Most people underestimate the impact you can make when hosting. Being welcomed into someone else's home is one of the greatest honors. It is intimate, vulnerable, and bound to be memorable.
One of the beautiful things about food is everything has a season! Why not do the same when it comes to setting your table? Also, who cares if you have enough of the same china for a large party? Mix and match!
One of the most important factors around hosting is making others feel welcomed and appreciated and glad they are there. Here is a simple check list to help ensure this happens.
- Greet your guests at the door; stop what you are doing and take their coats
- Be prepared, have everything set up so you are able to spend all your attention on your guests
- Create a comfortable environment, making it easy for others to mingle