Make Guests Feel at Home: Create a Welcome Basket

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Welcoming Guests with Open Arms

Entertaining is a big part of our lives. Whether we’re hosting work meetings, throwing a neighborhood get-together, or simply having a barbecue with friends and family, we’re all about creating memorable experiences for our guests. And when they decide to stay over, we go the extra mile to ensure they feel like they’re part of the family, making their visit feel like a true home away from home.

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Appealing to the Senses

As soon as our guests enter the door, we want them to feel warm and inviting. Soft background music fills the air, courtesy of my husband’s playlist, while the gentle glow of candles sets the mood. We like to have snacks ready too – think fresh fruit and veggie trays or a selection of cheeses and crackers – because nobody likes to arrive hungry after a long journey.

Creating a Cozy Retreat

Their room is all set up to be their retreat. We make sure it smells amazing with this room diffuser we’re obsessed with, and there’s a luggage rack to make unpacking a breeze. We even throw in a bouquet of flowers and a handwritten note to add that personal touch. And, of course, we make sure the bed is fresh and comfy, with extra soft towels neatly folded with a ribbon for that extra touch.
 
 

A luggage rack makes it easier for guests to unpack!

 

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A fresh bouquet of flowers brightens the room

 

Wrap your towels in ribbon for a finished look

 

A personalized note makes your guests feel welcome

 

The Welcome Basket: A Special Touch

But what really gets them excited is our welcome basket. It’s packed with all the must-haves – bottled water, slippers, maybe a notepad or some lotion – along with some fun extras like snacks and a cute little chalkboard with the Wi-Fi password. Oh, and we’ve got the bathroom stocked up, too, from toiletries to extra rolls of TP.
 

A welcome basket filled with all the essentials

 

L’Occitane products fill up the basket

 

Give your guests access to wi-fi user name and password

 

Making Every Detail Count

We’ve thought of everything to make their stay special, from robes to laundry baskets and even a little map of the area in case they want to explore. And you know what? Seeing their faces light up with happiness makes all the effort totally worth it. 
Other items to consider include:

What’s your go-to for making guests feel right at home? Let’s swap ideas and keep spreading the hospitality love!

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2 Comments

  1. Sally Hill
    February 27, 2019 / 4:45 pm

    Wow what an amazing idea this is – I’m definitely going to do it next time we have guests!

    • predupre
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      March 1, 2019 / 2:45 pm

      It just makes them feel extra special! Let me know what you put in yours! Love hearing other people’s ideas! 🙂