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The five secrets of hospitality.


And here we are again at Sweet blog, the sweetest blog online.
We hope you didn't miss us too much.

We at Sweet crib take great pride in being a platform that connects people.

Therefore, it only Makes sense that we review for you one of the most important issues related to the home concept that also deals with human connection -Hospitality.

Although there may be a tendency not to appreciate the concept of hospitality properly, we do not think so. On the contrary, in our view, it is an essential matter beyond a physical meeting between friends.

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests."

Apart from the accurate factual description in this quote, if we dive into it a little deeper, we will notice that the principle of human connection, which we discussed above, occupies a central place. When you host another person in your home with great kindness, you give them something tiny from you that contributes to the human connection of all of us and contributes a little to make the world a better place.

Hosting people in your home is a fun activity with many virtues. Apart from being an excellent tool for strengthening the bonding between you and your loved ones, it will also give the host a sense of satisfaction and self-fulfillment.

In this article, We will tell you about the five tips that will turn you into the perfect host. One that will make everyone wish to be invited to a brunch at their home.

Shall we?



1. preparation.

Benjamin Franklin once said:
"failing to prepare is preparing to fail."

Like most things in life, preparation is a critical key to your success, and this is doubly true when it comes to hosting.

The first and most crucial part of your preliminary preparation should ensure the total fulfillment of the three hospitality principles. Or as we at Sweet crib usually call them: "Cco."

Applying these principles will ensure that your home's preliminary preparation before guests' arrival will be ideal.

Clean and tidy - Cleanliness and orderliness - during the day before the guest's arrival, ensure that your home is as orderly and clean as possible. Besides the well-known importance of a clean and tidy house, it will help you welcome your guests properly. You can read here about practical tips that will help you clean your home.

Comfortable - Comfort is one of the essential things in life in various aspects. Home comfort is just one of them.
Although comfort is a dynamic concept for each person, everyone has their own definition for it and how to achieve it. However, still, it can be roughly estimated that, at least regarding the feeling of comfort, there is a fairly broad agreement.

Therefore, create a homely atmosphere that will be as comfortable as possible for you and your guests. You can get here great tips on how to do it.

Odors - Diana Ackerman once said, "Nothing is more memorable than a smell."

The importance of a good home fragrance cannot be overstated. It's the first thing that accompanies everyone entering your home from the first second, even before they see anything.
We have dedicated a great article to this on our sweet blog.

Make sure you do everything necessary to make your home smell good before your guests arrive (and in general). As we will see later, this is a significant part of the means to becoming an elite host.


Home productsDo what is required to be ready


It goes without saying that increased attention to small details is essential in each Cco component.



2. Special adjustments.

Have you ever asked yourself what the thing that gives the highest value to any service whatsoever is?

The answer is giving uniqueness by enabling special adjustments. And the best way to do this is by getting to know the customer and their personal preferences.

Any beginner salesperson will tell you that providing customer experiences tailored to the consumer's individual needs and preferences will be the most effective for the success of your business goal.

The main reason for this is those personal adjustments made for him make the customer feel special and even a little more confident that he is making the right decision. It also contributes to the credibility of the brand.

The same applies to hospitality. If you want to become the perfect host, you have to make sure that your guests feel at home as much as possible and that their personal preferences are given a meaningful expression. You can create special adjustments in your home as part of the hospitality for their specific taste.

How do you do it? You must be asking.

Well, if you already have a good knowledge of your guests' personal preferences, then you have solved half the problem. Just make sure to create a hosting framework that will be as close as possible to their taste. This applies to a wide variety of things. Starting with flavors, through fragrances and music, and ending with home furnishings for them.

The problems start when you are not properly aware of their personal preferences. What do they like to eat? What smells do they prefer, and what is the content of the conversations they will appreciate during the stay?
Suppose this is the case, and you are still interested in creating the perfect hospitality experience. In that case, you must do your homework and know the answers to all these questions before arrival.


Home productsEvery person is different. Discover the particular preferences of your guests

This is the only way you can create a personalized hosting experience. One that will make them appreciate your hospitality and upgrade your hospitality skills considerably.



