Like most people, I’ve always admired my parents. One thing that I love about them is how thoughtful they are when hosting guests. This post shares how to put together a welcome basket for visitors and 5 tips for being a better hostess.
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Be a Better Hostess | Make Sure Things Are Squeaky Clean
Whether your guest(s) are sharing your bathroom or using a guest suite make sure to clean up beforehand. Take trash out, put out fresh towels and make the bed (or couch) with clean bedding. After a day of travel your guests may be wanting to clean up or even head to bed. Don’t make them wait around while you hunt for a full set of clean towels or have them make the bed.
Be a Better Hostess | Provide the Comforts of Home
You want your guests to feel like they’re at home so make sure they have some small luxuries. Candles, diffusers, and face masks are a great (and budget-friendly) way to show someone you care & make them feel at home. Be sure to check out the dollar spot at your Target for affordable items as well as the endcaps of the beauty section for great deals.
Be a Better Hostess | Include a Small Gift
I try to keep my gift closet stocked with small trinkets that range from bath sets to earrings to travel mugs. These kinds of small gifts are easy to throw in with thank yous, welcomes, and just because cards. Nothing has to be expensive, I try to stalk up throughout the year whenever stores likes Ulta, Bath & Body Works, Old Navy, Francesca’s, etc. have good sale promotions on clearance!
Be a Better Hostess | Think About What You Forget
When putting together a welcome basket, I include essentials that may be a pain to travel with such as shower gel, mouth wash, and lotion. I also try to include the items that I always inevitably forget to pack. Hair ties, a toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving gel, razors, etc. are great to throw in! This Hair Emergency kit includes hair ties, bobby pins, and clips all in a neat, little pouch.
Be a Better Hostess | Include a Handwritten Note
People love handwritten notes! While I’m a notecard hoarder, Target, WalMart and the Dollar Store all offer small stationery packs at low prices that you can write a quick, heartfelt note in or even jazz up with washi tape.
What are your top tips for being a good hostess?