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. Here are our best ideas:
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.
Look at this cute alternative to a regular tree! We know it can be hard to stray from your standard pine, but if you’ve got 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 this tree idea and more at Quarters 1.
Here’s another alternative to a regular Christmas tree, and we think this looks pretty chic! Just remind the kids no climbing.
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. Additionally, you could just steal this idea and cut your own snowflakes, or buy them here for about $5.
Does the Grinch live at your house? We bet your kids would love it if they thought he did! Check out this cute idea, and let their imaginations run wild.
Other Quick Ideas:
- Make your bathroom festive with this snowman set.
- Something different than your average Christmas lights.
- 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!