Easy Party Planning: “W” is for Welcome

by Melissa

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It’s love at first sight. You want your guests to immediately feel welcome and happy to be at the event. There are a few simple things you can do to make your guests feel extra welcome.

Welcome your guests by:

1. Place a simple welcome sign on the entrance. If your venue is your house, place a sign on the front door. You can use a chalkboard, or have a simple one like  piece of paper taped to the door.
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2. If your event is an open house, make sure your welcome sign includes directions to “walk in” or “go around back” if necessary.

3. Use lights to make your guests feel welcome. If your event starts after dark, leave the porch light on.

4. Have a candle burning so that the venue or your house will smell pleasant for your guests upon arrival.
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5. If you don’t have time to clean your entire house or venue, try to make sure at least the welcome area is clean. This will set a good tone for the party by helping your guests feel welcome.

6. If you are having overnight guests, leave a welcome note and treat on their bed, with towels, and any special instructions they might need to know.

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quiz 

What have you done to make your guests feel welcome? 

 

*Images styled and photographed by Marcelle Calder Photography

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2 comments

Emily May 20, 2014 - 1:18 am

Because my family lives so far away from me I love to leave a fun note. I make sure to add either a mint or a chocolate with instructions on what time breakfast will be starting!

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Ashlee May 26, 2014 - 3:37 am

I don’t have a guest room so I never have guests to welcome anymore but for parties i made sure I’m done with the set up so I can greet each guest and help them find the party location (usually in the back yard) and the other guests so they can start playing!

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