will appeal, so a fancy dress party is a great idea. Many themed party items are available and some companies provide themed party packs mail order. Opt for a character, such as Bob the Builder, or something more general, like pirates, fairies or cowboys, and decorate the room to match the theme. Themed party packs tend to arrive in sets of eight.

    You can make almost anything a theme and should suit the personality of the birthday child. It may be a favourite colour, toy, sport or activity.

    If you're pushing the boat out, the current 'must have' is a pinata. These paper models, filled with trinkets and/or sweets, come in all shapes and sizes. If whacked hard enough they burst open to release the goodies inside and a mad scramble ensues as the children gather them up. They're not cheap, at about $30 each. For 10 children, a pack of pinata busters, toys for filling, pinatas and blindfolds could easily add up to $150! A balloon drop is much less expensive, but great fun at home time and will create a party to remember. Party supply companies can provide themed party packs, pinatas, balloon drops and more.

    The party bags

    Your three-year-old guests will be starting their pre-school activities so may well enjoy smiley pencils and erasers, stampers, mini puzzles and high-bounce balls. Helium balloons are another nice going home present and canisters of helium are surprisingly cheap to hire.

    Choosing presents

    Your three-year-old will be moving towards slightly more sophisticated pre-school skills. Art and craft activities will be well used, a play tent, tape recorder, tool kit or simple games and puzzles will intrigue your child now. As always a book is a long-lasting present and a CD of music or stories can give loads of pleasure.

    Top tips for a successful party

    • Once one three-year-old mentions a trip to the toilet, they all tend to follow. Have adult help at hand for buckles, zips and fussy fastenings which may adorn relatively unfamiliar party clothes.

    • Have some spare clothes in case of accidents during the excitement.

    • If any parents are leaving their child, ensure you have telephone numbers.

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    Whatever you’re wrapping, from scooters and train sets to dolls houses and skipping ropes, here are some fun and playful ways to wrap your presents. Spend some time being a little creative with your wrapping and you’ll be surprised at how fun and easy it is. 

    Colourful ribbons
    These don’t have to be expensive and children won’t really notice whether you’ve chosen velvet or organza ribbon! Choose fun ribbon that matches your wrapping paper and if you are using curling ribbon don’t forget to pull the ribbon between your thumb and scissor blade to get some great curls.

    To achieve a perfect ‘bow’ the present really needs to be a box shape or have hard edges. Wrap a long piece of ribbon around the box lengthwise, and then twist the ribbon at lengthwise seam to wrap it around the box width-wise. Turn the box over so that the seamless side is facing up and tie the ribbon in a neat bow. Trim the excess length so that the bow sits neatly and curl the ends if necessary.

    Fun gift tags
    You can never have too many gift tags around the house but look out for some fun shaped tags that children will love. You can also choose shapes that fit with the birthday theme such as a blue star for a space party, pink flower for a princess or fairy party and red circle for a farm or circus party. Attach your gift tags to the centre of your bow.

    Gift boxes
    The great thing about gift boxes is that it makes wrapping all those awkward shaped presents much easier. If the box is quite a bit bigger than the gift, lightly scrunched up tissue paper works well as a base and you can then add more tissue paper to the sides to make the box feel full. Choose colourful tissue paper that matches the box and add a sprinkling of glitter or star confetti to give some extra glamour. Tie a neat bow around the box using ribbon and attach a little gift card. Children will also love reusing these gift boxes to store their other presents and favourite possessions.  Keep an eye open for some fun shapes such as star or heart shaped gift boxes.

    Gift bags
    Some presents are particularly awkward shapes to wrap so why not loosely wrap in tissue and pop into a colourful gift bag? Stuff the top with some more fun tissue paper, ideally in a different but complimentary colour, so the bag looks fun and full. For small gifts or cupcakes, little organza sacks or fabric party bags with a drawstring tie are a luxurious alternative to normal party bags and a fun keep-sake for after the party.

    Comics & Magazines
    For something a little bit different, you can wrap your child’s presents using their favourite comic paper or magazine. This looks really fun and colourful and is a great way to wrap your pass-the-parcel prize. It also means you can save the better quality paper for other presents.

