Summer Living: How to Welcome Weekend Guests
Make visiting friends and family feel at home, and ease the burden on yourself, this summer with a little extra preparation. Read on for a dozen ways to welcome guests, and make weekend visits more fun.
If you want to set an extra-special table or surprise a birthday guest, adding a monogrammed mug and a small arrangement of flowers is lovely and doesn't take much extra effort.
- iPod dock with speakers
- Small alarm clock
- Vintage home or fashion magazines
- An electric tea kettle
- Small basket with sample-size toiletries
- Local travel guide
Be sure to ask parents of young children in advance if there is anything you can have ready for them — borrowing a high chair from a friend, for instance, means the grownups can pack lighter.