Having people over is a great way of catching up with them in a more private setting, and it also gives you the chance to show off the home that you’ve worked hard for. You’ve probably been over to friends homes and admired their hard work while enjoying their company, so it’s understandable that you want to create a night to remember when it’s your turn to be the hostess. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks on how you can be the hostess with the mostest.
Declutter your home
Everybody lives differently, but if you’re really looking to impress your friends and family, then you should consider decluttering your home (or at least the rooms your guests will see anyway). Having a clear and fresh looking home will make you feel more confident about showing off all of your hard work. Decluttering doesn’t necessarily mean minimalistic either, as you can still look suave and sophisticated with belongings out for people to see. We mean clearing away cleaning items, personal letters or magazines, and even clothing that you may have out to dry on radiators.
Serve the finest food
One way to impress most people is through their stomachs, and that’s exactly what you should be concentrating on the most. At some get togethers, you will find that the hosts serve picky foods for everyone to nibble at as they please. While this is absolutely fine, why not cook a sit down meal, buy in some bubbly, and toast to the fact that you’re happy that everyone could be there with you. Afterwards, you could serve a platter of artisan foods such as cheese boards, crackers, jams and more. Classing your evening up from the usual will be sure to impress your guests.
Invite people to relax
One issue that a lot of people face when they are visiting others homes, is not feeling like they can relax in fear of breaking something or doing something wrong. As you’re welcoming your guests into your home, let them know of any rules such as shoes off, or no feet on furniture so that they are able to relax as much as possible and enjoy their evening in your humble abode.
Bring some quality entertainment to the table
Finally, no night is complete without something to do. While chatting between yourselves is bound to happen, creating or arranging entertainment for everyone will really help make the night extra special. Perhaps you could find some trivia quizzes for everyone to take part in, or maybe you could ask everyone to write down some facts about themselves and see if you can guess who wrote it. Doing activities like these ensures that there’s no periods of silence and awkwardness, and will ensure that everyone has a wonderful time!