Hosting a Hygienic Kids Disco Party
As we head into the cooler months, we welcome snuggly jumpers, wooly socks for disco sliding down the hall and cups of tea by the fire! Unfortunately though, it can be a time we often ‘welcome’ some unwanted nasties that tend to hang around during cold and flu season! Rude, because we don’t remember inviting them to the party!
Here at Kids Disco Parties we have a few handy tips to help keep it clean and ensure the nasty bugs don't spread during your disco party.
1. Upon Arrival..
When your guests arrive, initiate safe greeting practises through promoting pats on the back, silent high-5s or a sweet dance battle!
2. Before we start...
It's essential to have hand sanitiser or offer a place to wash hands at the beginning of the party and prior to consuming food and drink. Supervise the washing of hands encouraging the use of warm soapy water for 20 seconds. A great opportunity to practice singing 'Happy Birthday'.
3. Did someone say snacks?
When planning party food, rather than having share plates or communal bowls consider food options that make it easy to serve as individual servings. This limits germs sharing, and means no one will take your last slice of pizza (double bonus!). When serving ensure you use tongs and wear gloves (just in case it's you carrying the nasties).
4. Let's eat the snacks!
Before eating promote hand washing. Ensure all opportunities to consume food and drink are kept to specific scheduled break times. This allows you to remind party goers to wash their hands prior to eating. It's also best practice to cover all food outside of eating time.
5. If you gotta sneeze...
Remind guests to cover their mouth if they sneeze or cough using their elbow. If this particular move is done on the dance floor, you can turn it into a cool move! Left elbow, right elbow, left el.. sorry, I just imagined a sneeze routine and it was AWESOME. This gives everyone a chance to learn that cool sneeze dance move for more epic dance floor battles upon your return! Remember also to put any tissues straight into the bin, and sanitise after!