40+ Make-Ahead Canapes and Nibbles, the Secret Weapon of Smart Hosts Everywhere
With many moving pieces to manage, planning and hosting a cocktail party or New Year's Eve soiree can frazzle even a seasoned host. But, it doesn't have to be that way — at least, it doesn't have to be as stressful as you might imagine. The smart host's secret: do as much of the party prep as you can in the days prior to your party. That means choosing a punch recipe over cocktails, stocking up on beer and wine in the days prior, and relying mostly on make-ahead party food, like these that we've rounded up.