Come on, let’s be real–it’s great to host a party, but so much better when we are guests!! We all know hosting parties are a lot of work so always try to be a pleasant guest and one a host will want to invite back. A small token of appreciation shows that you are grateful and aware of the efforts a party takes.
It doesn’t have to be an expensive gift either, now if you want to splurge I won’t complain. A nice bottle of wine can be pricey, but it’s up to you how much you want to spend. I personally think flowers are a great gift. But please do not show up with flowers still wrapped in the cellophane. Even though it is appreciated you will be giving the host additional work to do by setting up your flowers. Keep it simple, grab a small bouquet and vase from your local flower shop or even supermarket. Cut the ends off the flowers and arrange it in the vase and voila you have a great host gift that perhaps took 5 mins to set up and can cost as much or as little as you like. Some supermarkets and flower shops will even set it up for you if you are not skilled in that department.
Here is an easy one for less than $20:
- A bunch of hydrangeas can range from $4-$8
- A small round vase at $5-$10
Pictured above, this arrangement is so easy to make, inexpensive and looks great!
If you know your host is not a flower person, grab a nice candle. Black Tie from Bath & Body is one of my personal favorites.
The goal is to give the host something that will complement the party, which they will appreciate and can even put to use during the event. What other gift ideas do you guys have? Feel free to comment below.