Everyone appreciates a pitcher of ice cold, filtered water served straight from the fridge. Keep it stocked and convenient.
Pay attention to the significance of ice. Never serve a warm drink to guests, so make sure you stock up enough ice.
An easily accessible bottle opener is another must-have if you plan on enjoying the wine or mineral water that your friend so thoughtfully brought.
Some guests may have trouble opening bottles without assistance, so having both a manual and automatic opener on hand is a good idea.
Stoller points out that having cute aprons in the kitchen is a nice touch because guests are likely to offer to help with cooking or serving.
When hosting, having them on hand is helpful because we all value a clean appearance.
When not replaced frequently, sponges are one of the most common sources of bacterial and viral contamination in the kitchen.
Kind visitors may offer to help with the dishes, so provide them with a clean, moist sponge.
Even if you don't like either tea or coffee, as a host you should always have some on hand.