40-Day Challenge Day 16

If you will be hosting overnight guests during the holidays, make sure you’ve planned for extra expenses like transportation and food. If your guests are not staying overnight with you, offer them hotel recommendations and assistance with making reservations. They need to do this well in advance. Like today!

Listen …

Inviting friends and family to your home during the holidays doesn’t have to cost a fortune. The key to effective entertaining is to remember that your guests are far more interested in spending time with you than seeing you fret and fume as you attempt to pull off the event of the century. 

Over the years, I have collected many tips and tricks for how to do things better and cheaper when it comes to holiday entertaining. And my best lessons came as a result of discovering what doesn’t work. 

“If there is one thing I’ve learned that rises to the top of things you need to know, it is this: Above all, relax. What’s important is that you can enjoy your guests themselves.


Intro, Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, Day 15

More from Everyday Cheapskate

Mother's Day 5-14-23
Basket with easter eggs on white background
Corned beef with cabbage and potatoes on a serving platter
Football party food, super bowl day, nachos salsa guacamole
On the 2022 calendar, the date 14 February is marked in red pencil - Valentine's Day. Flat lay
Valentines day greeting card with rose flowers and gift box on white wooden background
Friends With Sparklers Eating Food And Enjoying Party
Colleagues at the office exchanged gifts for Christmas. A group of employees. The concept of surprises, greetings and secret Santa.
Family tradition of playing a game in front of Christmas Tree

Please keep your comments positive, encouraging, helpful, brief,
and on-topic in keeping with EC Commenting Guidelines

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Caught yourself reading all the way 'til the end? Why not share with a friend.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *