If you’re lucky enough to have separate kitchen, dining, and living room spaces, try to establish different spots around your home for guests to enjoy the party. Place appetizers in one area (such as the living room coffee table, so guests can stand, mingle, or sit), set up the drinks in another, and arrange the main-event food in a third. Many guests will automatically drift toward the kitchen; if your space is small, however, you’ll want to make sure that anyone in the kitchen is actually helping, not standing around taking up valuable prep space. Creating separate (and inviting) entertainment spaces will keep guests mingling, having fun, and out of your tiny kitchen.
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