The holiday season is coming to a close fast. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is closing in so fast. As a matter of fact, it’s just a little over a week away. Many families play host to other family members and even friends during this time of year. Some families even throw holiday themed parties for everyone to enjoy. I love to host people over for the holidays, but with a full household already, it can get pretty crowded. Occasionally we have family stay with us to spend some quality time together. When you play host, you have to make sure you have the necessities to do so, You have to be fully prepared for every known aspect of being a host. I have several items that are a must have, so check out the information below.
When you have guests over, entertaining them can be done in different ways. Plus your guests may want some alone time at some point of the day. Keeping books or magazines around the house (guest room or living room) offers them a time of relaxation. I have a bookshelf with an enormous selection of titles. So in case they don’t have their own, they can pick from whatever I have.
Snacks & Drinks
Now we all know your guests are going to get hungry at some point in time. The absolute last thing you want is your guests struggling to find food, right? So, when you are hosting, you have to remember that and provide a variety of snacks for everyone to defeat their cravings. Fruit, cookies, and even chips are perfect for those random munchie periods. Also, you might want to keep some bottled drinks around as well; you have to have something to wash those indulging snacks down.
Everybody feels different when it comes to the temperature. Some like the cold, some like the heat, but you have to make sure everyone is comfortable. Keeping the temperature just right, and keeping extra blankets around would be a great first step. I always offer a few extra blankets when I’m hosting guests. Although if they decline, I still leave them out just in case they change their minds.
Quality Paper Products
Having the right paper products can help a lot when having guests over. You can’t go wrong with the best quality paper products out there.
Viva® Big Roll Paper Towels are always first on my list. With the durable, cloth-like texture, they are tough enough for tough cleaning jobs. Not only that but they are soft enough to use for cleaning up little hands and faces. You get plenty of sheets per roll, and of course, they are budget friendly too. I love the choose-a-size sheet option, so I don’t have to waste a full paper towel. This gives you the ability to use less instead of using it all.
Toilet paper is a definite must have when you are hosting during the holidays. We have three bathrooms in our home, and in every bathroom is a holiday style basket filled with Cottonelle® and Scott® toilet paper. Cottonelle® Ultra Comfort Care Toilet Paper is ultra cushiony, ultra luxurious, for an ultra clean feeling. While Scott® 1100 Bathroom Tissues give you quality performance and long-lasting value you want in a toilet tissue. My guess will have the choice between these two amazing toilet papers.
Since the holidays usually fall during the cold season, it’s nice to keep tissues around the house. Kleenex® Holiday Ovals or Kleenex® Perfect Fit Holiday Canisters would be the perfect pick-up for the occasion. The slim canisters can fit on most tables while the bigger ones can be placed anywhere. These unique canisters are also decorative, adding a little be of holiday spirit to the room. You wouldn’t want your guests to be embarrassed because of the sniffles. Adding Kleenex® into the mix brings festive designs and no more holiday sniffles.
Searching for these products won’t be a problem at all. Cottonelle, Kleenex, Scott and Viva products are also available at Walmart via the Ibotta App. With the Ibotta App you can get:
- $1 off Cottonelle 12-ct or larger
- $1 off Scott 12-ct or larger
- $1 off Viva 6-ct or larger
- Buy two products and get an extra dollar back
Getting everything ready for the holidays can be fun. Although after making your purchases, it’s great to be able to get a some money back in your pocket by using the Ibotta App. These items can make hosting for the holidays easier than ever, so get a head start on preparation.
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