Make That Holiday Party The Best!!

mthpIT’S THE HOLIDAYS, AND I WANT TO EXTEND A LITTLE largesse toward my clients and friends. What could be better than inviting them to a party? Unfortunately, writing for Martha Stewart Living doesn’t leave me much time for creating my own stress-free gala. How was I going to find the time to organize and cook for a holiday party?

Since I’m computer-savvy, I decided to see if I could order party food online. I wanted to host a two-hour affair and serve light hors d’oeuvres and wine. I set a budget of about $20 per head and figured I’d invite about 30 guests. That gave me a total of $600 to spend. So I fired up my modem instead of my oven. Now, I don’t claim to have plumbed the depths of the Internet–I’ve merely trawled the waters. But since I’ve done much of the legwork, your holiday planning time should be cut down to almost nothing–unless you’re like me and just get lost reading about all …