Post # 1
I may be in the minority, but I love my in-laws! (which makes me really sad that other girls have such major issues with them) And they are coming to visit us Thursday-Monday for the first time since we were married.
I have been working my butt off all weekend and last night to make sure our condo is clean and stuff is organized. My husband was gone for work this weekend but totally came through for me last night and helped out a lot. I am also trying to figure out what to have around the house for them to eat and for snacks. We are going out for dinner every night except Thursday when they get here, which is nice so I don’t have to cook.
They have been here a lot before we were married/living together but now it just seems different. I want everything to be nice and make them feel special and welcome. Is that crazy? How did you prepare when your in-laws came to visit the first time after you were married? Any good “snack” ideas? 🙂
Post # 3
I can’t offer any advice because my in-laws have never stayed over since they only live about 15 mintues away. It’s great that you really love your in-laws, if I knew mine wanted to stay for more than a few hours I would probably get myself a hotel room to get out of the house, lol. Out of curiousity, have you ever been with them for 5 days 24/7 before, or was it just lots of visiting last time? I just ask because even though you sometimes really like someone, it’s still possible to get sick of them after spending every waking moment together for that many days.
Post # 4
We have spent a great deal of time with them 24/7. We have rented a beach house with them for a week for a few summers and they have visited before. I will be going to work Friday and Monday so I will have some time away as well.
I totally agree with you that it is possible to get sick of someone after spending that much time with them….and we have a 1 bedroom condo! And usually by the time they leave, we are ready to be back to just us 🙂
Post # 5
Fun! I love my in-laws too but luckily they live only a few minutes away so I’ve never had to stress out about this kind of situation. I’m not sure how I’d feel- but I think exactly like you do! My parents, however, live pretty far and come stay with us pretty frequently. My hubby handles it like you, too. He’s always trying to get them things and clean nicely and do things to make them feel comfortable. I usually go grocery shopping for food I know they like (which is easier since they are my parents, but I’d recommend fruit, chips or pita chips and some kind of dip, maybe some kind of fall-treat like caramel popcorn, nuts, cheese and crackers, etc) and drinks I know they like (some soda, flavored seltzer waters, milk, OJ, wine, beer- Octoberfest would be good for this time of year!) . Does that help??
Post # 6
My future in-laws are hispanic and love when I cook my southern cooking and more homemade desserts since his mom apparenlty can’t cook this stuff! That’s what she always says and I assure it is quite simple.
So maybe some home-make brownies, rice krispies (with peanut butter and chocolate on top *drools*, cookies, or pies/cakes?
Salsa/chips, cheese and crackers, nuts, pretzals/chips, fruit and veggies
I love making punch for people when they visit. Soda, juice, beer/wine
Puppy chow! OMG–we can go through gallons of this stuff when the family visits. lol.
Post # 7
My FIL’s have only stayed with us for about 2 weeks when they came to visit over Easter when we lived in D.C. We are fairly simple people when it comes to food/snacks (plus we have a picky 9 year old nephew). We had little snacky things like cheese and crackers, veggie tray fixins, fruit, salami roll ups (with cream cheese inside), chili dip (this is a local favorite in our home town), etc. Nothing too fancy or too hard to whip up in a jiffy (and able to be eaten without any utinsils). I would also suggest baking a little something if you’re decent in the kitchen like perhaps 2 bite brownies or something else little and tasty (think finger food). Hope it all goes well! 🙂
-‘Betty Crocker Baking’ Bella