Hosting people can be a lot of work. With cleaning, organising, shopping, serving, and then even more cleaning. With the Easter holiday this weekend, we thought we would share a few hosting tips!
We’re into spring. You don’t have to go overboard with decorating and for most of us the decorations won’t be up for months on end, so they should be easy to put up, take down and store. Chandeliers are a great place to decorate because it will be a very distinct and purposefully designed piece. Even if a guest has never been to your home before, we all know most of the time light fixtures don’t come with extra decorations like colored flowers or garland or eggs. If you don’t have a chandelier, definitely go for the tried and true centrepiece. Centrepieces can be for islands, entry tables, dining tables, just about any flat horizontal area.
Use up & Set Up
We have found that we get the most joy out of cooking when it’s organised and chaos is limited. Help yourself out by trying to use up a lot of the food you already have. For example, you can use leftover vegetables, chips, and some dip, to create a quick snack platter. After the fridge is simplified, it makes filling it back up and orgazinzing it for cooking so much more enjoyable.
No one likes that feeling when you go to get something ready and realise you don’t have what you need. Creating a nice space with a touch of what you are celebrating. Staying organised before, during and after. Being prepared can all make hosting much more pleasurable. We all want a relaxing weekend with family and friends.1 | 2 | 3