Simple Tips to Clean Up After Your Child’s School-Group Birthday Party

Working moms trying to strike a work-life balance will find these tips extremely helpful. Throw a fun and exciting party for your child without worrying about cleaning up later.


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Planning a birthday party for your kids is no child’s play. You want to make it memorable and put in your best to make it special. But is the thought of cleaning up after the party making you anxious? Let’s face it, kids are messy and you’ll probably have double your usual work after the party. But let that not deter you from having a fun. 

Here are some helpful cleaning tips that can reduce your workload drastically. 

Tips for the Party

1) Use Disposable Cutlery

It is wise to use disposable cutlery to serve your guests. If you are environmentally conscious, there are eco-friendly options available in the market. 

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2) Set a Kid-Friendly Menu

Save your carpet and sofa from food spills. Win over your little guests with finger foods such as pizza, chips etc. These are a big hit with kids, and the chance of food spilling on your furniture is low.   

3) Keep Kitchen Rolls Handy

Arm yourself with kitchen rolls and paper towels. So, in case of accidental spills, you can swiftly spot-treat them.

4) Keep Your Sharp Cutlery Out of Reach

Ensure that you keep your sharp cutlery out of the reach of children.

Tips for Cleaning Up After the Party

1) Start as Soon as Possible

The earlier you treat stains, the easier it is to get rid of them. 

2) Fill the Trash Bag

Collect all discarded paper cups, tissues, plates and decorations like confetti, balloons etc. and put them in a trash bag.

3) Clean Your Crockery

Clear your ceramic plates and serving plates of leftover food. Keep them in the kitchen sink for washing carefully. 

4) Vacuum Everything

Once you’ve cleared the mess, vacuum your carpet, sofa and curtains in the party room to get rid of food crumbs. Mop the floor to remove any surface stains. You can make a mopping solution by mixing 2 tsp. of liquid dishwash in ½ bucket of lukewarm water. You can try using Vim dishwashing liquid for this.

Enjoy your child’s birthday party without any worries.

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