Something is in the air! The past week has been chock full of parties — some planned, some impromptu. With all the recent celebrations I've learned that parties can be as easy to throw as they are to attend. Not every party has to be an "invitation and get dressed up" kind of event. Here's some tips to help you throw an easy party on a weeknight.
- Easy food: Keep it simple. Pasta, pizza and grilled cheese sandwiches are easy to prepare en masse and usually crowd pleasers. Ask your guests to help out by bringing some of the ingredients and beverages.
- Easy fun: Make preparation part of the party, whether it's putting together sandwiches from an assortment of toppings, decorating pizzas or whizzing up some fresh pesto. The camaraderie of cooking helps strangers become friends.
- Easy decor: If you can pick up a bunch of flowers, great, but this is more about casually catching up. Keep the guest list small so you can forego the dining room in favor of gathering around the coffee table in the living room. What makes it special are the guests. Invite a few newcomers to mingle with your old favorites.
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