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How to host the perfect play date!

How to host the perfect play date!

 

A play date can be both very exciting, yet very nerve-racking for the host! Of course, all parents want their children to make lots of lovely friends, but many dread the thought of hosting a large play date. To give you a helping hand with this daunting experience, we have created a list of our top tips for hosting the perfect play date!

 

1.) Set a Date With a Clear Start and Finish Time

 

This is important so that everyone attending is clear when the play date is taking place. This way no one will miss out, due to getting the date/time wrong. It will also allow you make sure you have plenty of time to prepare. We recommend the play date lasts around two hours. Any longer than this, then you risk the children becoming restless or tired.

 

2.) Who To Invite

 

Some play dates involve just the children, but you run the risk of having 10 children running mad around your house. We recommend inviting a parent along with the children, especially when hosting your first play date. This is particularly advisable if the children are little. This is a great opportunity for parents to catch up and share notes too. It is also important to consider how many people you will be inviting. We recommend starting with a maximum of five families, and then you can always invite more the next time.

 

3.) Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy Tidying

 

If you have 5 children coming round to play, the chances are that the house will get very messy. Decide which area of the house you want the play date to take part in. Some parents find it easier to have a rule saying no one upstairs. We recommend just giving the rooms you’ll be in a quick hoover before your guests arrive and it may be a good idea to move any fragile or precious items away.

 

4.) Food Should Be Simple

 

By all means you don’t need to make a sit-down meal, however picky snacks always go down well. Make sure you have some healthy, yummy snacks for the children if they are hungry, and maybe some juice to drink. For the adults, a cup of tea and a few biscuits will do just fine!

 

5.) Toys

 

One of the key factors of a play date is the toys/activities you have for the children to do. Make sure you have age-appropriate toys out, so there is something for everyone to play with. Have a look at our great range of toys for something a little extra special! If you are worried you can always ask each child to bring their favourite toy that they would like to play with.

 

6.) Set Up an Arrival Activity

 

When the children arrive, we would suggest having some games/toys out, for them to play with first. This will help the children all settle in and feel comfortable in the new environment. Have a look at our top 5 things to make and create for some fun ideas!

 

7.) Have Fun!

 

At the end of the day, kids just love to play. Try not to worry too much. It is exciting getting adults and children together for a couple of hours, so just enjoy the play date!

 

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Extremely easy-to-use site and the lowest price on the web for this item at the time of purchase!

Extremely easy-to-use site and the lowest price on the web for this item at the time of purchase!

Good company, good delivery, easy to use website. Very good product, bought a garage for a 3 year old, easy to assemble and very sturdy. would recommend and will use again

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Lovely selection of toys which are very well priced. My order was processed within an hour of ordering and delivery was super quick

Lovely selection of toys which are very well priced. My order was processed within an hour of ordering and delivery was super quick

Good service,fair pricing and prompt delivery..

Good service,fair pricing and prompt delivery..

This was my third time purchase with Toy Street and again its shopping experience and delivery arrangements were highly satisfactory. I was looking for different small toys as birthday presents of my daughter's classmates (party time!), and I was able to fulfill my daughter's 'instruction' of her classmates' preference when choosing the toys. I am happy with Toy Street.

This was my third time purchase with Toy Street and again its shopping experience and delivery arrangements were highly satisfactory. I was looking for different small toys as birthday presents of my daughter's classmates (party time!), and I was able to fulfill my daughter's 'instruction' of her classmates' preference when choosing the toys. I am happy with Toy Street.

Bought for my youngest son's birthday. Wanted it for a while. Very good value for money. Swift delivery in excellent condition. Very happy

Bought for my youngest son's birthday. Wanted it for a while. Very good value for money. Swift delivery in excellent condition. Very happy

Easy website, good offering, good service.

Easy website, good offering, good service.

Very pleased with the service and communication from the store. You made a little boys birthday very happy with this item thank you.

Very pleased with the service and communication from the store. You made a little boys birthday very happy with this item thank you.

Came promptly, order was correct, couldn't ask for anything more

Came promptly, order was correct, couldn't ask for anything more

Lovely soft and colourful toy only thing was the date of birth was told it was 8th march but is 2nd April as that is why I ordered it for my daughter's birthday so a bit disappointed

Lovely soft and colourful toy only thing was the date of birth was told it was 8th march but is 2nd April as that is why I ordered it for my daughter's birthday so a bit disappointed

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