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You guys: Gathering friends and family for all the wine and cheese doesn’t have to be hard. Still, some women have mad skills when it comes to hosting a crowd without feeling totally stressed out. Here, all their (non-labor intensive) secrets so you can copy their cool.
Parties organized within two weeks of the actual date mean you'll have a solid sense of your schedule at that point, so you—and your invitees—can commit with confidence.
It’s all about empowering guests with the tools to open their own wine and beer. Time (and sanity lost paying attention to refilling empty glasses) saved.
Think: Takeout pizza or ready-made supermarket lasagna that you just have to heat and serve. The trick is to set everything out on pretty platters (or cutting boards).
It’s not that you have to go through curating song after individual song on Spotify. Instead, rely on general (and fail-safe) keywords like “coffee shop” or “party vibes” to always cue up the right background tunes.
You can keep the location basic—for example, your bathroom curtain rod—but again, it’s all about empowering your guests with a bit of structure (“the coats go there”) and freeing up your time to circulate.
After you wipe the counters down, grab a canvas tote—or two—and corral anything that looks unsightly or out of place.
Think of fresh blooms (and that beautiful pop of color) as a one-way ticket to dressing the place up.
Do it before the guests arrive so you don’t get distracted taking care of others—a little liquid courage (in the form of Cab Sauv) takes all the party-hosting pressure off.
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