It has become a Thanksgiving tradition. My sister Linda and her husband Jeff come over and stay with me for a few nights over the holiday and I love every minute of it. She’s a great house guest but that is not the case for everyone. Here are some of the worst things hosts say their guests have done.
I always do the holiday meals. Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving is all on me and I love doing it. One year one of my guests (I won’t name her by name) broke one of my antique dinner plates. I take part of the blame on that, perhaps I should not have served on the plates that I thought so much of. She said she would replace it, she didn’t. Breaking things is on the House Beautiful list of the worst things hosts say their guests have done.
Breaking a host’s belongings ranks number one on the list. Other guest no-no’s include over staying your welcome either the day of or for an extended period of time. No one likes a loud guest or a guest that feels free to turn the volume up on the music.
Do not arrive uninvited! Who would do this? Some people do. And it goes without saying to observe proper etiquette in the bathroom if you know what we are saying.
I love entertaining during the holidays but it is a lot of hard work, time, money and planning. The least a guest can do is enjoy themselves but respect the hostess and her(or his) home and belongings. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope the holiday brings you joy, gratitude, togetherness and peace.
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