Along with your warm greeting, a punchy party soundtrack, the scent of a something delicious to come, and a stiff cocktail at the ready -- the thoughtful placement of an eye-catching arrangement by the front door should be the first thing to welcome guests to your home.
It doesn't have to be an elaborate bouquet (...not that we would ever protest.) All you really need are a few interesting leaves and branches, clipped from the garden/yard/public park across the street, in the dark of night, so local law enforcement and nosey neighbors don't notice you at work.
The Dean is not here to judge anyone's methods for procuring their flora, but simply to offer quick & easy instruction for arranging them. Without further ado: