Do you do more hosting or visiting over the holidays? We mostly visit, to be honest, and we don't really have room for overnight guests here. Which is a bummer, because I love a full house, especially at this time of year! I'm hosting a brunch this weekend for my girlfriends though, so I'm busy getting the house cleaned and decorated for them. I want them to feel super welcome, relaxed, and comfortable when they arrive. Playing hostess for me is all about the comfort and happiness of my guests.
If you have family or friends coming to stay with you over the holidays, the prep gets a little more intense. Like, no throwing the extra toys into a bedroom, because an overnight guest will need to sleep there! If you're like me, you'll want to be sure that your guests feel at home, by providing all the little extras to make their visit extra special. Think about the essentials they will need, but might have forgotten to pack (shampoo, moisturiser, toothbrush, etc.) plus those special touches that will make their stay extra special.
Here are a few tips from P&G to help you add some of those thoughtful touches that will make your home feel more like a hotel for your guests. Hotels go the extra mile, why not us hostesses too?
The BedroomSprinkle Downy Unstopables into your laundry to ensure sheets smell fresh and clean for their entire stay – adding a touch of luxury to their sleep! To be sure your guests feel relaxed place a Febreze Sugared Cranberry Candle on their bedside table – the aroma is certain to put them at ease! (My note - these candles really do smell ah-mazing!)
LaundryDoing laundry can not only be a hassle for guests, it is rarely ever a priority. With Tide-To-Go Pens, you can offer them the feeling of a crisp clean outfit instantly, in the event of a dinnertime mishap. Why not place one in the guest room for them?
The KitchenHarsh winter air and a sink full of dishes may sound like an unsavoury way to treat your special guests. Since they’re sure to be the first to lend a helping hand after dinner, show your gratitude and make dish washing a pleasant, post-dinner tradition. It’s simple: swap out your favourite scented suds for Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay, cutting turkey grease and rejuvenating your guests’ hands in just five washes!
The BathroomTravel sized portions of body wash, face cream, shampoo and conditioner are the perfect items to keep in the full bathroom for your overnight guests. As these products are often the first items forgotten when packing, guests will not have to worry when they see Olay Body Wash and Olay Regenerist waiting for them by the bathroom sink.
In the shower, add a couple shampoo and conditioner options to provide hair products that match your guests’ needs! With Pantene Smooth, your guests will have hair that stays super-sleek for up to 72 hours and, with Pantene Volume, guests who suffer from flat hair will experience 24-hour volume to get them through that holiday party!
The Finishing TouchLast but not least, remember: before the doorbell rings, spray the house with Febreze Frosted Pine Air Effects. You may be noseblind to your home smell, but guests are not!
A GiveawayP&G is offering this Holiday Hosting package to one lucky Raising My Boys reader, valued at approximately $40. It includes:
Olay Body Wash 50 mL
Olay Regenerist Sachets
Pantene Smooth Shampoo 50 mL
Pantene Smooth Conditioner 50 mL
Pantene Volume Shampoo 50 mL
Pantene Volume Conditioner 50 mL
Febreze Sugared Cranberry Candle
Febreze Frosted Pine Air Effects
Dawn Hand Renewal
Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EST, December 26. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Best of luck!
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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own. By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be resident in Canada.