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Kate has sent in the following request. Do any of our readers have any ideas?

My brother is bringing his new girlfriend home to england from america both early 30’s

I would like to make the welcome home special – any ideas?

If you have any ideas please drop them in the box below.

Welcome home signs

One rather obvious way would be to post welcome home signs on lamp posts and at street junctions all of the way to the house. This way they would see them on their journey to the house.

Arrange a limousine

You could arrange for them to be picked up from the airport by a limousine. I always fancied having someone meet me with one of those airport signs at the airport. (Sent in by Amy)

 

Published On: 30th Jul 2010

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  1. How about a bottle of champagne on ice?

    You could bake a cake and put the words “Welcome home” on top of the cake.

    One thing to watch out for would be to not make a big meal. People could well have eaten on the plane, or feel very joggled after a long journey. Much better to have a light snack ready prepared and not have too high expectations of them needing to eat.

    One thing to be particularly careful of is to cook a special meal

    jonty 9 Sep at 6:13 pm
  2. Ribbon on the dog

    How about putting a ribbon on the dog? Odds on the dog may well be one of the first things that they see.

    You could also decorate the house with baloons.

    AmyP 9 Sep at 6:15 pm
  3. Take rose pedals and make a heart in their room. then write “welcome home” in the heart.

    Anonymous 29 Dec at 11:59 pm
  4. I took a post-it note and wrote:
    Welcome home, I also made a card. It says:
    Dad you rock. I have 1 thing to say…
    Welcome home

    Anonymous 17 Mar at 4:36 am
  5. You could give them a hug?

    Anonymous 21 Mar at 9:35 pm
  6. Have a photo album about your brother so his friend has a better understanding of his family.

    Anonymous 12 Apr at 8:27 pm
  7. throw a party

    Anonymous 28 May at 8:26 pm
  8. You can put some of you and ur brother old photos on a CD with music or song play as a slide show on TV when he come in the house.

    Mei 13 Jun at 12:08 pm
  9. I would like to have a 2 fold welcome home for my sister who will be bringing home her first child (adopted from Russia). We would like to start at the airport with a special hello and then have her house ready and “festive” for the occasion. Any sggestions?

    Cinda 11 Jul at 3:39 pm
  10. Flowers are always nice.
    Every woman loves the smell of roses!

    Rachael 27 Jul at 7:56 pm
  11. Strawberries and wip cream and the rest is history!

    kitty 18 Sep at 3:40 am
  12. make a good dinner

    natasha wilkins 11 Mar at 9:24 pm
  13. you could make a banner

    tinkerbell 15 Apr at 5:36 pm
  14. If you have a driveway and sidewalk chalk you can decorate the drive way with welcome home signs!

    Anonymous 26 Apr at 11:40 pm
  15. I make custom welcome signs for any purpose, wheather it be a yard stake or to hang on the wall. i can make anything up to 4′ wide and 8′ long. “Welcome home” with both of there names on it with a cool scenery in it. email med at nipchips26@aol.com if you are interested. will ship anywhere. hope all goes well!!

    Matt Miklich 1 Jun at 10:57 am
  16. you could play her favorite c.d. when she comes in she will hear it

    Tink 24 Jul at 5:44 pm
  17. you could make a dinner,
    invite some close family friends round
    make banners
    baloons
    lots oif things

    tinkerbell 13 Aug at 10:51 pm
  18. well there coming home.. its nothing so WOO
    the last thing ur brothers GF needs is to feel guilty about how much effort u made, and she may just want to rest after a long journey. So just stick to the normal WELCOME HOME banner, and make some English tea and bake a cake that also says WELCOME HOME, im sure she’ll be more grateful to you, rather than having baloons and silly string everywhere.. let her rest and for dinner make something VERY english, bangers and mash, i doubt she’ll want the usual USA food
    good luck and remember not to over do it, you’ll only embarrass yourself

    fatty BOOM 14 Oct at 10:55 pm
  19. My boyfriend just got home from his church retreat today. I am going to make him a little welcome home party on Sunday, March 14th. I am going to treat him out to a nice romantic dinner, and go see a movie that he wants to go see, and my grandma is going to make him a welcome home cake for him. So I am going to make a welcome home sign.

    Justine Martin 8 Mar at 6:15 am
  20. idk..i like signs and cakes and i like a lot of decoration and attention

    Elvis Parsley 5 Jul at 4:18 pm
  21. You could
    throw a party make her dinner buy her stuff

    POOPY 16 Jul at 5:15 am
  22. MAke a banner that says welcome home and make HOME MADE brownies

    Crouton 21 Jul at 11:01 pm
  23. Make a baner and then buy some balloons and then bake a cake that says welcome home then when they are at home hug ur bro and his girlfriend and if they eat the cake bake them or cook them some thing nice u could make meatballs and they will slurp the spagette and they will kiss then he will use his nose to push the last meatball to her then when they go to there bed room get some petals and throw them in front of them.