3. Providing social content.

As most of us know, hospitality is not limited to food alone. Much more than that, its essence is creating an atmosphere of connection among several people while doing so in the house of one of them.
Therefore, filling that social encounter with social content is integral to quality hospitality.

It can be a refreshing quiz, truth or dare, drawing games (one person draws without explanation on a board and his friend tries to understand the meaning of the drawing), "Who am I?" games, Catan, Monopoly, board games, trivia, and more. Lots more.

By the way, the social content is not limited to games only. It can also be a nice movie or a shared discussion circle concerning the group's particular topic of interest.


Home productsEnrich your hosting with quality social content

The guiding principle is that to become the hospitality masters you want to be, you must take care to fill the hospitality framework with other topics besides food and drink. You will be surprised how happy it will make your guests. You can see more about it here.



4. Feelings.

Helen Keller once said: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched."

Although the origin of the emotions is not always clear to us, still, we can roughly say which state of mind We are in following them. Are we good? Are we bad? Are we excited/anxious? and so on.

It can be said that the above three tips on how to become the perfect host are pretty well known. Most people do already know that they should take care of ideal preparation and make adjustments for their guests. These are quite trivial things. But the tip in this section and the one after it are our special input for you, So pay close attention.

In order to become the master of hospitality, apart from fulfilling his physical desires (the taste of the food, aromas, etc.), you must also give him emotional satisfaction. You need to understand his favorite emotions and how, as hosts, you can evoke them in him while he is in your home.
If, for that matter, you know that your guest is very fond of spiritual experiences, then maybe the aroma of incense in the center of the living room and calm shamanic music may very well blow his mind.

If you know that his favorite design style is minimalism due to his space-loving approach, it would be wise of you to arrange the sitting area so that there is a lot of open space in front of his eyes. There is no doubt that it is straight in him peace and openness.

If you have advanced knowledge that your guest is an avid lover of classical music, it would be very wise of you to play (dimly and quietly) some Mozart and Beethoven throughout the house. It will give her comfort and joy without realizing where it comes from.


Home productsEmotional satisfaction is just as important as physical satisfaction

The guiding principle is that making personal adjustments to your guests' wishes and not just to their physical needs is possible and proper. By doing so, you will generously give your guests emotional, not just physical, satisfaction.
It goes without saying that it is not an easy task here too. You must first do your homework and find out what these desires of theirs are.
But once you discover it - the way to do it becomes more straightforward.

Due to the sensitivity of dealing with feelings (of others), you must understand that the tip in this section is quite delicate and requires a thorough understanding. Please give it a lot of thought before trying to implement it.



5. Your special thing.

There is an old saying attributed to Coco Chanel:
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different."

Look, there are more than enough ordinary people/phenomena in the world. And, yes, also ordinary hosts.
To be the best, you have to be a little different. We hinted at this briefly in tip number 4.

Try to bring your "special thing" to the hospitality experience you give your guests.
Although we are quite aware that it is a somewhat vague concept, we still believe that if most of us take a deep look into it for a moment, they will understand what we are talking about.

Each of us has a specific personality stamp unique only to him. Your task is to create a reality in which after John or Melissa walk out the door of your house after an evening together, they will stop for a second and wonder in their mind for a moment while sighing with satisfaction: "Wow, I only have this thing here."


Home productsServe something unique to guests


By the way, it is not at all sure that they even knew what this particular thing was that they cherished so much. As a paraphrase of the quote from Helen Keller at the beginning of the previous section:
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched." We will add:

"it can be felt for a few vague and magical seconds."

In the end, everyone can prepare a good meal\make special adjustments for their guests\make fun board games - but if you want to become the experts of the perfect hospitality, you have to serve a little of "yourself" and make sure that when the "customer" leaves your house, he stays with the unique taste you gave to him. One he can't get anywhere else.


In conclusion, we hope that if you are one of those looking to upgrade your home hosting skills, this article has helped you to some extent.

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