News Party Happy: Tips & Tricks to Planning The Perfect Party By Alexandra DeRosa Published on December 28, 2013 @ 05:18AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Courtesy of Arrowhead Farms Throwing a party calls for a lot of hard work and we want the planning process to be just as enjoyable as the party itself. Deciding on which kind of party you will throw is the first step: Will you do a spa day get-together? Brunch? A hangout-style gathering complete with takeout? (A hint on the latter: It's all about stand-out serving platters.) We asked event planners and foodie experts for tips on how to bring a memorable party to life, the supplies you'll need to pull it off, and the easiest ways to bring it all together. Whichever way you choose to party, use these tips to keep you stress-free and well-prepared—after all, it's your party. [action_no_link text="Click to see the tips & tricks!"] [wrn_button url="https://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20765963_20765101_30066382,00.html" text="Tips & Tricks" title="Tips & Tricks"] MORE:8 Fresh Outfit Pairings to Try This HolidayGet to Know Midnight Blue. Here are 4 Colors to Wear With The Bold ShadeHot to Trot: Our Favorite Shoe Moments of the Year[instyle_context_cmad url="http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2013/WRN/121213-britney-cover-200.jpg"] 01 of 04 Try Takeout 2.0 Dyad Photography HOW TO THROW IT: There’s no shame in dialing up dinner. Serving pizza? Order plain marinara pies and assemble a DIY bar with toppings like whipped ricotta and fresh herbs such as rosemary and oregano. Another trick: “Ask the restaurant to undercook your pie,” advises event planner Lulu Powers. “Then warm it at 400 degrees for 10 minutes before serving.” Italian Collection, Dean amp DeLuca, $60/10 spices; deanddeluca.com. 02 of 04 Plan a Spa Day Dyad Photography HOW TO THROW IT: Treat your besties to an at-home pampering party. You can hire a service (like Beauty on Call in Chicago, Spa-Gos in L.A., or Zeel in New York) that brings manis and mini facials to you at prices comparable to those of an in-spa treatment. 03 of 04 Fix a No-Fuss Brunch Dyad Photography HOW TO THROW IT: Skip the Sunday morning crowds at your neighborhood eatery and gather the gang at your place. Food52 Web site co-founder Amanda Hesser says, “Study up on baked eggs, which need no advanced prep.” Her recipe: Crack and egg into a ramekin for each guest, add a sliver of butter, a dash of cream, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook the egg mixtures in a 350-degree oven until the whites are set. “You can keep an eye on these while still socializing, as there’s little risk of overcooking them,” says Hesser. 04 of 04 Serve the Simplest Cocktails Ever Courtesy of Arrowhead Farms Pour Arrowhead Farms Bellini, Margarita and Southside mixers ($28 each; arrowheadfarms.com) into pitchers so guests can combine them with their liquor of choice. The real cinch? A garnish that’s probably already in your fridge. “Just shave a bit of peel off colorful fruit, like lime or orange,” says event planner Bronson van Wyck.