The season for getaways is upon us and whether you’re readying your home to play host or packing a weekend bag as a guest, we’re here to bring you a little primer on the best ways to prepare to ensure maximum relaxation and comfort for all parties. Myka Meier, founder of Beaumont Etiquette, will be sharing practical, often straight-shooting advice in a series of posts addressing common summertime scenarios. Our first will center around ways to be a great host (spoiler: anticipate). We hope these points will serve as helpful guidelines rather than rigid rules, meant to complement your existing customs and routines.
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The best hosts are those who plan ahead and make their guests feel as comfortable and happy as possible from the moment they arrive! The trick is to anticipate your guest’s needs. It’s a fair amount of work to prepare and host, even for just a weekend; however, your guests will leave feeling so taken care of and impressed if you follow these hosting tips:
Before your guest arrives, you should have everything organized and laid out in the guest room. Here is a list of suggested items you may want to include:
How do you like to prepare for guests and make them feel most welcome? What are the biggest challenges to playing host (be honest)? Share them with us below!