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Summer Living: How to Welcome Weekend Guests

Being a good host is something of a lost art. Balancing the roles of tour guide, innkeeper, cook and friend (while still managing to have fun yourself) can be challenging, to say the least.

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.
Reconnect at the end of the day. Even if you and your visitors part ways during the day, it can be nice to regroup and kick back together at the end of the day. Make a ritual of carrying snacks and beverages into the backyard or onto the porch and sharing stories from your day.