J’s parents are en route from Augusta to Atlanta this weekend to watch Glitter Girl Britton Rowe tie the knot. This will be J’s first time having overnight houseguests since she moved in May. EEEK! In preparation for the weekend, we did some thinking on how to make her guests feel at home. Read on for our ultimate hostessing tips.
1. Goody Tray. Don’t make your guests hike to the fridge for a late-night bottle of water. Set up a tray in the guest room for easy access to necessities.
2. Fresh Flowers. Say ‘Welcome’ with fresh peonies. Choose a location out of direct sunlight with good air circulation, and their fragrance will distribute throughout your home.
4. Fresh Linens. Make it a vacation for your visitors with comfy, cozy linens. Buy the best sheets you can (reasonably) afford, and make sure the pillows are fresh and plump.
5. Itinerary. Take charge and map out the weekend. Make reservations when needed – it’s always good to have a plan. Guests are a great excuse to show off your favorite haunt or try something totally different. J is treating her parents to lunch at Nuevo Laredo this weekend. If you’ve never been to this Atlanta restaurant, add it to your to-do list.