How do you entertain and treat your guests?

@dpk262006 (56736)
Delhi, India
June 16, 2007 2:52am CST
Dear friends, everybody gets chances and occasions to receive guests at his/her home either wanted or unwanted either invited or uninvited. I would like to know that how do you entertain and treat your guests irrespective of the fact whether they have come with prior information or not? Do you welcome them by heart? Do you offer them welcome drinks, in whatever way or manner you can? Do you ask them for having lunch of dinner with you? If they say 'No'..do you insist them...that they should not leave without having lunch or dinner with you? Do you ask them their choice also for meals...or just go by your own choice and decision. I love to treat my guests to the best extent possible. I feel that they have given me the opportunity to serve them...they have spent their valuable time in coming to our home...so I must extend my heartiest welcome to you and I should attend to them in the best possible manner. Your thoughts and your experiences please. Thanks in advance.
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@ssh123 (31086)
• India
11 Jul 07
Whether the guests are invited or uninvited, whether they are close to us or not, whoever relatives and friends come home, it is our tradition to respect them, entertain them (depending on time of arrival) with lunch, dinner, high tea or just tea. Sometimes, we even offer them gifts for having visited us if they visit us for first time.
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@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
13 Jul 07
Thanks for sharing your experiences & thoughts.
@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
13 Jul 07
You appear to me a very good host!
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
13 Jul 07
You are most welcome to visit us. Thanks for your nice comments.
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@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
18 Jun 07
i was sure that you would be a great host!! given the kind of person you are, compassionate and caring, i am sure you are a great entertainer for the guests. now, as for me, i have totally secluded myself from any social gathering or partying after the new turn in my life. i am a lusy host and a very matter-of-fact entertainer. my mother is an excellent host and she would make sure to keep the guests in optimum comfort. i have found them, soon feel at home with her caring touch. she is a bliss having at home, a perfect homemaker. however, deepak, things were very different previously. i was the centre of attraction and the sweet, shy child of the family who would never make anyone unhappy. she would not talk that much and would make sure to do chores and helping her mom and be with the guests no matter what. my transformation is somewhat shocking for my friends and those who know me from close quarters. maybe, i would get over it soon. let's keep our fingers crossed.. thanx for anice post.
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@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
18 Jun 07
Dearest Mimpi! Hello! I cannot say whether I am a great host or not...but I can say with conviction I am good host and try to do my best if some of my near and dear ones come to our home. I suppose that if your mother is caring and nice host...naturally you would also be...you would have certainly acquired some of the positive and finest qualities from your respected mother. Don'it be so dejected or pessimistic (this attitude makes me sad too) you will, I am sure, will come out with your phase. I can bet, you would be good host....kabhi main tumarhay paas aayaa to mujechy tum badiya badiya...dishes 'machch-bhaat' 'bhindi'...aur bahut kuch khilagoi.......LOL! (I hope so) Hava a Great Day! Thanks very much for appreciating the post. It is your constant encouragement and (kind & humble) push...which really makes me going. I will always remain grateful to you. I mean it. Deepak
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
18 Jun 07
you just name it and you would get to eat it dear. i bet, i am good cook, courtesy: my ex mother-in-law. thanx for your kind words. your prayers will help me to recover from this bad patch, i am sure. thanx yet gain for your support, deepak.
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@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
18 Jun 07
Mou, It is really very heartening, pleasent and nice to know that my dear friend is a perfect cook...and she can cook/serve me the choicest of dishes or dished of my choice. Great! As far as my prayers are concerned, believe me....I always offer my sincere prayers and wishes too for your happiness,prosperity and success in every field of life. (Agar mai apney friend ki khusioon ke liyey duayan bhi nahi kar sakta...to mera tumahar friend honey ka kya fyada...friends se jyada well-wishes koi nahi kar sakta...., mai essa manata huin). deepak.
@subathra (3519)
• India
16 Jul 07
since ours is a big family lot of guests visit our home.I like known people visiting my place and would feel great joy in receiving them.If someone comes with a prior notice we prepare lunch or dinner. if there is some sudden visit we manage our guest depending upon the time of their arrival.All my home people are great talkers so we entertain our guest with chatting. since the guest are visiting our place we should treat them with immense care and welcome them warmly.
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@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
16 Jul 07
Dear Suba! Thanks for sharing how do you treat your guests. I wish one day I could be your guest..and you be my host...LOL! You & yr family appear to me a very good host! How are you? Have a nice day! Deepak
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@subathra (3519)
• India
17 Jul 07
fine deepak, hope you are doing fine too.you are always welcome to my home..i would love to receive you as my special guest.
@vani24 (783)
• India
13 Jul 07
Hi Deepak, Well, i love to treat my guests so much, i feel very happy and i chat with them for hours together, they also enjoy my company a lot. Actually always i am busy in office and hardly get time to meet my friends and relatives, But when i am at home i tell them to come down to my place and we all chat for a very long time and we definitely plan for a movie. When they dont inform absolutely no problem, infact i am so delighted to welcome them, I give water first when ever i receive any guests and i wish to serve them wih Tea later on with some snacks and i always insist them to have lunch and then we all will make a move. But really time will simply go like anything or else the other way i always look at the time hahaha:)) Thank you so much for posting such a lovely topic for today Bye Deepak good job in Mylot All the best in your efforts take care... Happy Posting! Thanks, Vani.
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@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
16 Jul 07
Dear Vani! Thanks for sharing how do you treat your guests. I wish one day I could be your guest..and you be my host...LOL! You appear to me a very good host! How are you? Have a nice day! Deepak
@vani24 (783)
• India
22 Jul 07
Hey hi How are you? I am fine and doing good check you Private Message. Yaa sure you are most welcome, Definitely we can have a very good time ...Byee and have a nice day Take care... Vani.
@Zelmarq (12567)
• Cebu City, Philippines
16 Jul 07
Yes, I want to know first so that I can make the possible preparations at home, I would want to have a great party with great food and I would want to give them the best that I can offer.
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@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
16 Jul 07
Dear Zel! Thanks for sharing how do you treat your guests. You appear to me a very good host! Have a nice day! Deepak
@bhelle123 (290)
• Canada
12 Jul 07
i give them a coffee or drinks sometimes food if they arrived lunch time.
@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
13 Jul 07
Thanks for sharing your experiences. You are good host.
• India
16 Jun 07
if the guests are visiting for a few hours, then i treat them with soft drinks and some snacks. if the guests are there for a stay, then i take them around the city for sight seeing. then in the evening i treat them with drinks of the guests choice and a sumptous dinner.
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@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
18 Jun 07
You are good host!
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
16 Jun 07
Well i do not really entertain them, because most of my frieds are part of the family, and that means thy come to my parents houe whenever they want, they make themself coffee and do what ever is right for them, they often make me a cup of coffee..lol If we decide of having a special night, the all cook and help me clean the house. Yes. i know thats a bit strange, but this is how it goes here. :)
@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
18 Jun 07
Thanks Lira, nIce to see you again. Thanks for sharing your experiences.