Here’s How To Host A Successful Coffee Morning With Friends
You’ll likely meet your group of friends at different venues at times. Sometimes, it’s more comfortable and fun for each friend to take it in turns hosting coffee mornings at their homes. If you’ve never done something like that before, but you’re keen to leave a lasting impression on your friends, don’t fret. It’s easier than you think to host a coffee morning at home, plus it’s not a stressful event that requires lots of planning and coordination.
Here are some handy hints and tips to help you set up your future coffee morning with your friends:
Check Everyone’s Dietary Requirements
Before you do anything for your upcoming coffee morning, you will first need to check everyone’s dietary requirements. The chances are high that one or more of your friends that you’re inviting to your coffee morning may have allergies or intolerances. For example, one person might be lactose-intolerant, and another may have an allergy to certain ingredients used in cakes, breads, and so forth. The last thing you want to happen is for some of your friends to feel ill due to something they’ve consumed at your home.
Clean And Tidy Up Your Living Room And Kitchen
It might seem like an obvious point to make, but it’s one that some people forget to do in their haste. It’s a good idea to keep your shared living spaces like your living room and kitchen clean and tidy before hosting your friends for a coffee morning. Yes, it will give a good impression about your home and cleaning habits. But, it will also mean you won’t encounter any embarrassing moments with your friends, such as anyone sitting on leftover food on your sofa or dog hair ingrained in your carpets.
Play Some Background Music
Music is always a good idea to have playing in the background whenever there’s a hosted coffee morning. It can fill the room if there are any quiet periods where few people are talking, and it could even get you and your friends in a dancing mood! Just ensure you’re playing music that everyone will enjoy, and one that will set the tone for your coffee morning.
Bake Some Snacks
Offering your friends hot beverages like coffee is one thing. But, it’s also good to provide them with some light home-baked snacks to enjoy with their drinks. Check out this popovers recipe from Preppy Kitchen for some inspiration of what you could bake. You could also bake other things like biscuits, a cake or two, or even offer a tray of sandwiches where your friends could help themselves whenever they feel peckish.
Bring Out Your Best Cups And Saucers
Lastly, a coffee morning is a special occasion. It deserves the best cups, saucers, and cutlery you’ve got in your home rather than the everyday ones you use for yourself and your family. You could even bring out some upmarket napkins and table mats to use as part of the occasion.