A GREAT HOST ALWAYS DOES THESE 3 THINGS

 

What a great gift you can provide to others when you choose to host your family and friends! It is an opportunity to show your guests a bit of pampering and extra care and perhaps some appreciation, too – all while sharing together in laughter, good food, and great conversation.

If you are going to be a host, I say, be a great one!  After all, these hosting efforts reinforce our relationships as well as strengthen our understanding of each other, which ultimately enhances our lives. And that great feeling the day after, when you know you have shown those guests some love – it can’t be beat!

Come scroll on down to 3 things I think a great host does every time to make guests feel great and create a magical time you all will talk about for years to come!

 

1. A GREAT HOST EXUDES A WELCOMING EASE & GENUINE WARMTH.

From the minute your guests cross the threshold to your home, a warm welcome is in order – otherwise, what is the point inviting people over? It really is the most important thing you can do and sets an immediate tone to the evening for everyone. Put your entertaining jitters aside, open that door with a smile (and maybe even a hug) and let the party begin.

Below are more ideas to create that warm and welcoming atmosphere with ease.

 

IDEAS ON HOW TO CREATE A WARM AND EASY ATMOSPHERE

 

  • Turn on the music before they arrive. It’s nice for you and it sets the tone you desire. Create a long playlist so that you don’t have to fuss with the music all night. Here is a playlist of ultimate party classics.
  • Sprinkle some fresh blooms about and let the candles flicker all around casting some flattering light!  For more ideas, be sure to check out my list to create a warm and welcoming home environment right here.
  • Set out a few treats that don’t need your attention before hand – top-reviewed spiced nuts or a dip with crudites.
  • Prepare as much as you can before as you won’t get flustered and you appear so much more at ease. I always create a menu list or special reminders to myself so that I don’t forget to include an item, which I have done when I get going in a conversation or get interrupted!
  • If this is a spur of the moment invite, a clean-up of the bathroom is at the top of the list but the rest of the house does not have to be pristine. Close the doors!  I have even more ideas to master that impromptu gathering all here.
  • After the meal, don’t rush to do the dishes when your guests are still around. Gather everyone in another area away from the mess sending that message to please stay awhile!

2. A GREAT HOST SHOWS THOUGHTFULNESS & ATTENTIVENESS.

After that warm greeting, take your guest’s coat and bag, offer a refreshment or cocktail and bring on the nibbles! Find a comfortable spot for your guest and let the pampering begin. This is the perfect time to start some introductions to any others you have invited and get a conversation going.

Make your guests feel special and create that bond with the other tips listed below.

HOW TO SHOW THOUGHTFULNESS & PAMPER YOUR GUESTS

 

3. A GREAT HOST PRACTICES GENEROSITY.

Basically, generosity here primarily means you feed your guests well – all night!

Whether this is a sit-down dinner, a wine and cheese or a backyard barbeque, keep lots of platters and portions available!

Look below for some easy ideas to help keep the food coming.

 

EASY FOOD IDEAS TO HOST A GREAT EVENT

 

 

SHOP TOP-RATED & FUN HOSTING ITEMS

Here are some top-rated items to make hosting your next event with greater ease and success to make everyone at your home feel welcome:

A PIN TO SHARE & SAVE

Want to come back to these ideas later? Here is a pin to save to your Entertaining or Friendship board on Pinterest and share, too, for others to see!

 

Be the best host with these top 3 things to focus on every time you have guests.! Find easy and creative ideas to make your guests feel great and design a night you will talk about for years to come. #hostingtips #entertainingtips #partyideas #holiday

I hope these tips have inspired you and made you feel comfortable extending an invite! Please do add to the list of any hosting tips that you find helpful. The most important thing is to just do it and host the special people in your life every now and then – as simply or as elaborate as you wish! Remember: the most important takeaway for your guests is how you make them feel!

And, speaking of social events, do check out these other ideas to make it a success:

 

 

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