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.

The Glitter Life Waiting on Martha
image: Waiting on Martha. X0

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.

The Glitter Life Pink Peonies
fresh and lovely.
3. Bake Something. Is there anything better than walking into a house where something’s been baking? Nope. Pop something in the oven before your guests arrive.Theseย Cinnamon Roll Cookies from Baked Perfection will do the trick.
The Glitter Life Cinnamon Roll Cookies
we can smell them now.

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.

The Glitter Life Bedding
ahh. serenity.

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.

The Glitter Life Nuevo Laredo
nuevo laredo, an atlanta staple.