8 Ways to Prepare for Unexpected Guests

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Oh the joys of the holiday season are upon us! You will have food to make, gifts to wrap, rooms to clean and I bet you may even have a few unexpected guests stop in. ‘Tis the season of toasting and hosting! Sounds like the perfect theme for a Christmas song. I promise not to sing, but I am sharing this post 8 Ways to Prepare for Unexpected Guests sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.

Tis the Season for hosting and toasting! Let #Babbleboxx help prepare you for those unexpected guests! AD

 

 

Tis the Season for hosting and toasting! Let #Babbleboxx help prepare you for those unexpected guests! AD

8 Ways to Prepare for Unexpected Guests

Clean up in less than 30 minutes – Unexpected guests aren’t showing up to check on the cleanliness of your home, but you want it to be clean enough to entertain, right? Here are a few tips that you can use to do a quick clean up in 30 minutes or less.

Grab a laundry basket and fill it with all the unnecessary clutter in all of your rooms. Then put that laundry basket in a closet until you have time to go through it. Make sure your bathroom and kitchen are clean by using a cleaning wipe on all exposed services.

Shut bedroom and closet doors. Ensure that essential bathroom supplies are stocked and accessible. I know you and your guests will enjoy the simplehuman foam soap dispenser. It’s touch-free, so no germs or smudges left behind. Oh and one of my favorite parts, the refills are super easy. You just eject the old cartridge and insert a new one. No more liquid soap spills all over the bathroom! The pump is rechargeable, one charge lasts up to 3 months, and the soap dispenser will match seamlessly with any bathroom decor.

Tis the Season for hosting and toasting! Let #Babbleboxx help prepare you for those unexpected guests! AD

Set the mood – Light a few candles, fluff the pillows and get the board games ready. Make the arrival of unexpected guests fun and lighthearted, not stressful.

Snacks are a must – It never fails if you have unexpected guests stop in they are bound to be hungry. Have fun and curate a few snack stations at designated eating spaces throughout your home. Hopefully that will keep the mess to a minimum and satisfy all.

Speaking of snacks, the  Sunsweet Tropicals I tried were delicious.  Both the Sunsweet Philippine Green Mango and Sunsweet Thai Coconut Chips were the perfect sweet and succulent snack to satisfy my sweet tooth.  Having a healthy go-to snack with resealable bags on hand will make the refills delicious and easy. You can grab your own snacks and save with this $1 coupon to save on Sunsweet Pacific Tropicals.

Tis the Season for hosting and toasting! Let #Babbleboxx help prepare you for those unexpected guests! AD

Make easy meals – Having easy to prepare meal staples on hand will help make the arrival of unexpected guests easier. Hungry people get cranky. Have a plan so you can ensure you serve a meal that will satisfy every appetite.

Consider stocking up on Annie’s Organic Chicken Noodle Soup.  Your soup will contain no artificial flavors, synthetic colors, preservatives, MSG, yeast extract or antibiotics. Kids and adults can enjoy this certified organic kid soup that you open, heat and eat in just a few minutes.

Be sure to visit Annie’s for coupons to save on organic kid soups and cheddar bunnies, too.

Tis the Season for hosting and toasting! Let #Babbleboxx help prepare you for those unexpected guests! AD

Now that the kids are fed, don’t forget those hungry adults, too.  Impress your unexpected guests with simple and quick Mediterranean Food made with just a few simple steps. Wild Garden Quick Marinades and Heat and Serve Pilafs can turn an average meal into quick and easy gourmet dish in less than time than it takes to pick up takeout. Be sure to check out all the great recipes.

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You can find Wild Garden products on the shelves in major national grocers and online at WildGarden.com.

Prepare for kids – You have the kids fed, now let’s keep them entertained. Keep a kid’s basket stocked with a few simple coloring books, crayons, playing cards, books and kid-friendly DVDs. If the kids are happy the adults can have a fun time, too.  and books will keep the little ones entertained for hours.

Tis the Season for hosting and toasting! Let #Babbleboxx help prepare you for those unexpected guests! AD

Kids will need snacks, too. Pretzel Crisps are available in dozens of savory and sweet flavors, and also in several Gluten Free varieties. Pretzel Crisps served with a fun dip would be a great kid-friendly snack to serve. You can find the Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps in the deli section of your favorite stores.

Have drinks chilled – Make sure the refrigerator is stocked with plenty of refreshment for all.

Babies and toddlers will love to squeeze and slurp the tasty organic Ella’s Kitchen Red One wholesome fruit smoothies that are easy to serve and clean up during meals or snacks.

Serve plenty of ice cold  LaCroix 100% Natural Sparkling Water. Cúrate Melón Pomelo is the perfect blend of ripe cantaloupe essence infused with pink grapefruit. It’s a carbonated tangy duo with a touch of sweetness that will keep those unexpected guests refreshed and hydrated with its sparkling bubbles.

Tis the Season for hosting and toasting! Let #Babbleboxx help prepare you for those unexpected guests! AD

You can serve LaCroix with pride. It contains no sodium, no caffeine, no calories, no fat, no sweeteners

Keep a few simple and thoughtful gifts on hand just in case Have a few already wrapped gifts ready and waiting under the Christmas tree. It’s always better to give then receive and your guests will be honored you thought about their needs this holiday season.

GreenPan healthy cookware would be the perfect gift to have under the tree. You can find all of the products online, here.

GreenPan is the pioneer in Healthy Ceramic NonStick Cookware. Your foods will get the perfect crisp and evenly browned foods with less oil because of the excellent heat conduction. The cookware is made with no toxic chemicals: no PFOA, no PFAS, no lead, no cadmium. GreenPan is easy to clean and the classic pots and pans are made of hard anodized aluminum and the modern stainless steel handles give them an elegant accent.

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Relax – Take a breath and enjoy the moment. Your unexpected guests came by to see you! Take the time to enjoy the company and have a fun-filled visit.

8 Ways to Prepare for Unexpected Guests

I think your unexpected guests will be thrilled with your hosting and toasting abilities when you have these products on hand to make you look like the hostess with the mostess!

Tis the Season for hosting and toasting! Let #Babbleboxx help prepare you for those unexpected guests! AD

Which products would your unexpected guests be talking about for years to come?

 

 

 

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Camille
    December 14, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Great ideas. I sometimes forget to prepare entertainment for kids ha ha ha. And having simple gifts prepared for unexpected guests is a thumbs up!

  • Reply
    Janet Vinyard
    December 16, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Hi Michele, Great tips! Lighting some candles always makes everything nicer, in my opinion! I also spray the living room furniture with Febreze to make everything smell nice too! Thanks for the information! Blessings, Janet

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