How to make a house guest feel welcome

November 17, 2017

house guest

It’s holiday time and that  means friends and family join together, sometimes overnight.

Do you look forward to it? Dread it?  Either way, you’ll be host or hostess and you want to make a house guest feel welcome.

I’m here to help with two posts that will help you make Aunt Irma–or any other house guest–feel welcome in your home.

So here we go:

I’ve got 5 ways to make a house guest feel welcome.

You might also find helpful information at these tips for a perfect guest room.

28 comments on “How to make a house guest feel welcome
  1. I LOVE having house guests over! I have to check out these tips to make sure I’m really making them feel at home.

  2. I have to give these tips a look. I love to have houseguests, but it’s stressful because I’m always afraid I haven’t laid out the welcome mat well enough.

  3. robin rue says:

    We have lots of guests in and out all year long. We have a lot of out of town family and since we have a big spare room, they all come here.

  4. Makeba Giles says:

    We don’t have house guests over. All of our immediate family lives within 15 minutes of each other; but, I would gladly share this!

  5. This is always one of my biggest goals! I want my guests to feel like their home!

  6. Theresa says:

    I love to have house guests. One thing that I do that I borrowed from my aunt is to give my guests my master bedroom and we take the guest room. Giving guests a good bed to sleep in during their travels is always appreciated by my visitors.

  7. Claudia Krusch says:

    I like to make a little spa basket for my guests. We have a wonderful tub with jets so I give them a fluffy white robe and some goodies for the tub. I always want my guests to feel at home.

  8. These are awesome! Thanks for the posts! I really love having family over. I miss them so much and it’s always nice to use the holidays as an excuse to see them.

  9. It’s fun to have guests over, especially the ones you haven’t seen in a long time. I think it’s brilliant that you’re sharing these posts! Thanks!

  10. We love having guests over and they are all dear friends and family. They always come back so I would think we are pretty good hosts!

  11. Luckily most of our house guests feel very welcome in my home. I do hope I make them feel welcome in my home when people come visit. These are great tips!

  12. Liz Mays says:

    My daughter often comes to stay for a few days around the holidays. I definitely want to make sure she’s comfortable!

  13. Sara Welch says:

    I really wish I had a guest bedroom. I love having someone come over and feel like they are home.

  14. Kelly Reci says:

    I love having house guests and I think being hospitable maks them feel welcome. treat them as one of your housemates. Prepare them nice foods and do some activities while they are staying with your house so they won’t feel bored.

  15. Hi Carol! This post is very helpful with the holidays upon us. May we all find ways to make our guests feel welcome in our home without driving ourselves crazy! ~Kathy

  16. Kristi says:

    Great tips. I always make sure we have a small fan for white noise and some things to read for guests.

  17. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    We seldom have guests in the house. If we ever do, it is my daughter, her husband the the kids. Still, I do want to make them feel comfortable so I will make sure they have what they need ready always.

  18. Wonderful suggestions to make guests feel loved! I especially resonate with the toiletries. The hotels are great examples – I love to step it up a nitch so they feel the bathroom is really luxurious creating a feeling of being pampered <3

  19. Pam says:

    It’s so important to make house guests feel at home. Thanks for sharing your tips, heading to check it out now,

  20. Ronnie says:

    Thanks for sharing these tips! My friend is coming for a visit and she’s the first person I’ve ever hosted in my own apartment. I’m both nervous and excited. I hope she enjoys her time here. 🙂

  21. Jacqui Odell says:

    These are great tips!! Perfect for this time of the year since a lot of people are getting gifts.

  22. I love having house guests! We are expecting one tomorrow for an entire week and can’t wait to show her around town.

    Mama in Heels

  23. I wish we had a bigger house so we could comfortably have house guests over. These are some really great articles.

  24. Our Family World says:

    My house guests are usually friends of my children. They stay over when they need to work on a school project or do a study group. These young ones are easy to please. As long as the toiletries are complete, and there is an after dinner snack ready for them, they’re fine. 🙂

  25. Excellent ideas! We are currently trading our twins’ room and guest room in order to make some of these changes! I think we’ll barely get done before the holidays!

  26. Elizabeth O says:

    I have a house guest that visiting me unexpected. Mostly they called me through the phone when they are already in front of my house. I want them to feel like always welcome, the way I wanted to feel when I visit them. These are perfect and helpful tips.

  27. Belinda says:

    We dont have many guests. When we do though I will look back at these posts, thank you.

  28. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are great posts on how to make house guest welcome. It is important to make sure they have what they need while staying with you. I will have to share these post with with my sister who always has guest staying at her home. Thanks for sharing the information.

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