It's time to celebrate! Maximize the amount of time you can enjoy with your party guests with these three party planning tips:
- Set the table. Since most of your cooking will occur day-of, put out items that don't need refrigeration and set the table and bar area the day or night before.
- Get some help. Whether you recruit a friend or decide to purchase some ready-made food to round out the menu, party guests are satisfied when they are welcomed and are in good company. Don't put unexpected pressure on yourself to do it all.
- Make a signature cocktail in a pitcher. Doing so will not only help you save time, but will cut back on your party spending. By keeping party drinks simple and taking time to prepare them a few hours before the party starts is a great way to save time.