Every woman, inviting into his home for friends and relatives who want to look the best hostess in the world. And experiencing anxiety associated with waiting and reception guests, we roll in his head are many nuances about the upcoming holiday: what meals are served what drinks to serve as a table, and it may be worth to decorate the apartment decorations in the theme of the forthcoming meeting? And so on to infinity. Certainly, every woman learned here their thoughts and feelings.
And to these questions do not torment you, let's try to understand that after all-is the key to hostess and how to receive guests in his home, all were satisfied?
Create a holiday atmosphere
The most difficult and troublesome part of the holiday - this is the beginning. Therefore, we must try to complete all the preparations at least forty minutes before the arrival of guests. So you will have time to relax a little and get away, for example, listen to good music. One that will cheer up, because the success of the holiday depends on the owner. Your attitude will be transferred instantly guests, and if you are lethargic and irritable, even the most delicious food will not save the evening of boredom and depression. By the way, after the arrival of the guests is not necessary to turn off the music, let it quietly sounds like a nice and easy "background".
In anticipation of guests required to ventilate the room to get rid of odors and a little cool air. You can light a short while scented candles, because the fresh air filled with pleasant and unobtrusive smell much nicer than the flavors of the cuisine, hovering after the preparation of festive dishes.
If it's damp weather, the hostess can get confused - and whether to offer guests pereobutsya in slippers? The answer can be only one - not. It is simply contrary to etiquette. In this case it is best to remove the floor carpet. After all the guests will come to your house with ornate and slippers just spoil all the charm of a holiday, and mood of the guests, and especially the female half.
We serve an table
The most common reception coupled with meaningful to you or your family event. Therefore environment must comply holiday and please the eyes of all those present. And here the main role of laying and dressing table. In this regard, there are several current rules, the use of which will help you rise to the occasion in the organization of any holiday:
- Set the table in the most convenient place in the room, that nothing prevented the guests coming to him.
- By the choice of chairs is also necessary to approach seriously. They should be the most comfortable. Considered the best option chairs that give each person at the table about sixty centimeters of personal space.
- For important events best suited white tablecloth, well-ironed and starched.
- Choose dishes in one style, and never use a chipped plate. The main thing to remember - the whole situation should look harmonious and match the room.
- To make the celebration of sophistication, can be used to decorate the room and table fresh flowers and candles. Flowers are placed in a low vase with a wide neck, and after the guests rassyadutsya in its place - lit candles.
- Do not forget the napkins, they should be in harmony with the tablecloth. Very well will look napkins folded in the shape of a flower. They can be placed directly on the plate or slightly above.
Despite the fact that the invitation has been scheduled for a certain time, some of the guests are delayed by at least fifteen minutes. So you have to remember how usually take guests just come for a holiday and not let them get bored. It may help easy appetizer and snacks. For example, it will look great three-tiered bowl with different varieties of cheese, all kinds of nuts and fruits.
You do not need to file as an aperitif spirits. A couple of kinds of good wine will be enough. Creating thus an easy and uninhibited atmosphere, you're sure to come before all the guests wait for the latecomers a casual conversation, while maintaining a positive attitude.
At the table
If you do everything according to the rules of etiquette, it is necessary to take into account that the most honorable place is in the middle of the table, not at the end, as many believe. And if the table is located opposite the door, the place that was looking at her, and will be the main. Of course, at home does not necessarily adhere to the rules of the landing, which was adopted at the major diplomatic events.
However, we should remember that birthday always takes the place of honor. Beside him seated close to him. And if among the invited guests there are older people, they should sit as far from the edge of the table. It should also pay attention to the fact that the woman did not sit next to a woman and man to man. Husband and wife, too, need to sit down with each other.
Any owner probably wonders how to receive guests so that they do not get bored? How to behave at the table, nothing to talk about, someone to pay attention to? If you know of people visiting, try to sit them depending on the characteristics of temperament. Those who like to listen to, plant next to those who love to talk and manages to be interested in conversation.
The mistress should never show your bad temper. Whatever you were concerned - move problems into the background. Who is most important for you, the mood of people gathered in your house. It depends on you how to turn the conversation, if it became necessary, direct the conversation back on track. Do not let the guests talk on dull threads connect to interview all those who, in your opinion, was bored and did not know what to do.
Never stop your attention on one of the guests. You are the mistress, which means you need to pay equal attention to all those present. And if you notice that one of the guests carried away and rest tired inappropriate conversations, tactful and polite, try to change the subject of conversation.
If you come with children ...
How to take the children away? The question is not easy. In this case, you need to exercise caution, tact, and, of course, affability. For many children hesitate at the sight of a big company, and adults do not know how to behave in a given situation. In this case, it will be easier if at least three children. Just give them to the "mercy" a separate room, where a small table set with food and drinks. Take care of the entertainment for the kids, but if you know in advance that you are expected to visit the children, a room for them can be decorated with balloons, colorful stock up on interesting books, cartoons and fairy tales.
But do not forget that you need to go and see to the kids - to verify whether they met as a relationship, if they do not get bored. If your family has its own child, he, as the owner can take responsibility for their guests themselves. About a day or two before the holiday assemble a family council in which the word and let your child. Let him figure out how to entertain friends, tell him a few fun contests, prizes advance please be unpretentious.
Taking advantage of all the tips given above, and showing little imagination, you will always look in the eyes of the guests the most hospitable hosts. And the question of how to take in his house guests will be able to easily answer - happily, wholeheartedly and enthusiastically!