The first goal of any host is to make your guests feel warm and welcomed the second you greet them, especially since guests might have gone out of their way to arrive (for example:leaving work early, fighting traffic, arranging for childcare).
Try to greet each guest with a sincere thank you and welcome. Even if it’s someone you see regularly, an inviting welcome is a staple for any modern host.
Offer to take their belongings (coats, umbrella, bag) and place it out of the way in a closet or bedroom. This allows for guests to feel comfortable and also leave their hands free to hold a beverage or shake hands and greet other guests.
This Social Q comes from our Summer 2016 Box, released in June 2016.