Creating a Warm Welcoming Home for your Guests

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Creating the Atmosphere of Warmth and Welcome

So, I've cleaned, cooked, decorated, washed the dog, but.....there is still another component we need to focus on.

Creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your Thanksgiving guests. Try these tips:

- Dim your lights in your dining room and living area

- Add candles - no need for scented - your dinner is already creating a banquet of aromas.  I would suggest using the battery candles as they are not a fire hazzard

- Guest towels in the bathroom

 - Clear off clutter from coffee tables and end tables so your guests will have a place to put their drinks

 - Time your dishes so they are all ready at the same time.  I often write out a chart of what I am serving, and what time I need to put it in the oven so it will be ready at the same time as the other dishes.

 - Involve your friends and family in meal prep.  They will feel like contributers and will enjoy the comaraderie. 

 - Clearly have the "garbage" labeled for recycling and non-recycling

- Enjoy your people!!

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