The Secrets to Hosting a Stress-Free Dinner Party

I don’t care what tickets you have, tables you’ve reserved, or TV series you have to binge on—there is no better way to spend an evening than with a group of your nearest and dearest in the comfort of your own home. Not only will you save on cab fare, but you’ll be able to play your own music, eat your favorite foods, and get as weird as you want. After all, there is no one to impress when it’s “just us.” But if playing host sounds difficult to you, listen up: A dinner party need not be defeating. Simply decoded, a great soiree can be yours without hours of prep or a gray hair grown.