#1. Greet them with a beverage at the entrance of your home.What better way to start off a stay than with a refreshing beverage of your choice! Whether it’s a nice glass of bubbly or a mug of hot cocoa, your guests will know right away that they are in for a treat when they stay at your house!
#2. Create a scent experience throughout your home.Whether you’re burning candles, baking cookies, scent is one of the fastest ways to make your guest feel festive and excited for the holidays! My favorite way to create an organic and natural scent throughout my home is to add water, oranges, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to my crockpot and leave it on low for days. The gorgeous aromas will fill your house in no time, without being too overbearing!
#3. Include a "House Info" booklet with the internet code, TV channels, and helpful house tips.Your guests may not know their way around your house, so help make them feel seamlessly integrated by leaving them the “keys to the castle” with all important daily info, like how to work the TV remote and the internet code. Any tips around the house or guest room that you would explain verbally can be put in a little booklet for their convenience and comfort. And there's no better spot to place it than right on their nightstand!
#4. Display a "Snack Basket" next to the bed for night time munchies and morning time hunger.You never know when hunger will strike and sometimes guests can be shy about heading into the kitchen to help themselves. Leaving a small basket of a variety of snacks will be a total hit! Leave a few salty late night snacks, as well as some easy morning pick-me-ups like energy bars.
#5. Account for allergies when choosing bedding, towels, flowers, and more!
There are so many people who are allergic to things like down, dust, certain flowers, fragrance that it’s something you’ll want to consider when making up your house (and especially the guest room!) Try to choose sheets and bedding that are soft, but hypoallergenic, keep animals out of the guest room, swap flowers for plants, and ask your guests if they have certain allergies you may need to consider.