The art of hostessing may look easy but, as anyone who's thrown a dinner party can attest to, carrying the burden of entertaining a group of people can be a wee bit stressful. But keep in mind a relaxed hostess makes for a relaxed ambiance, so drop the frazzled look. With some preparation and thoughtful planning, your guests will be delighted by your hostess swagger. From engaging your guests to unique center pieces, we've got some simple, helpful tips to assist you in creating a pleasant, stress free affair.

Alexandra Phanor-Faury
Nov, 25, 2009

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