Spiced Champagne, Anchovy Toasts, and More Holiday Tricks for the Ambitiously Lazy

What to eat, drink, buy, and think during that special time of year
Dec. 18 2013 4:32 PM

Holiday Parties for the Ambitiously Lazy

Anchovy toasts, rosemary simple syrup, and more low-maintenance saviors.

Everyone likes the idea of having a holiday party, but the reality can be … stressful. And expensive. And chaotic, especially if your digs are more modest than your hosting ambitions. We at Slate have done some thinking about entertaining do’s and don’ts, so we came up with a few tips to help make your holiday party a glamorous, delicious, intoxicating success. We don't love the term "party hacks," but that's the idea: surprising uses for everyday items and ingredients that can make entertaining just a little bit easier. Start saving your bread clips now.