Admit it: We’ve all fantasized about being the perfect, unflappable host. You know, the one who sets a perfect table, whips up hors d’oeuvres from scratch and gracefully welcomes guests at the door with a cocktail? It may sound impossible, but the savviest hosts have a few tricks up their sleeves that make it possible to entertain in style without breaking a sweat. Follow these entertaining rules-to-live-by, and you’ll be hosting with the best of them and having a blast doing it. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?
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