It has been awhile since I had guests at home. I missed entertaining. I missed preparing, cooking and table setting. I got excited when my friend called to say she wanted to visit me at home.
I find it important to put in a little extra effort when guests come over. I make sure the house is tidy. I also appreciate homes that smell good. I remember visiting a friend’s condominium. Every nook of their place had a hint of a floral scent. I searched for it and I found this small diffusers plugged in. From then on, I started collecting Voluspa and Bath & Body Works candles. I was also lucky to be gifted by a good friend a Lampe Berger Paris diffuser. Now, whenever I have guests, I make sure I light a candle in our living room or plug in my eletric aroma diffuser.
They say entertaining is an art. Provide food that everybody would like. This is also not the time to experiment, I’ve done this a couple of times and ended up making a mess. Make sure the food is of good quality and is attractively presented, as great meals are one of the easiest ways to please your guests.
I took out my white floral teacups and plates. I also have different sizes of doilies at home. Putting flowers and candles can also add a nice touch to your presentation. Little details make all the difference when welcoming a guest into your home.
Since this was an afternoon tea, I decided to prepare a heavy meal in case we got hungry. True enough, we started with the lasagna before heading to the living room for tea.
I know it’s a little burnt on top but my friend loved it. In fact, she requested to bring home her leftover so I gave her an extra batch. She texted me as soon as she got home to ask if she can order my lasagna. (hmm..a new business venture perhaps?😉
2 thoughts on “First Tea Time for 2016”
What a lovely photo of the cup of tea at the end of the list.