- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
We’re having our first guests come next weekend from our home state (about 7 hours away) and I’m really excited! However, I have no idea what is expected out of DH and I!
We have four friends coming Friday afternoon and staying through Monday morning. I was trying to meal plan so that we can keep eating out to a minimum but am stuck on meals that are good for six people and fairly inexpensive.
I was thinking about grilling out burgers, brats, and corn on Friday night and potentially making some home made pizza for Saturday night. We also will buy pancake and bacon/sausage supplies for breakfast. What else should we get? What are good meals for 6 people that are easy to make and fairly cheap? I’m also trying to figure out some good snacks to have on hand!
If we do go out to eat, do DH and I offer to pay? I feel like as the hosts it might be weird to expect them to pay, but we can’t afford to do this more than once.
And for activities, such as a baseball game or bowling… do we pay for that? Should we just try to plan free activities?
I know a lot of this is probably specific to certain people but I guess I’m just looking for ideas in general and how you host weekend/overnight visitors. When I visit someone I certainly don’t mind paying to eat out and do activities but I’m not sure what is typically expected of hosts in this situation. So bees, any stories about your hosting experiences? What did you make to eat? What did you do over the weekend (free activities, you paid, or they paid)?
I swear I’m not *that* young. Just very inexperienced with guests and I want to make sure they have a great time!