Thanksgiving Countdown: Give Your Guests the 5-Star Treatment
Here are some ideas we've put in place to help our guests know that they made the right choice in staying with us instead of at a hotel:
Towel Animals - possibly cheesy, but they always bring a smile. I've mastered the swan, and am moving onto the elephant next.
Bath Robes - we have a 'his' and a 'hers' hanging in the guest room closet. It's an especially nice gesture if your guests will have to walk down a hall or other communal space to get to the bathroom.
Hand Towels - we bought a dozen cheap, white washcloths and rolled them up in a basket like you'd find in a fancy restaurant or hotel. The bonus is that it's more eco-conscious than setting out paper hand towels -- and more sanitary than the communal cloth towel (yuck).
Pillow Chocolates - another tongue-in-cheek move, but it's a cheap and easy one, and always gets a good laugh. No chocolates on-hand? Sub lunchbox snack cakes, airplane-sized liquor bottles, sticks of gum - it's the thought that counts.
What are some of your favorite welcome gestures for house guests?