Be Our Guest

As the days fly by and the holidays are thisclose, it is time to welcome holiday visitors! Of course you’re already providing them with cozy bed spreads and piles of fluffy towels, but with just a few extra accoutrements you can make them feel like kings of the castle. Not to mention securing the title of best hostess ever!

1. Every time we visit my parents there is a vase of fresh flowers by the bedside, and now every time we have guests flowers are at the top of the shopping list (these gorgeous blooms will last forever!)  //  2. A cheeky sleep mask to make sure they are well rested even in unfamiliar surroundings  //  3. Nobile Fir scented candle to make everything romantic and cozy  //  4. Piles of reading materials, I especially like to leave international editions of magazines by the bed, they’re always a huge hit  //  5. A gorgeous pen for the crossword puzzle  //  6. Water carafes are essential for the bedside  //  7. Lots of extra blankets (a few around the house as well)  //  8. Travel size  Kiehl’s bath and body essentials  //  9. Save them from hunting for outlets with this amazing charging station  //  10. A cute alarm clock to make sure they don’t miss breakfast  //  11. Velvet hot water bottle to cozy up to

8 Responses to Be Our Guest
  1. Miranda {onestylishdayatatime}
    December 21, 2011 | 11:19 am

    Love fresh flowers- especially those ones. It is amazing how much they can transform a room. Great post!

  2. Emily
    December 21, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    Wow. you’re the best hostess ever! Once, my dad came to stay with me and i made him sleep on the couch, worked late all week so he had to eat dinner alone and then ran out of petrol driving him to the airport… = worst.hostess.ever.
    perhaps i’ll print this out as my 2012 resolutions!

  3. Taylor
    December 28, 2011 | 1:09 am

    Number two is fantastic!

  4. Deanna (Silly Goose Farm)
    December 30, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    Wow, this is great! I just did a few posts on hosting houseguests, if you’d like to check it out.

    Happy New Year!

  5. Colleen / Inspired to Share
    December 30, 2011 | 9:57 pm

    Oh I just love this post! I’m eying that carafe.. : )

  6. Jackie {York Avenue}
    December 31, 2011 | 7:04 pm

    This is such a great post. I wish I could be that “together” that I would have all this great stuff as a hostess! Emily’s comment cracked me up, unfortunately that’s more the kind of hostess I think I would be!

  7. Amanda Swann
    January 1, 2012 | 4:11 pm

    What an adorable post!! All very cute ideas to make a guest feel totally pampered in your house.

  8. Elisa
    January 2, 2012 | 1:20 pm

    This is definitely a way to make house guests feel pampered! They may not want to leave ;-)