This post is sponsored by Glad® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Pink Party Torture Test
I will easily admit that I was the perfect mom… right up until I had children. Nothing quite prepares you for the reality of parenthood and just how difficult – and messy – it really is. And while I am quite proud of just how well I DO keep it together, I know that I couldn’t do it without a whole lot of grace and a few secret weapons.
Recently I got to put one of those secret weapons to the test at my daughter’s birthday party. Let me first say that anyone who thinks the “birthday mess” ends at toddlerhood with the smashing of the birthday cake has obviously never had a living room full of little girls.
My daughter’s favorite color since birth has been pink so we headed up to Walmart to grab everything we needed for this “pretty in pink” party. We went all out with pink cups, plates, decorations – even the food was pink!
In addition to all of the pink food she wanted pink games, pink makeup, pink party favors… do you see my point about messy birthdays only getting STARTED at toddlerhood?! The more she tossed into the cart, the more potential I saw for an enormous mess in my house.
The kids all helped me decorate for the party on the big day. We had friends and family join the celebration and my daughter had a smile on her face for three hours. I call that a success!
But the end of the party was where my secret weapon came in – when it was clean-up time. With sticky ice cream drippings, cupcake frosting everywhere, used party decorations, tablecloths, and so many other items to clean, I didn’t want more work. I just wanted to clean it all up in minutes and sit down. For a loooong time.
Thankfully, I had Glad® Advanced Protection trash bags. Glad® Advanced Protection Trash Bags are the only trash bags with RipGuard™ technology to prevent rips and tears. And when they say it prevents tips and tears, they aren’t kidding. I crammed everything from the party into three bags – for trash, for recycling, and one to donate. Including a couple of broken plastic cups, lots of plastic knives and forks, and stiff cardboard decorations with sharp corners. None of the bags even looked like they were stretching or thinning even the tiniest bit. I was impressed!
Glad® Advanced Protection Trash Bags also have a reinforced bottom and LeakGuard® Technology with two-layer protection so I didn’t have to worry about leaking. Between the pink ice cream, pink lemonade, and pink treats, this little tidbit was a huge win for me. Nothing is worse than thinking you have your garbage contained… only to leave a trail of mysterious sticky drips behind you from a leaky bag.
And let me tell you – these bags are TOUGH. After watching this video of Glad® putting their bags through their own “Torture Test”, I knew they could handle our party mess. Glad® actually used these new trash bags to carry luggage across the country – through baggage check, down conveyor belts, being thrown and crushed, and more… check it out:
I thought it was pretty cool to use Glad® Advanced Protection Trash Bags for our own torture test. In just a few minutes, I was able to clean with everything from boxes to wrapping paper and all of the leftover food and drinks – and they held up perfectly. Even the ones that became so heavy that I needed my husband to take them outside. We had not one single rip, tear, or spill… I call that a complete win.
I will admit, this was one of the best parties we have ever had, and even my son had fun despite the almost nauseating amount of pink we packed into that room. So while admittedly my anxiety may have been riding high while the pink was flying, at least I had peace of mind knowing I could trust my trash bags to keep the mess contained.
Whether you are throwing a party or just want a trash bag you can trust to control your every day trash, check out Glad® Advanced Protection trash bags at your local Walmart.