This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.
The holidays are right around the corner! Are you ready for overnight holiday guests? I can remember a time when the thought of hosting weekend guests would send me over the edge. My husband would jokingly (I think) tell me we could not remodel the home just because we were having guests. I’d agonize over things like what to serve for breakfast, check to see if the house was squeaky clean enough and if I really had time to reorganize every closet in my home. I confess, I still go overboard on cleaning, but at least I get rave reviews on my breakfast ideas.
Over the years, I’ve finally learned to relax when it comes to entertaining! Holiday guests aren’t looking for perfection. They want to spend time with their host and make memories to cherish forever. That’s why I focus on making my guests feel welcome and comfortable. I have breakfast ideas planned that are easy and delicious and not overly fussy. I also have a few go-to tips I always implement when entertaining holiday guests.
Tips for Hosting Overnight Holiday Guests
Welcoming Front Door
A simple, festive holiday wreath is all you need to welcome your guests. Of course, you’ll want to make sure the porch is swept and a welcoming doormat is in place.
Spruce Up the Guest Room
I always make sure there’s an extra blanket in the guest room. The bedside table holds a lamp, reading material, and a clock. I also include a welcome basket or tray stocked with bottled water, chapstick, tissue and a little chocolate because chocolate makes everything better. A welcome note with the WIFI password is another item I include in the welcome basket. My overnight guests always remark how much they love this special touch.
Unless you have somewhere to be first thing in the morning, your guests may choose to sleep in. If you’re an early riser like me, you have time to workout and set the buffet table for your guests. I always have a breakfast buffet when hosting overnight guests.
An overnight breakfast casserole that’s cooks in the slow cooker is something I always serve. I have a few go-to recipes, but my favorite is one that includes hash brown, eggs, and sausage.
I always include a couple of cereal options. My new favorite is Maple Cheerios. Have you seen Maple Cheerios at Walmart? This cereal is perfect for my holiday breakfast buffet. Maple Cheerios is made with real maple syrup and is gluten-free. Another cereal on my breakfast buffet is Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds for all my chocolate loving guests.
We’ve always been a Cheerios family. I remember when my kids were toddlers. I never left the house without a container of Cheerios in my purse or diaper bag. Now that Maple Cheerios have arrived at Walmart, I now have a new favorite!
If you’re entertaining guests during the holiday season, take a deep breath, relax and use my tips and breakfast ideas.