Serving refreshments to guests is usually a good idea. The purpose of refreshments is to enhance the sense of “welcome.” The end goal is not to completely satisfy hunger in your guests or impress them. It is primarily to welcome them!
Practical ideas for refreshments:
- Lemon Water
- Coffee/ Biscuits
- Baguettes and Butter
- Fruit or vegetable platter
How To Offer:
Typically when explicitly offered a something to eat or drink, people feel obligated to indulge. To create a more free environment simply leave refreshments in an easily seen and accessed location and guests will partake at their leisure.