Decorating for the Holidays with Children
We all know how difficult it can be to decorate your home for the holidays without someone messing it up. Whether it’s your kids or your pets, there IS a way to decorate without creating tons of new toys for them! Check out these ideas to create a perfectly celebratory and cozy house without any mess and without any danger.
Decorate Your Place!
Alright so we’re looking to avoid things that can easily be knocked over, torn down, or shattered. First of all, check out some of Nina Hendrick’s ideas on her blog. Not only is her home beautiful and charming, many of the things she lists there are durable and childproof. Here are our best ideas:
Now, time to check out these cute alternatives to traditional trees! We know it can be hard to stray away from your standard pine. If you have pets, it can be a nightmare keeping them off of that thing. Eventually, you’ll end up cleaning needles and ornament shards every other day. You can find these tree ideas at Quarter 1 and Bloglovin.
There’s even this creative idea of turning the corner of your wall into a Christmas tree—perfect if you don’t have much room in your house.
If you are a fan of cheap and simple decorations, this pillow cover is a no-nonsense way to say happy holidays!
Also, you can get your family name engraved on it for that special touch.
These adorable countdown blocks work well because if a child or pet decides they simply must knock them over, it’s likely time to switch the day anyway!
Fill your windows with snowflakes and mistletoe! This is a cute, family-friendly idea that you can use for more than just Christmas. You can either make your own or buy them (they’re very easy to find in stores and online around the holidays).
Other Quick Ideas:
- Make your bathroom festive with a snowman shower curtain or a Santa Claus toilet seat cover.
- Want the candles without the hazard? Try these beautiful fake ones!
- Snowman kitchen handle covers – cute and useful!
- Go big or go home with this adorable penguin lawn piece!
There are tons of ways in which to decorate for the holidays. We are always trying to keep our children in mind when we make changes, so hopefully these fun ideas will give you a good starting ground for your Christmas decorating either for this year or next. Let us know if you think anything should be added to this list, and as always, stay tuned as we continue the 12 days of Burgmas!