At last! We can accept houseguests again. As people begin traveling more, we all want some cute ideas for house guests to show them how much we care.
There’s a famous quote from Ben Franklin that goes, “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” But now, after so long apart, the days when we think that houseguests are like fish are over. Because in reality, they are treasures. These people make an effort so they could visit us.
And if you want to show your guests how excited you are to see them, here are some great ideas to try out!
Store all your food in a mason jar
Do you know all that packaging that was good enough to hold your rice, cereal, and M&Ms at the grocery store? Ditch that!
If you love shopping, then you would be thrilled to look for mason jars! Your houseguests deserve to look at beans and almonds through the lens of pretty glass jars.
Keep a case of sparkling mineral water in the fridge
If you really want to wow your friends, hand them a bottle of the fancy sparkly stuff as soon as they walk through the front door, it’s basic house guest etiquette.
Although, make sure that you don’t look like a cheap ninny – use glass bottles to show them that you really care.
Decorate with leafy green herbs
If you go to the farmer’s market, get a bunch of herbs and decorate your sacred space. It gives your home a different vibe.
Your friends will just assume you have a secret garden in your backyard.
Cute ideas for house guests: Use bolster pillows in the guest bedroom
Here is a tip on how to be a good house guest when you have people sleeping over. Make sure that you have a clean and comfy guest room.
Oh, and don’t forget to add a bolster pillow. Nothing adds an air of sophistication like the totally useless bolster pillow that everyone always ends up tossing onto the floor.
Serve drinks with artisanal ice cubes
Wowing houseguests with a boring cheese platter is so 1950s.
Although, if you serve them drinks with edible wildflower-infused ice cubes, they’ll take it as a sure sign that you’re from the future!
Don’t forget the agate coasters
On a hot summer day, you come in and serve your precious houseguests with refreshments. Seriously, though!
Nothing says you’re a domestic goddess like fresh Mason jar lemonade served on top of an agate crystal coaster.
Get a sponge holder
Here’s one of those cute ideas for house guests that we love. When you shop online or in a physical store, don’t forget to shop for a sponge holder.
We all know that sponges automatically imply that you prioritize cleanliness above all else.
The fact that you’ve purchased a tiny home for your sponge makes it very clear that you mean business (and that perhaps you have a weird sponge fetish).
Bust out the luxury hand soap
Learning how to prepare for guests starts with making them feel at home. So, ditch the cheap drugstore soap and bring the fake French stuff out of hiding.
It doesn’t even matter if it’s 20 years old and the pump is clogged. No one will think they’re good enough to touch such finery, so your secret will be safe!
Light some candles
Candles are the quickest way to make your home feel super cozy and inviting.
Aside from being beautiful, it also reminds people of ancient times, when our ancestors gathered around the fire for warmth, safety, and the char-burned mystery meat of the day.
Put all your spice jars on display
Always make sure your fancy spice jars are at eye level where your houseguests would see and admire them.
Even if you don’t know where capers come from or what to do with cardamom seeds, your guests will still think you’re a culinary genius!
In a Nutshell
What do you think of these cute ideas for house guests? These can serve as inspirations and as for the rest.
You can make up your own ideas where your houseguests would feel welcomed and loved.