    Wrapping Paper
    For a child’s birthday party, the wrapping paper has to be eye candy and full of colour. If you are having a themed party, choose wrapping paper that fits with the theme. Party Pieces have lots of great wrapping paper designs and they work well for pass the parcel games too. Box shaped presents are much easier to wrap and ensure the folds are crisp etc. Remember to measure the paper properly, so you don’t have too much excess, making it easier to handle and fold. For the sides, make sure the paper extends beyond the edge of the present but that it’s shorter than the height of the sides.

    Scissors and Sticky tape
    Sharp-bladed scissors make life much easier and allow you to cut the paper in one sweeping movement. Remember to use the scissor blades to curl curling ribbon or trim the ends of silk ribbon into a neat ‘v’. Use transparent tape and get yourself a desk-top tape dispenser, which is ideal if you have lots of presents or layers to wrap, such as in pass-the-parcel.

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    Most children love foods that are colourful and sugary, however a sweet overload will only result in them bouncing off walls, before crashing into a grumpy heap. When planning the party tea sneak in plenty of healthy, high-energy snacks to sustain their mood swings.

    1. Try to avoid refined sugars that raise blood-glucose levels too quickly. Things like sauce, salad dressings, fruit juices, fizzy drinks,white bread and sweet confectionary are all party food culprits.

    Natural sugars such as fruit, vegetables, milk and dairy are much better.

    2. Stick to slow-burning carbs that are high in fibre, such as wholegrain bread or pitta, vegatables and oats. This will keep them satisfied for longer and sustain their energy.  Boys won’t even notice their tasty barbequed or grilled chipolata sausage is
    served in a small wholemeal roll rather than white if you make it tasty enough. Fill the roll with a creamy avocado spread (mashed avocado and lime), lettuce and tomato slices.

    3. Transform healthy snacks into something colourful and appealing. A fruit platter is perfect for this with a yoghurt dip but try and keep the skins on things like apples and pears that are full of fibre. If you slice them thinly, children will hardly notice they are on. Other high fibre fruits that are tasty with skins on are plums, grapes, peaches and nectarines and frozen grapes are also delicious (just pop them in the
    freezer for a couple of hours beforehand)

    4. Fruit juices are often packed with sugar so why not dilute them with water as children won’t notice the difference. Alternatively make a fresh juice or smoothie using fresh fruit, juice and ice.  Blend colourful fruits such as watermelon or mango with ice to make a colourful ‘slushy’ party drink and add a slice of fruit to garnish.
    For something creamier, add low fat milk or plain yoghurt to berries, bananas and mangos. You could even make ‘smoothie lollies’, perfect for a summer birthday, by storing your liquid mixtures in the freezer until ready to serve.

    5. Get creative by mixing up the different breads such as wheat, rye and raisin bread to make things a bit more interesting and use cookie cutters to turn what might seem boring brown bread sandwiches into fun shapes.  Add lots of colourful ingredients, lettuce, tomato, avocado and low-fat cheese spread to add appeal.

    6. Dried fruits and nuts are also great snacks so look out for things like mini packs of Sunmaid raisins, which are perfect to pop into party food boxes. You can always sneak in some healthy dried fruit into some homemade mini muffins or flapjacks too, just be creative with your party food planning.

    7. Raw vegetables are great for sustaining energy and so long as you cut them into finger sized sticks then children will love eating them and dipping them into something delicious. Colourful sticks of celery, peppers, carrots and cucumber are great for this paired with an avocado dip (mashed avocado and lime) or mashed butter bean dip. If you don’t have time you can buy a ready-made reduced fat dip from the supermarket.

    Other good veggies include colourful chunks of sweet potato which you can incorporate into your party food as fillings or toppings.

    8. Homemade food is far better than packaged food as you have more control of the amount of sugar that is inside. Packaged food is often packed with sugar and other hidden sweeteners such as honey and syrup. Try to make as much of the party food as you can, particularly with drinks, cakes and savoury snacks.

    9. Remember to be creative with your party food and plan in advance. Think of healthy ingredients such as fruit and vegetables but keep colour in mind so that it appeals to children. You can add ‘touches’ and ‘toppings’ of chocolate and sweets, as a birthday is a special occasion after all, but just keep it to a minimum. Fun garnishes and accessories such as drink umbrellas are enough to keep the healthy stuff fun!

