Throwing a party for kids involves so much – sending out invites, decorating the party venue, preparing food, planning games, and activities. You want to make sure fun is printed all over the scene that you may have completely omitted all about planning for safety. With little children in attendance, it’s extremely important to put the safety on top of your planning list for kids’ party activities. Use these tips to help elicit good time minus all the ingredients that can spoil all the fun.
Serve Choke-Free Munchies. Choking is considered one of the major causes of death in children aged five and below. Choking is usually caused by eating certain types of food that eventually lodge in the throat, blocking air to pass through. To prevent any choking accident happening in your kid’s party, avoid serving hard, round, firm, smooth, sticky and gooey foods. This includes nuts, seeds, dried fruits, popcorn, hot dogs, grapes, marshmallows, and gum. Cut food items into tiny pieces manageable for little children to munch on. Encourage children to sit down and refrain from talking while eating, instead of allowing them to run around with food in the mouth. Instead of serving bottled sodas, opt to make your own soda instead. That won’t be hard to do with your own soda-making machine. You can go online to search for top soda makers for the money, with reviews to boot, so you’ll know which brand you should go for.
Create a Safe Play Area. Looking after your own kid can be a nerve-wracking game, much more with a handful of his league running loose in the party zone. Your kid’s visitors are inclined to be more adventurous exploring a different environment. Take your childproofing skill to a level higher to make sure that your place becomes a safe setting for kids’ party activities. Install mini-fences to lock kids out from dangerous parts of the house such as garage, kitchen, basement, pool, and stairways. Keep away sharp objects, chemicals, fire hazards, portable appliances, and breakable objects. Check the party area for holes, water sources, and other spots that can pose as potential hazards.
Provide Safe Toys. Providing safety measures extends to allowing your tiny guests to play only with safe toys and craft materials. Avoid handing out minuscule toy articles such as marbles, puzzles, assembled toys with button-sized parts, and the like. Spare yourself from stress and anxiety by not allowing the kids to use playthings with sharp and projectile parts such as dart guns, water pistols, or bows and arrows. Wear your party safety hat on when deciding on the type of favors to give out. Send off the children safely with age-appropriate toys and goodies.
Stay Alert. You’ve fallen victim to the sneaky tricks of your tot. Make sure it doesn’t happen when there are lots of similarly sneaky kids under your care. Whether they’re licking ice cream, hand painting a craft, or playing some kid party activities, don’t let your eyes linger off away from them. If there’s a need for you to attend to some matters, ask another adult to watch over the kids and to call a halt when mayhem ensues. If you’re renting some party equipment for kids to bounce around, ask the company to provide staff to supervise and implement safety policies regarding proper use of equipment.
Safety does not usually occupy the top priority in planning a children’s party because no one wants to think of kids parties as dangerous. But, as everyone says, it’s better to be safe than sorry so you can use these safety tips to make your child’s day truly special and trouble free.