Hosting guests from out of town? This is a great time to exercise the art of being the perfect hostess. Recently,we hosted out-of-town relatives; and I wanted them to feel completely comfortable in their new environment and ready to explore my city.
The keys to being the perfect hostess are simple: plan ahead and cater to the comforts of your guests.
Create a guest room that’s cozy and tranquil…a haven to relax while away. A clean room, fluffy pillows, fresh sheets and a comfortable blanket make your guests feel right at home and very refreshed.
Surprise your guests with a special treat in their room. Our relatives received a local favorite, Graeter’s Buckeye candy.
Fill the guest bath with fresh scents. Have a votive candle burning and fragrant moisturizing hand soap. Plus, large soft towels give a luxurious hotel experience.
If lunch and dinner are at local eateries, make a continental breakfast at home. Have your guests favorite coffee brewing and bake a homemade breakfast roll everyone will enjoy…..Cinnamon Crescents (recipe tomorrow).
Finally, create a full itinerary including activities, meals and down time. Planning ahead makes life easy on the hostess and creates a mini-vacation for your guests. This also allows everyone to plan outfits and pack easily.