Halloween is just around the corner and besides a good, deep cleaning, it’s important to keep these items on your Halloween party list to stop worrying at the 11th Hour and have a great time!
First of all, you need to define all the activities you want to do at your Halloween Party. Wanna play a drinking game? Wanna go Trick or Treatin’? Having a themed party? All those things need to be mapped for two main reasons: To know if you have all the materials required for the activity and if your place has all the infrastructure to host it. Remember: NEVER play Beer-Pong in a small apartment. Your neighbors and future you will be forever grateful.
As stated above, now you have mapped your party activities. Do you have all the decorations and consumables for your party? Let’s put it this way: If you’re going for a Vampire-themed Halloween party, some guests dressed as werewolves can kill the mood. Trust us on this one, we’ve read the Twilight Saga enough to know that.
Now, keep in mind that if you’re going to host a little soireé, you have to treat your guests with refreshers and appetizers. The bigger the party, the larger the service you’ll need. Maybe consider a B.Y.O.S (Bring your own stuff) approach. That doesn’t mean you’re being cheap, it really means that you want your guests to be as comfortable as they can be with their tastes and dietary requirements; just make sure to state it in your invitation.
Dietary requirements, that’s a spooky term you can avoid easily, just make sure to ask your guests away and plan accordingly. Request the allergy list or food restrictions to have a menu that keep your guests happy.
Learn to prepare a couple of drinks. Include cocktails and alcohol-free beverages to appeal to everyone’s taste. Try them in advance so you won’t miss the mark during your party; remember: ALWAYS drink responsibly. The guests’ safety lie upon the host, so you need to be alert at all times.
Lastly, make sure to have an SPOOKTACULAR time and enjoy yourself with your guests! Don’t worry of the post-party cleaning. You can always give us a call and we’ll make your home look as if you’ve never had a party.
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Every year we have a couple of seasons where allergies can be a drag, but… Do you know exactly what are allergies and how to avoid them?
When someone has a harmful reaction to some substances or agents that are harmless to most of us we can talk about allergies and these agents are called allergens. The most common allegergens can be pets, polen, ticks, mould and some food.
It’s important to know that every single substance can be a cause allergic reactions, in some cases physicians have documented allergies to jewelery made of gold, or blood itself, for example. Even though they’re incredibly uncommon.
Usually allergies can cause symptoms like:
Nose and/or eyes swelling.
Difficulty breathing, resulting in asthma.
Whenever the allergens enters the body, the reaction happens and they trigger an antibody response, realeasing histamine. Sometimes that reaction is way too severe and immediate medical action is required; but for mild allergic reactions we can consider medication such as nasal sprays or Antihistamines; but sometimes prevention is your best tool.
One of the most common allergies is related to dust-mites, so we highly suggest a deep cleaning at the very beginning of each season, specially during spring and fall, when some allergens are present in the environment.
If you want to learn more about allergies, you can check it out at the CDC website, and remember: Always make sure to take a physician’s opinion.