The Minimal-Effort Party Plan You Need To Master

Photographed by Angi Welsch.
It's hard to resist throwing a party this time of year. Cold, dark nights call for candlelight and cozy, carby food. But, when invites start storming your inbox and overtaking your calendar, it's easy to think you don't have time to throw your own. That simply isn't true — you just have to know a few key shortcuts.
To prove it, we turned to one of the busiest people we know: Anna Plaks, our VP of brand experiences. Her schedule is perpetually booked, yet she always finds time to throw the most epic get-togethers. They're never overdone, but they are always perfectly done. So, when we teamed up with Pier 1 Imports to plan an after-work, cheer-filled cocktail hour, we knew Anna was hosting.
She’s full of easy-to-apply tips for making even the most impromptu, slapdash holiday get-together feel planned, purposeful, and festive. Follow her lead, and brush off your best party dress. All the ideas you need are right here.