How to Enjoy Your Role as Hostess

Everyone loves to invite family and friends to spend time with them, but playing the part of the hostess can be rather stressful. Guests need to feel welcome, comfortable, and entertained. You also want to have time yourself to enjoy their visit without feeling like you are running a bed and breakfast. Use the following tips for a fun experience you will all enjoy.

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The Guest Room

Whether you have a designated bedroom for guests or you are sacrificing a family member’s room for their stay, you want them to be comfortable. Have the bed made up with fresh sheets and covers. Leave a folded extra blanket at the foot of the bed for chilly nights. A few magazines or books are also a nice touch as well as an alarm clock and nightlight.

The Bathroom

Thoroughly clean which ever bathroom your guests will be using. Place a stack of bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths out where they can easily find them. Small baskets filled with sample size soaps, shampoos, and other toiletries they may have forgotten can be greatly appreciated as well. You will also want to have this area well stocked with paper products.

Feeding Everyone

You don’t want to spend all of your time cooking. Keep breakfast simple with doughnuts, individual sized cereal boxes, bread for toasting, and fruit. Lunch can be a crockpot of soup left warming for everyone to help themselves to. Make casseroles ahead of time for dinner, and treat them to at least one dinner out during their stay. Choose a local restaurant or sports bar Countryside IL has to offer such as Kenny’s Irish Pub, for example.

By following these tips you can enjoy your time with your house guests as much as they enjoy their visit. A little pre-planning will go a long way in removing some of the stress involved in playing the role of hostess, and because you are more relaxed, everyone will have a wonderful time.

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