Be smart here. We all love a great meal, but you have to decide early in the planning if you want to have a dinner party or a party with more minimally prepped food. Once people have a few drinks, you'll be amazed at the uses they find for the spears previously used for olives and Yakitori. Chips or crudités and dips might be messy, but you'll have little to clean up the next day. Pizza is even simpler, just order ahead and add some festive toppings. A great cheese board, bread and charcuterie are the ultimate in classic, mess-free partying.
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