Sit-down for 50 or stand-up-and-mingle for 100? Saturday night or Sunday afternoon? Themes, flowers, music? Nine notable hosts  serve up a great big platterful of festive, opinionated, contradictory advice on entertaining.
  • What's the best time to throw a party?
  • Is there a kind of party that you never want to give?
  • Are sit-down dinners really a thing of the past? Who sits where?
  • Is it corny to have a theme?
  • What's the deal on music?
  • What are you drinking?
  • How do you have fun at your own party?
  • What was your biggest party mishap?
  • Do you believe in flower power?

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