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Welcome Family, come on in… I absolutely love the Holidays. The fun festivities, the gatherings, the delicious food and the “family”. I’ve always enjoyed preparing for guests. As a Puerto Rican woman, it is part of my culture to ensure my guests feel the warm welcome of family. I take pride in my home and creating an environment where everyone can relax and enjoy themselves. It truly begins with home. Every detail plays a role in setting a welcoming atmosphere, from the decor to the food, it helps set a mood and encourages friendly banter without secluding anyone.
4 Tips to Welcome Family
Always start with candles. I’m probably THE biggest advocate for candles because they create a base for cozy and a pleasantly aromatic environment. I often choose colors that coordinate with my decor/theme and scents that resonate with the season.
No one must go hungry. That is a standard. You come, you eat. I love making some form of comfort food. Casseroles fair well when feeding large crowds. This here is a Shepherd’s Pie, while not a Puerto Rican recipe, it’s flavor is infused with traditional Hispanic spices giving it a nice spin on the traditional dish.
After dinner, it is common to indulge in a cup of coffee. The best conversations are had over coffee. Let’s be honest, when it’s cold outside, or when you’re having bread or dessert, a great cup of fresh coffee, goes really well.
There is nothing worse than going to the bathroom and finding that there’s no toilet paper, or going to wash your hands and there’s no soap. Let’s make sure your guest have everything they need. We stock up on Kimberly Clark essentials at BJ’s to save us time and money. With everything in one place, we’re able to spend more time preparing for family time. Our bathroom essentials include toilet paper, tissues, air freshener, hand soap, and lotion. Don’t have a BJ’s Membership, grab this offer for a complimentary 60 Day Membership valid through 12/31/2015.
Atmosphere, food, coffee, and essentials, we use these 4 tips to create a warm environment to Welcome family in our home during the holidays and always.
How do you welcome family? Do you have a great tip to share? Leave us a comment below.
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