Hosting holiday guests this season? With a few thoughtful special preparations, you can create a welcoming atmosphere for your guests without breaking the bank. Here are some holiday hosting tips to help you begin to prepare your home for your guests.
Welcome To Our Home
Have your guests feel welcome the moment they walk in your door with your holiday decor. We shared ways to decorate for the holidays without spending all of your holiday budget here- 7 Easy Ways To Decorate On A Budget For The Holidays.
Create Comfort and Purpose
Be sure that your home is not only welcoming but also comfortable. Remember to enjoy your guests. Don’t run around trying to get everything perfect, that you actually stress out everyone around you. The real point of a holiday get-together is to have fun with family and friends.
You know your guests the best. Take some time before they arrive and think about what they would be comfortable doing. Are they a social butterfly and want to chat away with your other guests? Maybe they are more on the quiet side and would be more comfortable in the kitchen with something to do. Create an environment that gives your guests something to do. Whether it be talking and mingling or giving you a hand. Make your gets as comfortable as possible.
What to Feed Your Guests?
Keep food and drinks simple. Do you have a recipe that you’re famous for? Go ahead and make that. If you can’t cook and you have failed miserably before, don’t bother! Do what works best for you! If a caterer is not in your budget ask a friend who can cook to give you a hand. Food does not need to be expensive and fancy to have wow factor. Think about the presentation of the food.
Guests Staying Over
Leave a few inexpensive touches that say to your guest,” Hey, I am glad you are here”. Set up a snack area in your guest room with drinks and a few snacks that your guest may enjoy. Be sure to leave a basket of toiletries, dollar stores and travels sizes are perfect for guest baskets. Fresh towels, linens, extra blankets, and pillows are a must. Don’t forget fresh batteries in the remote. Consider leaving a little note explaining how to use the remote or TV. A super cute idea is using a dollar store picture frame with this printable to provide your Wifi password.
I hope you found these holiday hosting tips helpful. Please remember to be in the moment with your friends and family. Enjoy each and every one of them. Make some wonderful memories this holiday season.