It is often the simplest of gestures that let people know you care. Hospitality trays might sound elevated and fancy, but the truth is, they could not be any easier to put together! Create this special experience for your guests just one time, and you’ll never turn back after seeing how surprised and delighted they are.
Having one of these trays set out for overnight guests stems from the genuine concern for your guest’s comfort, and is the ultimate nod to Southern hospitality. Plus, it gives off a “bed-and-breakfast” feel in such a fun way!
Hospitality trays have three basic components (other than the tray itself). All you need is a pot of tea or coffee, a small snack or two, and serveware. Flowers are wonderful touch as well, but if you are in a pinch, the tray will still come together beautifully without them.
Remember, we are keeping the food simple! If you happen to have the time to make homemade treats for your tray, that is wonderful. But fresh fruit or scones or cookies from the bakery will do just fine.
I have included a couple of images from Southern Lady magazine for ideas and inspiration! If you create a hospitality tray of your own, I would love to see it! You can post on Facebook and tag The Ribbon in My Journal.