5 Tips for Entertaining in a Small Space

We all love the idea of entertaining guests in our home.  But sometimes, especially in a small space, the follow through can be challenging.  Here are a few ideas to make small space hospitality work.

Join me at (in)courage today to read 5 of my ideas, I’d love for you to share your ideas as well.

PS, here are some recent winners:: I’m emailing all the DaySpring winners right now and Tsh will get in touch with the book winners.

Pedestal winners:

Comment: Lana says Decisions, decisions! I love the pedestal, but I do have a few and could use the caddy for more practical purposes. Thanks for the chance to enter! :)

Comment: Mollie says I would like the pedestal!

Comment: Heather U says Oh how I love this post and the beautiful pedestal! I of course love the caddy too but the pedestal is absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for the great idea for the hostess gift. i will certainly be using that idea in the near future:)

Caddy Winners

Comment: denise says no doubt about it, i’d use the caddy much more, it could be used for such a variety of things….just love it!!

Comment: Sierra F. says Love them all! I’m doing Thanksgiving and Christmas at my house too! Thanks for thinking ahead and reminding me to start thinking.

Comment: Manda says Love the pedestal!! The caddy is cute too but LOVE the pedestal! Did I tell you that I LOVE the pedestal? Pedestal for me, please!!

Comment: jill says I think the pedastal is just beautiful and I would love it!

Comment: Kris says I would probably use the caddy more often, but the pedestal is gorgeous!!

Comment: Rachel @momshenanigans says While the pedestal is darling, I would put the caddy to use all of the time! We have a huge family and eat buffet style a bunch.

Comment: Darcy says I would be thrilled with EITHER. I absolutely love the message on all the DaySpring products. Makes it easy to give your testimony! So if they were to pick me, I would be thrilled, thrilled, thrilled.

Comment: Reagan says I love them both! I think I would use the caddy more but love the idea of having the pedestal to use in decorating.

Comment: Abbey@Practically Perfect says I love it all! I will be buffeting with my family in town for Christmas so I needed all your great tips!

Comment: The Lovely One says The Buffet is gorg… love the coffee filter wreath! I want the pedestal! Beautiful!

Comment: sara’s art house says Love them both!!!! I would use the pedestal every single day- the caddy I would use when guests come,…..actually. I would probably use that all the time too!

Comment: Shaundra says LOVE THEM BOTH! Not sure which i love more, but i do have a basket-type caddy already so I would have to pick the pedestal. And I love how big and heavy its suppose to be. I love the look of it with the glass cake cover. :) BTW~ I cannot believe you sold your coffee table. I have been drooling over it since you bought it. I wish I was close enough to come snatch it! Cant wait to see what you are replacing it with though! :)

Comment: Maggie Bogan says I think that I could use both of them all the time. The caddy would be great on my coffee table to hold remotes and ramdom action figures (yes, I have a 4 yr old boy). I could put that pedestal in any room in my house…I really love what it says.

Comment: Louise in NE OK says Love both….but would love, love, love the caddy.

And for the Organized Simplicity Book::

Comment: Teresa J. says I have recently experienced “forced simplicity” in that my kids and I moved to a new state for my new job. I simply could not afford to move everything and even though we “downsized”, I realize we still have items we can live without. On to more simplifying…would love to have the book for new ideas.

Comment: Kristie P says Wow, like so many of you here I could really use this book! Good luck to all!

Comment: heidi @ wonder woman wannabe says Looks just FABULOUS! I’d love to win a copy! ~h

Comment: Chris says I feel like I am constantly moving stuff around…would love her insight on how to declutter!


  1. I’m off to read your post right now. :) It’s something I NEED to read. :) Congratulations to the winners!

  2. Ah! Congrats to the winners!
    Heading over to read your post.

    Nester, How do you to pick the winners? Certainly must be a hard thing to do.

  3. hospitality is about connection, not perfection — thank you so much for this one!! :)

  4. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to post so often. I really look forward to reading your blog in the morning and there’s nearly always something useful, beautiful, interesting or inspirational to see. Thank you!

  5. Read the post over at (in)crouage, but wanted to make sure you know… you are awesome and I always look forward to reading your posts. This one specifically speaks to me, because I live in a small space but love to entertain. Thanks for the encouragement!

  6. Ah, shucks;-) Congrats to all your winners!

  7. Wwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! I missed it! I LOVE the piece with the scripture! Im new to blogging and JUST found you! Im DROOOOOOOOOOOOOLING at your site…love it all! I have an interior design business and blog…im doing 14 days of christmas trees and would BEYOND appreciate if you would stop by! I have a GIVEAWAY for you!

    *ENTER CUSTOM FLORAL Give-Away Here *


  8. ok. . I did not win so I am off to buy the book :)

  9. I won! Whoo hoo! Thank you!

  10. Nester! I can’t believe I won the caddy! I am super excited!! I love your beautiful website/blog!! You are such a sweet person and I love all of your tips- We’d be friends in real life!! Anyway, I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!

  11. Yeah! I won a caddy. Thank you so much. Love all your amazing tips and your blog!!!!

  12. I hate to be annoying- but I haven’t received an email?

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