6 Easy Ways to Get Ready for Guests When You're Exhausted
We've got simple strategies for throwing together the world's fastest appetizers, stocking the bar and more, even if you're arriving home an hour before the party starts.
Spinach dip
Deconstruct the Appetizers
Spooning filling into hollowed-out loaves of bread or tiny taco shells, or neatly arranging chopped tomatoes over toasted bread, looks lovely, but it also sucks up valuable I-could-be-sitting-on-the-couch-with-my-feet-up time. Instead, create DIY stations: Put out a bowl of spinach dip with slices of baguette, taco dip with scoop-shaped tortilla chips, or bruschetta with pita chips, and let your guests do the assembling.