Monday, May 13, 2013

Entertaining Guests

I'm back to blogging -- for a week at least!
This past week we were having special services at our church and it falls my lot to entertain the guest speaker.
I thought I'd share a few things I do to in preparation for entertaining guest speakers in my home.
Above you'll see a welcome basket -- usually filled with little things like:
Homemade Greeting Cards
And in this case a knife for the speakers pocket knife collection!
I fill a basket with snacks for in between meals....just in case a hunger pang strikes or they need a sugar "pick-me-up."
Included in this are:
Cereal Bars
Snack Crackers
Peanut/Almond Bars
Fruit Snacks
I spring clean both the bedroom and the bathroom to be used by the guests.
This entails:
  • Moving furniture to sweep up dust bunnies
  • Wiping down cobwebs from ceiling corners
  • Scrubbing bathroom floors on my hands and knees making sure to get in all the corners and cracks
  • Dusting: the pictures/shelves on the walls, light fixtures, tops of bookshelves etc.
  • Cleaning blinds/windows
  • Ironing pillowcases
  • Sweeping along the edges of the walls and in corners with my sweepers attachments
Nothing says "I'm glad your here and I've prepared for you" like a sparking clean room/bathroom.

 I'll be back later this week to share some of the new appetizer type recipes I used for after church snacks.


Helen said...

the first basket really caught my eyes.

Winnie said...

Such fun basket ideas. I can't think of a better welcome, or a way to make someone feel special. I smiled at the cleaning one, as I like to make baskets for cleaning for a new home gift or a shower wishing well. I love food and pracitcal gifts like these.

Pam said...

What a gracious hostess you are! I'm sure your guest will be very comfortable and feel very welcomed!

Christa said...

You know I always enjoy these posts. It's nice to get our heads together about how we entertain.

I can't wait for the recipes later this week! (I'm waiting to make my after-church snack menu until I see your recipes.) :)

Jennifer said...

I just love the wonderful baskets you've made! How very welcoming to find such a treasure awaiting you!

Pamela said...

I had company, too -- mom and dad. I hope you had good services. Great ideas!