    Justin Bieber 24 Aug at 3:17 am
  24. you could adopt a pupy or somthin idk what u do just dont be in the house when they get there lol

    moko 27 Aug at 11:53 pm
  25. You could make a card instead of buying one from the store and personalize it.

    Chritian ELlis 30 Jan at 7:54 pm
  26. Make fav food
    Scrap Box
    Watch fav movie

    Shadow 22 Mar at 3:39 am
  27. You could make a banner so the person that’s coming home feels welcome! 🙂

    Miranda 30 Mar at 4:16 pm
  28. Just make them feel special, put all attention on them. They might be tired from the flight so maybe make a trail of cards saying quotes or something up to their bed, rest might be what they need. You could watch a classic movie as a family or have the table set with candles for a meal as a family. If it were me I’d do the card trail, I’d bake a cake, make a banner and/or a card and I’d buy a let go lantern – as a family set it off and watch it drift into the nights sky together:)

    Rebekah 5 Jun at 11:23 am
  29. Just make sure you leave them alone after the surprise, they’re tired

    MWAHAHAHAH!!!!! 28 Jun at 7:49 pm
  30. You should make a banner, hang up balloons, make a nice dinner. You could throw a surprise party, invite friends over and have everyone jump out when the person comes in. 🙂

    Mariska 8 Aug at 6:21 pm
  31. I would take a single sheet and get some finger panit and let friends and family put their hand prints on it with the words Welcome Home in the middle. I did that for my husband when he came home from deploymnet. My friends in our little area put their hands on the sheet and we hung it up next to the road the day he came home.

    Tabitha 17 Sep at 12:15 am
  32. My bf is coming home today from central america… hot, dirty , muggy and buggy- making a basket for bathroom with shower goodies, uber toothbrush fresh towels. Also using kid chalk and writing wlecome home on the driveway when he pulls in… and when he opens the fridge there will be a keylime cheesecake with his name on it;)

    nachos 21 Oct at 8:27 pm
  33. i made a sign with post its saying welcome back

    andy reed 26 Jan at 1:59 am
  34. just A card

    jazmin 22 Apr at 1:24 am
  35. Paint a big baner for him when he comes home for deplyment

    Anonymous 12 May at 4:53 am
  36. play twister

    ha 13 May at 9:16 pm
  37. or arrange rose petals in the shape of a heart in
    front of the door so theyll see it when they come in but dont put it on the driveway cause theyll run it over without even noticing it.

    haa 13 May at 9:19 pm
  38. I’m going to have a silly string fight and cup cakes 🙂

    chris 26 Jul at 10:49 pm
  39. Make a favourite cake, and some cards, with on one side “welcome home” on another something funny

    Noda Megumi 11 Aug at 6:24 pm
  40. Pick them up from the airport drive them a beautiful way home

    Anonymous 12 Aug at 5:06 pm
  41. GIVE HIM A BIG SMOOch

    KATHY 23 Nov at 11:34 pm
  42. GIVE HIM A BIG HUG

    KATHY 23 Nov at 11:35 pm
  43. Have all the friends and family at the airport and do a flash mob.

    Erick naidoo 10 Jan at 10:57 pm
  44. Tell them that they are special and do something fun with them,

    Veronica 22 Feb at 1:14 am
  45. You could start off by decorating the outside of your house with streamers, then you could get balloons on the outsude and when the walk into the house they could walk into a big group hug with banners and cupcakes and cards and love <3

    Chole 29 Mar at 2:53 pm
  46. Cosplay as gamzee and karkat (me karkat friend gamzee) and make sopour slime pies while insulting dave strider and talking about how gay eridan is and singing karkats virsion of jingle bells.

    lee 20 Nov at 1:00 am
  47. Flowers 🙂

    h 3 Apr at 4:13 am
  48. Seranaide them????

    Bryan 24 Jun at 1:33 am
  49. Make them a nice dinner, and just celebrate.

    Grace 29 Jun at 10:52 pm
  50. according to the custom of certain places in India one can welcom a loved one with arathi and chandan.

    rose 30 Aug at 9:34 am
  51. Make a cake with streams and banners and make them feel at home.

    Alexis mclain 1 Oct at 9:04 pm
  52. I think you should put a sighn up saying welcome home

    brenna 23 Mar at 5:42 am
  53. Make a card

    u 26 Apr at 10:27 am
  54. I think you should simply bake a cake.

    annymous 6 Mar at 9:56 pm
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