10 Tips for Creating an Environment of Hospitality // # 4

For the past week we have been hosting a foreign exchange student from China. It has been such a blessing to open our home to this sweet girl. It has also been a learning experience – oh how our cultures are so different! We have so enjoyed integrating her into our family and our culture. Ketty’s time with us has shown me ever more the importance INTERACTION makes in helping someone feel welcome. I have had her help with taking care of our son Levi and our dog Lady, she has helped with dinner, and even helped hubby make a berry tarte!

Tip # 5
Create the Party WITH Your Guests – INTERACT

Being served and waited on is wonderful, but guests love it even more if they are recognized as vital and useful to your event. Who doesn’t like knowing that they played a huge part in the success and fun of a party!?! For weddings, this may look like having an interactive guest book, send off, or even photobooth for your guests to participate in. For a dinner party this may mean leaving a piece of your dinner “un-made” so that guests can help finish up as they arrive (take stuff out of the oven, scoop cookies onto cookie pan, etc.). Either way, leave something for your guests to DO and they will be grateful for it.

And speaking of things to do – who doesn’t love making that *clink* sound during a wedding toast?! Don’t you think our Dishie Rentals vintage champagne coupes are just the prettiest musical instruments!?

cheers

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