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Bathroom Baskets: Emergency Essentials for Your Event

When hosting large events Sophie suggests creating baskets of toiletries for the rest rooms.

With wedding season upon us, I thought it might be a great time to bring up one of our little-shared party secrets: the bathroom basket! Lest you think I’m suggesting setting up a miniature basketball court in the loo, let me explain that a bathroom basket is basically an emergency kit for any and everything that could possibly happen during an event. Ladies, how many times have you arrived at a party only to discover that an unexpected guest has tagged along as well? (I am referring to that lovable “Aunt Flow” as my friend Pati calls her -- otherwise known as the beloved period.) This is where the basket shines like a beacon in the night, calling all those with blisters, broken dress straps, and headaches to its loving wicker arms.

A bathroom basket example|sophie-world.com

If you are nervous about items like needles, safety pins, and medicine being available to small (and not-so-small) hands, you can simply set up a little sign in the bathroom instructing anyone with a need to come to the coat check (or other assigned area) where they can find the basket on display.

Here’s what I suggest including in your basket...
What to include in your bathroom basket|sophie-world.com



  • Aspirin, Tylenol, Aleve (I’ve learned that certain people can only take certain things, so it’s best to have all three on hand)
  • Clear nail polish
  • Nail clippers and file
  • Hair spray
  • Brush and comb
  • Bobby pins, barrettes, clips, elastics
  • Rubber bands
  • Static cling spray (or dryer sheets)
  • Lint brush
  • Deodorant
  • Breath mints or spray
  • Baby powder
  • Stain remover pads
  • Band-Aids
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Burn cream
  • Quality safety pins
  • Small sewing kit
  • Eye drops
  • Earring backs
  • Tampons and pads
  • Antacid tablets (Tums, Pepto Bismol, etc.)
  • Benadryl or some form of antihistamine
  • Hand lotion
  • Dental floss picks
  • Wet wipes
  • Q-Tips
  • Cough drops

The thing about being prepared in this manner is that it saves any last-minute scrambling or having to send someone out during an event. It just gives a little piece of mind to a hectic day. However, you should cater the basket to your needs and your location, as every event is different.

Bathroom tray|sophie-world.com

This also may seem like a lot of stuff, and it is! If you want to do something a little more basic, just make sure to have aspirin, band-aids, safety pins, duct tape, and W-D40 (because, as they say: if it moves and it shouldn't, fix it with duct tape, if it doesn’t move and it should, use the W-D40).