Wednesday, January 11, 2012

{Party tip} Don't let guests hit their head on that light fixture

I don't know if you are like me or not, but when I have a party, I tend to move my furniture all around in order to give people as much room as possible to hang out. Primarily, we move our kitchen table to the wall between our two sets of french doors and we put all the food on it. This is all fine and dandy except we have a light fixture hanging above our table, and when the table is gone (and drinks are involved) people tend to whack their heads.

Case in point: Our 2nd Annual Cocktail Party.
Table is moved so there is space, BUT no one can stand there anyway because the light fixture is too low. Bad form!

2nd Annual Cocktail Party
Circa 2007
What you really want to should do is just temporarily raise the light fixture, right?

Well all you need is an "s-hook" found everywhere really for a dollar maybe; walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, heck... the grocery store probably carries them too.
S Hook
What you do is stand on a ladder (or sturdy chair if you don't feel like dragging one in from the garage) and attached one side of the hook to the loop right above the light fixture.
 Next, hook the other side of the S-hook to the top loop (or however high you want to go to get the fixture out of the way). Use your other hand to help lift the light fixture up in case, while you are struggling to lift the fixture up, it slips off. No, I'm not speaking from experience, but it could happen.

 And Voila! Your light fixture is out of the way.

See, even my tall friends were safe from whacking their heads!

Hope this tip helps you (and your party-goers)!

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  1. Great tip! I have used them myself and they are a life saver.

  2. Great tip! I will be remembering that one! My husband helped someone move into their new home and cut his head open due to a low hanging dining room fixture.

    Stop by via Handy Man Crafty Woman site.

  3. Great tip!

    I'd love to invite you to share this on my Thingamajig Thursday party going on now..


  4. Great tip! We do this all the time too since our dining area is so small and we have to move our table if we have a lot of people! It's so easy but makes such a difference! Thanks for sharing at my party!

  5. Just featured you on my Sunday Spotlight post!

  6. GREAT idea!!! I'll remember this one just in case I ever need it :) Thanks so much for sharing this ingenious tip with us on Sharing Saturday.


  7. Love the idea!! I'm having a linky party, and would love it if you joined! Here is the link! Thanks for sharing!


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