Surprise! Our Best Tips For Handling Unexpected Guests

Surprise! Our Best Tips For Handling Unexpected Guests

Abby Stone
Nov 11, 2011

This time of year always brings with it a lot of entertaining. Sometimes it's planned — Thanksgiving preparations are well underway — but more often than not, the festive feel of the season combusts into a spontaneous get-together with little or no time to prepare. Whether the door opens to a truly unexpected guest (the friend who was in the neighborhood) or a flurry of phone calls concludes with everyone meeting up at your house, here's our best tips for hosting those unplanned moments.

Hosting
How To Always Be Prepared For Unexpected Guests
Apartment Therapy On: Unexpected Visitors
Entertaining On The Fly
Short Notice Entertaining

Cleaning
How to Clean Up Quickly Before Company Arrives
5 Things To Do 5 Minutes Before Company Arrives
Top 10 Foolproof Tricks To Clean Up Quick For Company
Faking A Clean House

Food & Drink
The One MInute Drink Chiller
Last Minute Appetizers For Unexpected Guests
Questions For Allie: What Can I Whip Up For Unexpected Visitors?

Image: Kathryn Wiens from Amanda & Lincoln's Eclectic Modern Home

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