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Simple Tip: Decorate the Bathroom

Creating a soothing and inviting bathroom that is clean and pleasant smelling is essential to any party's success. If you have a disgusting bathroom it won't matter how amazing the food is, guests will only remember the gross bathroom. Here's how you can take your bathroom from every day to party day:

  • Start by cleaning it. Wipe down the mirror, clean out the sink, and wash the floors.
  • Hang fresh towels or stack nice bathroom napkins near the sink.
  • Make sure its stocked with essentials: toilet paper, tampons, Advil, Kleenex, etc.
  • If you don't want your guests to use or see something, put it away in a safe, hidden place.
  • Add a lush flower arrangement and light-scented candles.
  • Set up an ipod with soothing music or turn a radio to the classic music station.

How do you make your bathroom a welcoming space? Share your tips with us below.

OChottie OChottie 9 years
lol, me too fuchsia :cocktail:
tiffanyfuchsia tiffanyfuchsia 9 years
Now I want to have a party, just so I can decorate the bathroom :)
weirdy weirdy 9 years
I think the small stones at the sides of the sink with the flowers adds a nice touch.. minus the wine glasses.. The rocks at the sink is a definite no no for me.. Scented candles is a good idea.. i also always have extra supplies neatly tucked in a cupboard in the bathroom.. Clean towels is also a must for me..
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 9 years
This is fierce! Practical or not, I LOVE IT! I'm going to do this the next time I have a party!
MsMO MsMO 9 years
I think the champagne might be soap. I for one love the ideas.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 9 years
oni1 oni1 9 years
all great ideas, cleanliness is a must. but i personally would skip the rocks in the sink because i want everything that needs to go down the sink-down the sink, not stuck between rock crevices. I had an experience when someone got ill in the sink because she couldn't make it to the toilet so the less dramatic the cleanup the better. if your bathroom is small its nice to have an automatic air freshener tucked high in the corner, if not, leave a pretty reed diffuser or decorative container of potpourri jewels out.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Candles would be really great. I never thought about the music but that would be cool. Making sure you have enough toilet paper, hand towels and soap is really the most important thing.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
The bathroom was at the Taste 2008 party.
CoronaLove CoronaLove 9 years
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
My bathroom has some nice stones and seashells.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
What a nice idea!
Advah Advah 9 years
Great ideas! And I'm with Geek - not long ago I went to a dinner at a friend's house, and there was a scented candle in the bathroom; I was surprised at how nice it made the room look (and smell)!
littlegreenleaf littlegreenleaf 9 years
Lol I wanna try the rocks for my July 4 party. Maybe a little candle or two as well.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
hrm... being male and living on my own, i've never bought tampons. like, ever. And I don't intend to begin just in order to throw a dinner party. I'll buy the food. I'll buy the wine. I'll buy napkins and glassware and ice cubes. But I'm not buying the tampons. Maybe next time I throw a potluck, I'll put those on the list for people to bring.
pennylela pennylela 9 years
im all for having the bathroom be clean, but that looks sort of stupid.
Tech Tech 9 years
I always light a candle, because it makes the room smell great and masks any party guests' *ahem* smells, but more importantly, when the light is off, it creates a great ambience for people passing by or on their way in and out. Oh, yes, and flowers! I had a party a few months ago and did both of those things, and someone told me I had the most charming bathroom she'd ever seen. It's totally one of the best compliments I've ever gotten!
VennieB VennieB 9 years
bekbork, i think the tampons are just a considerate thought for anyone who may have forgotten their own or had a "surprise"...
Angelica Angelica 9 years
This is a fab party idea, per usual partysugar!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
That's what I was gonna say Yellow...sometimes you're unprepared for the pesky period... ;)
yellowbanana yellowbanana 9 years
Has anyone tried putting rocks in a sink like that? Does it work ok? It looks very pretty, but judging from the flowers and glasses of wine it may not be practical. I agree that guests SHOULD supply their own tampons, unfortunately accidents happen sometimes and it's nice to have supplies available. Candles are always nice, but I agree that could become dangerous. Music and flowers would be very nice.
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
I know about the candles that is why I suggested those flamesless ones so you can have a great feel to a room but not be worried about ur house burning down.
bekbork bekbork 9 years
Tampons? IMO, the guests should supply their OWN tampons. Maybe I'm just wierd.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
I'm not wild about lighting candles in light-traffic areas. As for music, that also seems a little much. And the flowers in the sink in that photo? Also over the top. But then again, I'm a guy.
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