Throw a Dessert Party
Prepping a multi-course meal can be tiringand costly. Instead, event designer Jung Lee of Fête
suggests sticking to a single themelike a dessert partythat guests will love. Go for bite-size treats like macaroons (Lee likes the ones from Trader Joe's
) and mochi ice cream balls. Or try something unexpected, like frozen fruit. "About five hours before I'm going to serve them, put a few bunches of clean seedless grapes in the freezer," says famed event planner David Stark
. "You think you're eating ice creamtotally refreshing and without all of the guilt!"