40+ Make-Ahead Appetizers, the Secret Weapon of Smart Hosts Everywhere
With so many moving pieces to manage, planning and hosting a party can frazzle even a seasoned host. But, it doesn't have to be that way — at least, it doesn't have to be as stressful as you might imagine. The smart host's secret is to do as much of the party prep as you can in the days prior to your party. That means choosing a pitcher-friendly cocktail, stocking up on groceries early, and relying mostly on make-ahead appetizers that can be served cold, like the 40+ options that we've rounded up.