The Robinson Residence: Being a Gracious Host and Guest + Thanksgiving Menu...

Monday, November 13, 2017

Being a Gracious Host and Guest + Thanksgiving Menu...

      Hi lovelies! I hope you all had a great Monday and are looking forward to the rest of the week! Today, I am going to be sharing with you my set menu for this years feast & gather at our home and I am also going to be sharing proper etiquette for a host and guest! I hope you guys find this post helpful!

A gracious host:
1)  Properly Invite. When inviting your guest, be sure to be very clear and informative. Always provide them with necessary information such as the date, the time, the place, the occasion, the dress code, ect.

2) Plan well. When planning your event, it is very important to plan in advance. Get everything ready- do a deep clean, get your meal prepped, set the table, and restock your scents, toiletries, and refreshments. -When you do this, you're more relaxed on the big day.

3) Be welcoming and attentive. When guest arrive make sure they are greeted warmly, and make them feel welcomed throughout the event. Always cater to your guests, make sure they have plenty to eat and drink.

4) Be the leader. As a host, it is your job to run the show and let your guests know when it is time for dinner, dessert, present opening time, ect. Circulate among your guests, introduce newcomers and make everyone feel as if they know one another!

5) Be Appreciative.  Thank your gules tests for coming to your event as you walk them out the door and say your good-byes.

A gracious guest:

1) RSVP.  Be considerate and always let the host know if you're able to attend the event or not as soon as possible.

2) Arrive on time.  Typically, guests should arrive at or shortly after (fifteen minutes or less) the time stated on the invitation. Do not arrive any earlier, this may put stress on your host if they are doing last minute duties. If you're running late make sure you give the hosts a call and let them know your ETA.

3) Offer to lend a hand.  If your host is in the kitchen preparing the food, offer to help her/him. Even if your offered is refused, your gesture will be greatly appreciated. Also, at the end of the event, ALWAYS offer to help clean up.

4) Be easy going and participate. Listen to the host as they direct you. When he/she states that the dinner is ready, get up and head straight for the dinner table. Never make him/her tell you twice. Also, if you're asked to participate in a game for instance, accept graciously and enthusiastically. Always be apart of whatever is happening. No one likes a party-pooper! You're never too cool to have a little fun.

5) Thank your host.  Always thank your host when you say your good-byes. Let them know how appreciative you are and how beautiful everything turned out. You could also give them a second thank you the next day by a simple text or phone call!

Below are my recipe cards. I only uploaded the ones my viewers requested, if there's one you want that's not on here, let me know! I would be more than happy to share. 
Happy Harvest!

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