Wednesday, April 8, 2009

When you have guests...

When you have guests, it is fun to do little things to make them feel welcome. I try to pretend I am a hotel and if I remember (I forgot to do some of these things this time), then I will do things like this:

-Buy postcards of our city and stamp them so that guests can mail them to friends and family with ease

-Buy special chocolates or goodies for evening turndown service

-If children are not asleep in the room, do turndown service

-Put a gift on their bed to welcome them

-Stock the refrigerator with their favorites (My friend, F, always has Diet Pepsi waiting for me. B did the same thing 2 weeks ago)

-Send a survey before they arrive to see what they prefer

-Put out fresh towels. My friend, B, often ties hers with a bow

-Empty the trash daily & offer to clean their bathroom during their stay

-Fresh flowers would be nice, but I did not do this. And, I forgot to light the cute candle I put in their bathroom!

What things do you do? Please share!!

4 comments:

theluckiestmrs said...

This post is so fun! It's so thoughtful, and isn't always fun to host friends and family?

Some things I like to also do for guests:
...put both girl and guy friendly bath products in the shower
... keep a little basket near the nightstand for little luxuries like lavender hand cream, magazine, a couple books, sleep mask, night light (just in case!), etc.
...It's also nice to have two different thicknesses/types of pillows on their bed (firm/soft or feather/synthetic!)

p.s. Love your blog! ;)

Kappa Prep said...

You are such a wonder hostess! Guests must just love coming to your house as you put so much thought into their time spent with you!

pink green & southern said...

You are a lovely hostess!

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