Today is the last post in my series on hospitality. If you missed any posts, here are the links.
I’ve really enjoyed doing this series. I’m so thankful that Amanda has given me the space on her blog to share what I’ve been learning. I hope it’s been a help to you.
Today I’m going to share a few simple ideas. Ideas that I’ve found to make hospitality easier in your home.
* Open House
We did this last winter around Christmas time, and it was a hit. We invited everyone in the church to drop in any time between 6 pm and 9 pm on a certain evening. We do have a small church, so it wasn’t like we were inviting 250 people over! I had finger food prepared, and people could come and go as they pleased. I only had to clean my house once, and it brought many people to our house. It was convenient as well for those who had plans that evening as they could drop in and stay for as long as they were able.
* Diaper Shower
I’ve had a few diaper showers at my house for friends. They are easy to do. I do a drop in style event. No one is too interested watching a new mother open 20 packages of diapers. So people can come and go as they please. I usually just have a punch and a cake for food. I don’t do a whole lot of decorating, just a few balloons and cute plates.
My husband built a simple fire pit in our back yard. It cost $30, but it’s given us many opportunities to show hospitality. We’ve had many groups of people over to have hot dogs or s’mores. I have a table out on the deck, and I set all the food up on it. It’s nothing fancy, but we’ve made a lot of memories around that fire pit.
I hope these ideas help you out! Please share some of your creative ideas to show hospitality. I need some new ideas!
Thank you to all who’ve stuck with me through this series. I trust it was a help to those of you who like me, struggle to show hospitality at times. Remember…”It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35