Celebrity Celebrity Entertaining Tricks By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on September 5, 2012 @ 08:02PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/amfAR1/Getty Images, Stefania D'Alessandro Celebrity Entertaining Tricks 01 of 09 Rachel Bilson iStock Photo, Bryan Bedder/WireImage for Vouge "You don't want to overpower the food, so it's important that your flowers aren't too fragrant. Green hydrangeas are beautiful and unscented." 02 of 09 Marc Jacobs iStock Photo, Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Marc Jacobs "I don't get fussy. When I entertain I serve roast beef or chicken, potatoes and lots of leafy greens. Straightforward food is what I like." 03 of 09 Tory Burch John Shearer/ WireImage. Jemal Countess/Getty Images "Vodka! I offer my guests a shot of Grey Goose when they walk in the door. As a host I try not to get too uptight." 04 of 09 Isaac Mizrahi iStock Photo, Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic "Mix high and low with passion and bravery. Serve your guests mac and cheese on expensive porcelain." 05 of 09 Mindy Weiss, Event Planner Michael Buckner/Getty Images, Arnold Turner/Getty Images "Don't like to cook? Takeout is totally acceptable. I like to order Chinese food, which I serve on red lacquered platters and bowls." 06 of 09 Tim Gunn PATRICK McMULLAN/PatrickMcMullan.com, Henry S. Dziekan III/ Getty Images "Dinner party don't: Serving too many cocktails and tons of hors d'oeuvres. Guests don't want to wait 90 minutes before sitting down, and conversation is better when the host keeps things moving." 07 of 09 Katie Lee Diane Bondareff/Picture Group, Dimitrios Kambouris/VF1/WireImage "It's fun to have a theme. Once I told my friends to keep a vintage feeling when they chose their outfits. People really get into it!" 08 of 09 Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, Vivre LAN/Corbis, Jemal Countess/WireImage "Invite friends you are comfortable with and one unexpected guest who has a spicy personality. Then break the ice with a fun drink." 09 of 09 Giorgio Armani Pascal Le Segretain/amfAR1/Getty Images, Stefania D'Alessandro "When I have friends over I don't like things to be too formal. We tend to spread out around the room wherever it's most comfortable."