Hostess tips for the holidays
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.nellhills.com.
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)