When guests of event producer David Stark
come to his home and spy a beautiful glass pitcher simply filled with ice water and floating slices of cucumber, their eyes light up. "Ooooh, what is that?" they ask, ever so impressed. Another no-brainer from Stark, whose new book is David Stark: The Art of the Party
: Chill cubes or wedges of watermelon and squeeze some lime juice on top for a quick and refreshing appetizer or dessert. Insta-party snacks and drinks like these look special and elicit raves, Stark says, but are supereasy.