The care-free days of summer are here. Entertaining is less formal but more frequent. Friends and family travel to visit one another and stay for a few days. This should be fun and stress free for everyone. Like you, I want to be remembered as both a gracious guest and a gracious host.
The goal of overnight guests should be quite simply to be invited back. Thoughtfulness and a little planning will ensure your host enjoys your stay with them and looks forward to your next visit. A few pointers to being a welcomed guest:
* Before you leave home discuss with your host exactly how long you will be staying. They shouldn’t have to guess or ask when you’re leaving.
* Arrive with a useful gift for your host. Specialty food or wines from your area are all lovely gifts. If you know the taste of your host then…
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