One of the biggest mistakes that hostesses make is clamming up when their guests arrive. Sometimes they will stay hidden away in the kitchen or in other areas of the party and will not mingle or chat with their guests. This is a sure fire way to make sure that your guests are not feeling welcomed.
Instead, you will want to make sure that you greet your guests as they arrive. You will want to talk with them, and spend time with them. This is an important thing to do when being a great hostess for holidays and celebrations that people will remember long after it is over!
One thing that you can do for your guests is to ask if they will be would like anything to drink or if they need somewhere to put their coat or purse. This is something that will help them to feel that you care about them. Just the fact that they were invited to the event is likely not enough to make them feel welcome once they arrive.
Take some time to show them around. Show them where they can find a rest room if they need it. Also show them where they will be able to find food and drinks when they are ready to get something.
Interaction with your guests is so important, but you may find that you see someone there that you have not seen in a while and end up spending a lot of time talking with them. This may actually make other guests feel unwelcome if you do this for a long time. Mingle around without spending too long with a certain individual. This will make sure that everyone gets the same amount of time with you.
The actual event may last a couple hours or it may be an all night thing, just make sure that your guests know that they are there as your guests and that you want them to be there. If you do this, they will likely see you as a great host or hostess - which is more than likely your overall goal. Listen and be attentive to everyone when they speak to you and ensure that you thank them for being a part of your event. These are all great ways to make sure that your guests will want to come back again if you decide to host future holidays and celebrations.
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