We’re expecting visitors again this weekend. Our friends from back home are staying with us Saturday and Sunday nights.
When it comes to entertaining visitors, I tend to have a pretty relaxed attitude. After all, they’re coming to see us, not for a nonstop agenda of activities. But it does help to have some fun activities planned to make sure that we all have a good time together.
Here are some budget activities I’ve come up with:
Give them a tour.
Now is the perfect time to view your city through the eyes of a tourist. Normally mundane things (like your city’s downtown area or landmarks) may be interesting to your guests. Check out museums and historic sites in your area. If you live in a small town, consider a day trip to the nearest metropolitan area.
Take the scenic route.
If you live in a small town, you probably live near some beautiful countryside. Take a mini-road trip through the country and stop for a picnic.
Have a dinner party.
Since your guests have traveled to see you, chances are they don’t live close enough to pop in for a traditional dinner party. Now is your chance to have one. Plan a special meal, break out your best dishes, and have a fancy dinner party.
Play a game.
When all else fails, board games are a good way to keep everyone entertained while continued to socialize. If you run out of ideas, maybe it’s time for Scrabble.
How do you entertain your visitors?