October 13, 2020 1 min read 6 Comments
At Carolina Dandy, our mission is to inspire gracious living and Southern hospitality. It's showing love and grace to all who come through your door. It's the care and attention you give to your guests that make them feel special. Each week, you'll find a quick and easy hostess tip that inspires a gracious life, leaving others loved and cared for in your presence.
Today's quick and intentional tip to welcoming others into your home is to make sure you have an snack on hand for their arrival. One of my favorite ways to do this is by whipping up a charcuterie or cheese board. I can easily keep most ingredients on hand, and once I know the guests are arriving soon, I'll put the board together. Many guests come in starving so a thoughtful bite to eat and drink is an easy way to be an intentional hostess. My grandmother always said that to fill up their bellies before anything else!
Charcuterie or cheese boards can be as simple or as complicated as you make them so here's my go-to for keeping it simple:
2. Add cheese and crackers
3. Add fruit and a jelly/jam (a fun layer to this is to have something local on hand for your guests to eat).
4. Grab cocktail napkins and drinks for guests and you're ready for the doorbell ring!
Do you have a go-to appetizer or snack that you like to serve your guests upon their arrival? Comment below and share yours!