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Can you believe that we are officially in the big Holiday season! Right after Halloween, I begin prepping my home for Thanksgiving. I host a big Thanksgiving dinner every year. You may say that hosting every year is a big undertaking, but I went to BJ’s to help with my holiday prep! Hosting Thanksgiving in our family comes with two very important traditions.
First, you must have a lot of delicious food for dinner…and I mean A LOT! When you look at a holiday feast hosted by a Latina, you’d probably think that the food would last weeks. My husband was not prepared for a Latin Holiday feast our first Christmas at my parent’s house. He ate before arriving at my parent’s house and tried to take a bit of everything instead of a full dinner portion. My mother went right behind him and added another 2 portions to his plate! You just can’t arrive at my mother’s house with a full belly. I tried to explain it to him, and he didn’t get it.
He’s never eaten before dinner again. 🙂
The other tradition, which is so much fun, is that at least two family games must be played after dinner. We have played everything from charades to Family Feud. It’s so much fun and a perfect way to make holiday memories.
Hosting family and friends this holiday season involves prepping several areas of the house for a big dinner and game night. However, my best holiday prep tip is one that takes babies and toddlers into consideration and may be one you haven’t thought about yet.
Baby/Toddler diaper changing areas!
Yes, amigos. This tip comes from my own experience as well as that of my family and friends. I have had multiple guests who have forgotten to bring diapers or some aspect of their changing bag to holiday gatherings. I have even run out of diapers in the middle of a holiday gathering! You are so worried about arriving to your host’s home on time or having your holiday feast be perfect that diapers slip your mind. I have done it plenty of times.
Enjoy the family traditions instead of stressing over diapers by making portable diaper changing areas for you and your guests. You can stock up on a lot of your holiday needs by heading to BJ’s. I shopped the Kimberly Clark brands of products at BJ’s, which made it much easier to prep my home for the holidays. Kimberly Clark brands at BJ’s have everything from baby products to bathroom necessities in bulk and make it easier to do all your prep ahead so you can enjoy your family time. Right now, BJ’s is offering FREE 60 day memberships until 12/31 (available here)!
To make your diaper portable changing area, you’ll need:
1. A box of Huggies diapers ( I used Huggies pull-ups as my guests have children in pull-ups.)
2. 1-2 baskets
3. Huggies baby wipes
4. My printable diaper changing sign
Assemble 1-2 diaper changing baskets by placing the diapers and wipes inside of the basket. It is best to place your diaper changing area in your guest/powder room where it can be easily accessed as well as somewhere in the location where you will be hosting. We have one diaper changing station set up in our family room since most of our entertaining takes place there.
Be sure to inform your guest that you have a diaper changing station or supply basket by framing this printable holiday diaper changing station sign. Simply print out the image below and cut to your frame size. How cute!
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The sign also helps when family members volunteer to change your little one while you are tending to the turkey. I opted to have two changing areas and also placed supplies in our guest bathroom/powder room.
Now guests can enjoy all the delicious food and play all the games they want without stressing over diapers or where they will change their baby/toddler.
How do you think the Kimberly Clark brand can help you prep for the holidays? Let BJ’s ease some of your prep work this holiday season. Check out the great selection of Kimberly Clark products and other ideas on how you can prep for the holidays with Kimberly Clark products at BJ’s website. Be sure to share your favorite with me in the comments.
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