Hostessing, if it may qualify as a ‘pastime’, is one of my favorites.
Not only did we supply a delicious meal, but there was enriching, lively conversation to boot. Then, the evening would invariably be capped off with a game of cards and music performances by my sisters and me. The whole event was a true experience, each aspect carefully selected.
I still love hostessing ‘by design,’ with great care and intentionality invested in all the components of my guests’ experience in my home.
Here are some courtesy tips that I think enhance a guest’s comfort and pleasure (which, it goes without saying, should be a host or hostess’ primary goal).