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Children at a Party

the host

You are hosting a party, but don't want guests to bring children. When extending the invitation, ask if the guest can get a sitter for the night of the party so that they can come.

If children show up to an adult-only party, prepare a place for them with paper and pencils to draw, give them snacks, or find something for them to watch on television.

guests with children

Leave children at home unless they are specifically invited.

Do not allow your child to roam around unsupervised.

Bring toys.

Set a time limit for the visit.

hosting with children

If your children are young, hire a babysitter to watch them.

Plan activities - like videos.

entertaining and pets

Never just show up with a pet or ask whether you may bring a pet along on a visit.

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- , Editor, Etiquette Scholar

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