How to Throw a Dinner Party in 2 Hours or Less

It’s the end of a long week, and your perfect idea of a Friday night plans is to invite a few friends over for an impromptu dinner party, but you know you won’t get home before 6 p.m. We’ve got you covered. We know most of us don’t have time to slave in the kitchen all day, so we asked party planner Calder Clark to share some ideas for last-minute entertaining, and added a few of our own. Read on for our best tips for throwing a dinner party in two hours or less.

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