I’m a fairly new host and I’ve noticed that most of my guests prefer to eat in their room rather than use the dining room table. It’s not my preference as I don’t want to attract ants or roaches or risk stains to the bedding or furniture, but I don’t want to require someone to eat at my dining table if they don’t feel comfortable in the common spaces. I haven’t set up the room for eating as I never expected guests to not want to use the common spaces, so they are either eating in bed or on the upholstered bench at the foot of the bed. I’m not even home most evenings due to my work schedule, so guests really could eat at the dining table and have a private meal if they wanted.
How should I handle this situation? Should I let them do what they want with meals? Should I put a small table in there so at least crumbs can be better contained? Should I not allow food in bedrooms?