Unexpected Guests? Here's How to Entertain Successfully at a Moment's Notice

Need to throw a party at the last minute? Don’t sweat it
Embrace your guests


Last minute party guests? Don't worry about it!

Whether your brother and sister-in-law have an unexpected layover in town, your kooky college roommate took a road trip detour to your doorstep, or your mom and dad decided to stop by for an evening unannounced, you don’t always know when you’re going to have guests at home. Life happens, and people get lonely or their circumstances change, especially as winter approaches. The next thing you know, you’re expected to feed and entertain a couple of guests — or a whole houseful — with little to no warning.

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Trying to play host to a crowd at a moment’s notice can be a stress-inducing nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be. The biggest key to pulling off a last-minute gathering is not to stress. Once that’s done, you can set the mood by cleaning and preparing some quick and easy party foods, throw on a playlist, and break out the board games.


Not every evening of entertaining has to be a big to-do, so keep that in mind. Now, get ready and check out how to entertain successfully at a moment’s notice. Your guests are on their way now!