Hosting the Holidays

12 Secrets to Hosting a Stress-Free Holiday Party

Creating meaningful memories doesn't have to drain your energy or your wallet. Save time and money with these stress-less secrets for your holiday party.

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Make a List

Perhaps the ultimate way to create a stress-free holiday is to live by a list. Plan ahead, and don't be afraid to delegate. "Know what you're capable and comfortable doing and give other people things to do," says Kathy Gunst, culinary expert and author of Relax, Company's Coming! and co-author of Stonewall Kitchen Harvest. Asking guests to help with a party-related task makes them feel more involved, so never be afraid to ask.

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