A Guide for the Successful Hostess
Be the hit of the party and help your guests make themselves at home with these ideas.
Be a good hostess by making your guest room welcoming. A bedside light to read by, an extra blanket at the end of the bed and extra pillows will help guests feel comfortable.
Remember what guests may have forgotten. Shampoos, toothbrushes and razors are sometimes left behind—have extras for a guest in need. Stock up on travel-size essentials at the dollar bin and put them in a shower tote in the guest room.
Consider a night-light for the bedroom and/or bathroom. It will help guests find their way in unfamiliar surroundings.
Store an ample supply of guest towels in your guest room so your visitors won’t have to ask or hunt around for them.
Have a Wi-Fi connection? Make it easily accessible to your guests by providing the log-in/password information on a slip of paper and placing it somewhere in the room.
Add a few thoughtful touches—such as a few best-selling paperbacks or a selection of their favorite magazines on the nightstand.
A good hostess knows their guests well, so stock up on a few of their favorite foods. Breakfast foods that are easy to prepare (bagels, fruit, granola) will be a big hit.
For their days and nights on the town, give them some ideas of places to visit, complete with directions, telephone numbers, hours, etc. Place a few menus of your favorite local restaurants in their room.