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4 Tips for Avoiding Party Mishaps

There's no doubt about it: planning a party can be stressful. No matter what kind of event you have lined up, there's always the chance that something could go (very) wrong. But never fear: a bit of planning can go a long way in avoiding party mishaps.

Here's what we recommend doing to make sure your next party goes as smoothly as possible:

4 Steps to Avoiding Party Mishaps

  1. Plan For the Worst: What's your worst party fear? Running out of food? No one showing up? The music being really awful? We're not saying you should stress yourself out worrying about what could go wrong, but take some time to plan for issues that may arise. Make an extra appetizer, invite a few more guests, make a killer playlist. Cover your bases beforehand to keep from scrambling once the party arrives.

  1. Keep it Simple: Unless you're a chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy, now's probably not the time to test out a fancy new cooking or cocktail making method. Stick to the recipes and techniques you're most familiar with. You'll be able to enjoy the party much more if you're not stuck in the kitchen, and your guests will likely appreciate a more down-to-earth menu.

  1. Don't Let Spills Slow You Down: Nothing stops a party in its tracks like the sound of breaking glass. Not only does a broken glass leave you with a mess to clean up, it's also dangerous for any children or pets that may be in attendance. Nip this problem in the bud by investing in unbreakable wine and cocktail glasses. Cruvina's shatterproof drinkware is heavyweight, clear, and a pleasure to drink from, while keeping your guests safe from shards.

  1. Go With the Flow: No matter how much you plan, there's always a chance something can go wrong. You run out of ice, your main course burns, one of your guests forgot to tell you that they recently went vegan. It happens. Don't let it bring your party to a screeching halt. Keep a sense of humor and go with the flow. If you're stressed out and snappy, your guests will pick up on it. If you're smiling and relaxed, the tone of the party will follow suit. Go with the flow and your party will be a success.

Those are our tips for avoiding party mishaps - what are yours? Let us know in the comments below, and happy hosting!

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