In case you didn’t know, I have a day job where I serve as the accounting assistant. However…I also serve as an unofficial member of the party planning committee! There are plenty of times in the work place where the skills of homemaking transfer well to a certain task or event. I’ve found that to be especially true in the small businesses and non-profits where I’ve worked the last ten years here in the South. We have lots of parties, meals and reasons for food. 🙂
Recently I had the chance to put together hospitality baskets for some VIP’s at work, and it was so much fun to be creative with them! I spent just over $20 on each basket using items from Aldi and Dollar Tree. Here’s what they looked like all wrapped up:
Watch my video below to see what I put in each basket. These would be great for several types of situations:
- Welcome a new neighbor who’s just moved in
- Send with someone who is moving away
- Give to a college student living on campus
- Give to an evangelist, missionary or gospel singer visiting your church
- Welcome guests attending your wedding or event from out of town – especially if they are staying in a hotel
While we’re talking about hospitality, let me tell you about a book I’m reading. It’s called Just Open the Door and was written by Jen Schmidt of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. This book is so helpful and practical, but it’s also challenging my thinking about hospitality in general. I’m a Southern girl who will always love “entertaining,” but I’m re-evaluating my perspective in light of the way she defines hospitality.
I love this quote, “The heart of hospitality [is] to point others to Him, to love on one another while affirming His goodness.” I’m realizing that hospitality is not so much about me as the hostess as it is about pointing my guests to Jesus!
Have a lovely weekend!