Stress-Free Holiday Party Shortcuts from the Pros
We turn to the experts to uncover their top tricks for hosting an unforgettable get-together that you can enjoy just as much as your guests do.
Play It Cool
About a half-hour before the party starts, lower the thermostat to below 70 degrees, recommends Brooke Scher Mogan, who plans several events a month as vice president at Alison Brod Public Relations
. In the nightclub industry, this is called "freezing the box," and it keeps the room from getting fan-yourself-with-a-cocktail-napkin hot when your guests arrive.