6 Hostess Tips for the Modern Woman

Posted by Stephanie Snyder on July 22nd, 2021

Now that safety measures are being lifted in certain areas, you may feel at ease enough to start socializing with friends and family again. If you plan on hosting a party or gathering soon, it's important to have some tips in mind to ensure your loved ones have a great time. Here are some essential hosting tips that are perfect for the modern woman.

1. Tidy Up Your Home

Everyone has a different standard when it comes to cleaning, but it's important to give your friends and loved ones a great first impression of your home by cleaning up the common area and doing a deep cleaning of the carpets or walls if you have time. These days, it's more important than ever that your guests feel they are in a safe and germ-free environment.

2. Stock Up On Essentials

Before your party, buy extra soap, toilet paper, paper towels, and hand sanitizer. This will make your guests feel more comfortable in your home and will help them avoid awkward moments such as asking for toilet paper in the restroom. Purchasing hand soap in pleasant fragrances and decorative containers is also a nice touch that will show off even more of your style and personality.

3. Offer a Variety of Snacks

You should have a table filled with several types of snacks that your guests can enjoy as soon as they walk in. An assortment of chips, dips, vegetable trays, cured meats, and fresh fruit will keep your guests occupied while you finish up the main course and a snack table encourages everyone to mingle.

4. Set Up a Drink Station

Whether you have a signature cocktail for your event or want your friends and family to create their own cocktail, you can set up a drink station at the party so guests can enjoy libations at their leisure. You can check out rare whiskey for sale to add to your drink station, as well as delicious juices, club soda, bitters, and garnishes so your guests can customize their drinks. Be sure to stock the drink cart or area with plenty of cups and a pitcher of ice so guests won't have to wait to prepare their drinks.

5. Set Some Ground Rules

If you're hosting a party in your home, you should let your guests know the rules for enjoying a social event in your space. If you want your guests to remove their shoes before coming in, post a sign at the front door. If certain rooms or areas in your home are off-limits, make this known to your guests when they enter your home. It's also a good idea to include any specific directions on the invitation that you want guests to be aware of before they arrive, such as no smoking or no children allowed. Remember that you're the hostess and you've having an event in your home, so you should be comfortable just like you want to make your guests comfortable.

6. Be There

Don't forget that you need to enjoy your party with your friends and family members. Plan your event so that the big tasks are out of the way before guests arrive. This allows you to mingle with your guests and have a great time catching up with everyone. Reduce your distractions by putting your laptop away and putting your phone in do not disturb so you can fully engage with your guests and tend to their needs.

Keeping these suggestions in mind will not only ensure that your guests have a great time, but will help you plan a party that you'll enjoy as well.

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