Holly and Marni show how to have the perfect playdate for your children. Great tips for keeping the kids happy until it's time to go home!
-You're watching Parents TV, our families, our lives. -Hey, It Moms. Many of you guys have been doing playdates for years. But with my daughter, 3, and I have another one on the way, playdates are becoming more and more common in my house. Well, whether your new or old to playdates, we've got some great tips to help you have a successful one and not leave you exhausted cleaning your house for hours afterwards. The kids are upstairs. So, let's go get started. -Come on. Let's play. -Something I like to do to prepare my little hostess for a playdate is to talk a little bit about sharing and how to make her little guests feel welcome. However, we have 4 3-year-olds in this house. So, we're not expecting great things. -Okay. Great. -I know. I know. -I got 20 bucks on my head. -So, Kelly, sometimes, you gotta know that girls like to get their way. -Because they're sick. [unk] -That's okay. We can go on with something else. -Distraction is the way to go. Winner's an altercation. -Holly and I thought it would be important to keep the activities more and more interesting as we go along in our playdate to maybe get them away from the last activity. And a craft that involves frosting and eating is always the good tip. -Little tip is not to lick the spoon and then put it back in the bowl. And it's just the tips. -Okay. So, everybody, are you ready? We're gonna go on a leaf hunt. We are gonna find the red ones, the yellow ones, green ones, brown ones and purple ones. And we're gonna just run around and look for leaves. You're ready? Go! Let's go! Everybody, move out! Move out! Move out! Move out! Move out! Go! Move out! Move out! And just for a second. -Can we take this? Can we have that? -No, I got to have that. -Okay. So, I read somewhere that giving kids something to take home makes them excited about going home and that, in turn, makes me excited. I love creoles. Creoles are like sweet. I got leaves at this party. My 9-year-old [unk], gave us leaves at this party. -A great way to get everybody settled down before their moms arrive is to read a story. So, we're gonna start with this book here. And then, afterwards, we're gonna be going home. So, this is your 5-minute warning. Let's see if I can get you this in 3. 7 ducklings in a row. Count these ducklings, how they go. Slipping, sliding, having fun, 7 ducklings, 6 plus 1. -Oh. Yehey! We did it! You're going home! Kids, you're going home! You're free! You're free. -Okay, It Moms. Well, today, we've attempted to give you some tips on how to make your playdates fun and little smoother. I don't know how successful we were, but the kids had fun. Our house is not a total mess and we survived. -Yes, we did. -Now, we're gonna go make dinner. -Will you make my dinner, too? -I'll make your dinner. -Thank you. -Bye, It Moms! -Bye, It Moms! -Thanks for watching Parents TV, our families, our lives, your new video source for parenting.