🧃 Hosting an adult-friendly gathering with kids
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Kristen Muir

Kristen Muir

🧃 Hosting an adult-friendly gathering with kids

Everything you need to remember to host a fun gathering with kids and adults, including our favorite wine recommendations plus how to cook and host as a family.

10 tasks and reminders

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  • 🧃 Make your guest list & send invites

    Think about who you'd like to invite and how many kids will be coming. Paperless Post Flyer makes it easy to share a great looking invitation via text: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingwithkids_kidinvites

    • 4 weeks before
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🧃 Choose your wines to serve and order online

    There are thousands of specialty wine retailers online that ship nationally. Explore curated collections and discover great wines on Pix. https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingwithkids_winesuggetions

    • 6 days before
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🧃 Plan your menu

    Depending on the type of event, you'll want a main course with a few side dishes or finger foods. Either way, ask your guests for their dietary restrictions or make sure there's something for every diet. Plan on having easy snacks and finger foods available to the kids at an early hour (5:00pm suggested). Look for recipes that can be prepared ahead or even include your kids in the process: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingwkids_zestymenu

    • 5 days before
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🧃 Assign guests dishes to bring

    If you'd like your guests to contribute, beverages, desserts, and ice are great items to outsource. Another idea would be for guests to bring extra kid snacks/juice boxes.

    • 5 days before
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🧃 Choose a dinner activity

    Planning a group activity during dinner is a fun way to get everyone engaged. Here are a few easy ideas to play around the dinner table: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingwithkids_dinneractivity

    • 4 days before
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🧃 Make your shopping list

    In addition to what you'll need to cook, don't forget day-of essentials like cocktail napkins, paper towels, throw away wine cups, etc.

    • 3 days before
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🧃 Pick up specialty items and take the kids on a field trip

    Local farms provide the freshest produce and are often a great experience for kids. Is there anything seasonal and local you can support on the menu? https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingwithkids_localproduce

    • 2 days before
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🧃 Put drinks in the fridge & begin preparations

    Make sure wine is chilling if needed. Can you start chopping or organizing your ingredients with your kids in advance?

    • 1 day before
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🧃 Pick up groceries & flowers

    Shop in-person if you have time. Trader Joes is one of the best shops for kids. Or order everything online if you don't. Instacart delivers most major grocery retailers: https://link.joinarrange.com/hostingwithkids_groceryshopping

    • 1 day before
    • 9:00 AM
  • 🧃 Put drinks in the fridge & begin preparations

    Make sure wine is chilling if needed. Can you start chopping or organizing your ingredients with your kids in advance?

    • 1 day before
    • 9:00 AM
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