Love the fresh flowers idea. Love it!
A few years ago, my husband's and my boss and her husband, who have no children and a seriously sweet house (the coolest house ever imo) invited the whole crew to a sunset sail on the harbor near our house. It seemed logical to have them all over here afterwards for some snacks and drinks. So my dh invited them (he asked first.) I was nervous, because we had some remodeling projects that had been in the works, and the kitchen was one of those. I was so surprised though, when everyone loved our place so much, and wouldn't stop talking about how much they loved it, and my artwork that I had a lot of on the walls. I was seriously blown away by how it was received; I have not hesitated since, except if things are messy/dirty.
Making a March 9th sandwich with a Halloween filling.