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If you are expecting house guests this holiday, here are some of the things we try to do when we have guests~
Leave the bath towels wrapped in a ribbon on the guest bed. While the ribbon is a bit over the top, its saves them from wondering if they are ‘supposed” to use the towels the guest bathroom. I often buy new towels prior to having guests, and, yes, I typically buy them from Bed Bath and Beyond! Towels are so much nicer when they are nearly new, and they always have a great selection.
I stock the guest room with bottled water, fresh flowers and reading materials. My mother taught me that you should always try to have fresh flowers in the room for your guests. As anyone who has stayed with her can attest she , even when its just her own children returning to the nest, always has a beautiful guest room. We also try to leave some bottled water, no guest wants to traipse through the house in search of a drink in the middle of the night, right? I also leave my hoards of shelter magazine to be enjoyed by like-minded guests –along with some other reading material for those that aren’t as “like-minded”.
We provide extra pillows, blankets and a warm comforter. Because my husband’s family is well, extensive, we have collected a large number of pillows, blankets and sheet sets over the years. I remember being a newlywed and wondering how my meager collection of sheets and blankets would suffice should more then one or two of them visit at once, as they tend to do, so since then I have hoarded linens and my closets are pretty full. It comes in handy!
I have borrowed Christy’s trick for providing the household wireless password. It really is a nice touch, especially in this day of multiple devices per person.
Finally, the most-important part of any successful house guest visit. A do-it-yourself coffee station! As any early rising coffee drinker knows waiting on a later-rising host is no fun at all. In this day of the Keurig, it couldn’t be easier.
Be sure to stop by Holiday Your Way to see all the videos to help you have a fabulous holiday. They offer great Holiday Entertaining tips like buffet styling, party planning, information on dishes, and holiday party ideas for both kids and adults. It also has a great checklists to help you stay organized!
Are you ready for your house guests? How is your holiday prep coming along? We would love to have you share your tips!
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