The holidays are quickly approaching, and while this year may feel a bit different, there’s nothing stopping you from being the ultimate host! No matter your plans, we’ve put together some helpful tips to get you through the holidays without a hitch.
In addition to providing essentials such as clean towels, a hair dryer, and basic toiletries, make your guests instantly feel at home with a personalized note containing tips for their stay. Not only will your guests appreciate your thoughtfulness, but they can instantly get information on your home’s WiFi password, TV settings, and any other basic tips that are helpful for their stay.
It’s a good idea to stock up on foods that are easy to prepare in bulk, such as baked goods, nuts, or granola, for simple breakfast meals or easy snacks throughout the day. Your guests will surely appreciate not having to cook or leave the house for simple meals, and you can spend more time enjoying each other’s company! Lennar and WCI offer many home designs with walk-in pantries, perfect for keeping extra bottles of water, seltzer, or soda, or whatever extra essentials you need to store away for later.
This is your chance to really show off your hosting and design skills! From setting up a vase of fresh flowers on your granite or quartz kitchen island, to using linen tablecloths on your dining room or breakfast table, the smaller details can make a huge difference! Have some cookies ready to pop in the oven for when your guests arrive, for a warm and welcoming scent, or have a carafe of water ready on their nightstand for when they walk in the door. Your guests will surely appreciate your attention to detail and feel right at home.
Skip the scramble on the big day and set yourself up for success by preparing as many foods as you can ahead of time. From freezable soups to ready-bake desserts, or prepping your main dish the night before, both you and your guests will appreciate having more downtime and less stress. Creating a schedule for when certain dishes need to go in the oven will also help keep you organized and free up your time so you’re not glued to the kitchen all day long.
Lennar and WCI home designs offer the perfect canvas for your most intimate family moments and with spacious kitchen designs and open concept floor plans. Enjoy special features like walk-in pantries and formal dining rooms, helping you to be the ultimate holiday host. For more tips on hosting family and friends for the holidays, be sure to ‘like’ Lennar on Facebook