    10. Children love cake and cupcakes and you can’t get away with not serving these at your party tea.  Healthy alternatives include banana cupcakes or freshly-grated carrot cake and top these with a low fat cream cheese frosting. If you are using a packet cake mixture, add a handful of blueberries to a vanilla sponge. Decorate your cakes with lots of colourful fruit to make it appealing, for boys, bold fruits are best such as blueberries, cherries and grapes and for girls strawberries and raspberries have their appeal.

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    Between inviting, shopping, cooking, cleaning, decorating and gift-wrapping, birthday parties and other social events require a tremendous amount of energy, time and creativity. Sometimes the clean-up involved with having a party becomes a deterrent to the cause.

    We have put together some tips to help you enjoy hosting parties over and over again with an easy, regimented strategy for eliminating most of the clean-up involved before the day is through.

    Stop the Mess Before It Starts...
    Perhaps the easiest way to reduce the mess made during your parties is to "uninvite" the mess itself.

    • As you plan the party menu, think about the end result of serving colored punch instead of clear juice or handing out mini pizzas instead of chicken nuggets. Making food choices that can help alleviate disasters can really make a difference at the party's end.

    • Have a whole set of bonus goodies available as rewards for kids who help clean up before they leave. Give a treat for cups and plates that are picked up, trash that is collected from the ground and spills that are wiped up. While you'll still be doing plenty of cleaning, there'll be a bit less to do and you'd be teaching kids a valuable social skill.

    • Instead of allowing guests to use your cups and glasses, have an alternative theme for the party. Place ice in a cooler, give out sports bottles as party prizes when guests arrive, and be sure they know the bottles are theirs to keep. This reduces waste due to forgotten cups and removes cups and glasses from the list of items to clean up later.

    • Use paper plates and plastic utensils to reduce the number of items that would need to be cleansed. These throw-aways make clean up go much quicker and save on water and soap.

    • Keep napkins and paper towels available for unexpected spills and messy hands.

    • Select food based on ease of clean-up. Finger foods are a lot easier to prepare and clean up, requiring less silverware as well. Cookies and small pastries are also better because their crumbs are less likely to get ground into your carpets than cakes, cupcakes and brownies.

    • Use paper tablecloths to catch spills and crumbs. Throw them away at the end of the party.

    • Remind guests to bring their own towels for swimming and pillows and blankets for sleeping over if necessary.

    • Forget showing off those pretty floors and carpets to the grownups. Instead, cover any floors kids will have access to with oil cloth or tarps. Be sure to tape everything down at the edges to avoid having children trip on corners. When the party is over, you can simply move furniture aside, carefully roll up the tarps and take the whole crumby mess outside.

    Keeping the House Itself Clean...

    Prevention is often the best method of preparation, so think of the most difficult places to clean after a party and do whatever you can to keep those places clean.

    • If the day's weather increases the chances of mud coating your carpets, steps and floors in general, ask guests to remove shoes or at least leave floor mats by each door to the house so they can wipe their feet.

    • Strategically place bins around the house where people will easily find them. Keep one within sight near eating areas so that paper plates and napkins find their way to the trash bins. Keep a trashcan in sight if guests will be outside as well - "highly visible" is the best policy.

    • If desired, to make clean up a bit more fun for guests, attach a small basketball hoop to the trashcan and ask that guests only "shoot" non-messy pieces of refuse.

    • Put a floor mat or a layer of newspaper below the trashcan as a spill precaution.

    • Set up plastic bins labeled for each different kind of recycle - cans, glass, plastic, etc. Guests will be more encouraged to dispose of their garbage and empty containers when they know where to put them.

    • Be sure your guests know whether you have a garbage disposal or not.

    • Do not wait to the end of the party to clean up - clean as you replace food items. If you notice some empty plates on your way to the fridge, toss them in the garbage as you pass.

    • Encourage guests to throw out trash and recycle.

    • Host outdoor parties when the weather permits.

    Hope these tips can help with your next party, event or function.

     Fairy Regards


    Fairy Belle xx

     

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