Tuesday, November 11, 2014
If you have a vacation home, here are some holiday bed and breakfast ideas.
Christmas is all about the festivities, lights, sounds and smells. Load up the house with garlands of holly and fresh greens and add groups of three or more candles to enhance the experience. Consider wrapping outside trees and branches in tiny white lights encouraging guests to stroll the winter wonderland. Check with local organizations for carolers to bring favorite holiday music to the home. You may be able to get groups of children from the schools to put on a holiday show and they often ask only for donations. Keep various kinds of holiday music playing softly throughout the home as cheerful background sounds.
You may want to know who your guests are and what their customary celebrations are. Make it a personal and special time by blending different practices to create a unique environment which can be enjoyed by everyone.
Provide information on events taking place in and around your community that your guests may enjoy attending. Concerts, plays, tree lighting ceremonies, choirs and even elaborate light shows can be found in most towns.
Don't forget the traditional foods and drinks like eggnog, hot mulled cider, turkey, fruitcake or try an Old English style of bread pudding, goose and mince pies. Breakfast of fresh fruits, warm muffins or Eggs Benedict can be very satisfying, and what says 'holidays' better than
Keep the holiday lights on for New Year’s Eve, and offer your guests a Champagne toast at midnight to make them feel at home.
Many people travel for Thanksgiving visiting family for their feast and staying at a close Bed and Breakfast. A friendly gesture would be to allow them to invite relatives and friends by for libations and hors d'oeuvres. This would also allow some locals to experience the warm hospitality of your residence for future reference.
by: Palmetto Linen