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10 Tips for Stress-Free Hosting

Here are 10 tips that'll help you relax and be a guest at your own party. Happy holidays! 

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Holiday Entertaining, Minus the Stress

Hosting a party doesn't need to be a hassle. Here are 10 tips that'll help you relax and be a guest at your own holiday gathering.

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Make a Game Plan

We made a couple of plans you can adapt, but have one so that you remember everything you need to do. Plus, crossing things off a list is so satisfying.

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Plan to Serve 1 Simple Cocktail

It'll be the drink of the night, and it can be premixed in pitchers to make bartending a little easier.

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Get the Timing Down

Pick dishes that get better with time or that can be served at room temperature. That way you don't need to stress about getting things to the table as soon as they're done. Long braises, quiches and tarts, lasagnas — all those make your life easier.

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