I am overly excited that my sister, Annmarie, is flying into town tonight! I know her space in NYC is like most other NYC apartments; small & convenient. Ha! I wanted to make her feel comfortable in Alabama so I prepared a little bit more than usual. Naturally, I started with clean sheets and comforter for the spare bed. Then, I picked up a few of her favorites from the store. Rose wine is the top of her list, so I picked up a bottle (and a mini bottle for her bed tray). I stocked up on some snacks and sweets as well. Here are a few easy tips on preparing for your weekend guests, and making them feel at home at the same time!
Since my sister is getting in late, I knew we both would be ready to munch a little as we caught up! I have a tray ready for her arrival that contains chilled wine, macaroons and some small snacks.
These were too pretty not to photograph so much!
I placed a tray at the end of our guest bed with a few “welcome” treats. Water & reading material are a must!
Other items to include in your guest bedroom: reading lamp, fresh flowers and a notepad & pen.
Next, I wanted to make sure her bathroom was clean and had a few necessities.
Remember to check if you have coffee, milk and other morning rituals on hand. Leaving coffee mugs out and ready for your guests will make them feel at home and more comfortable to help themselves when they are ready for coffee!
Hope this helps in the panic of preparing for weekend guests! Cleaning is important, but little touches can make any visitor feel special. Can’t wait to enjoy the weekend with my sister!