Host­ess tips for the hol­i­days

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Real Estate - By Katie Laugh­ridge

Not ev­ery­one is a ready-made ex­pert host­ess (and even if they are, there is still plenty to learn!). That’s why I wanted to gather my go-to host­ess tips for mak­ing ev­ery func­tion the best it can be.

Host­ing a din­ner is a great time to show­case your beau­ti­ful dishes and other table­top pieces. Mak­ing sure a din­ner runs smoothly is no small task.

Try set­ting your ta­ble a cou­ple days be­fore your event and prep­ping as much as you can in ad­vance to avoid be­ing fraz­zled the day of the gath­er­ing. Tim­ing is ev­ery­thing at a din­ner func­tion. Place

cards help avoid the “where should we all sit” dance around the chairs and en­cour­ages your at­ten­dees to find their seats promptly and start get­ting to know their neigh­bors at the ta­ble. Hav­ing guests stay with

you overnight? Uti­lize small, homey touches through­out your guest spa­ces. Hol­i­day bath­room tow­els are a great way to show that ex­tra thought and care when into pre­par­ing for your vis­i­tors. Can­dles are an­other item that can make a cozy im­pact while mak­ing your room smell amaz­ing too. Light­ing one in the guest bed­room and bath adds warmth to a space that can some­times feel stale. This col­umn was adapted from www.nell­

A burn­ing can­dle is the per­fect way to wel­come some­one into your home. A small de­tail like this can add warmth to any space. (TNS)

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