You never really need a reason to throw a good party — but the prep and cleanup might beg some justification. In the interest of fostering hassle-free fetes, we offer up these tricks and tips that make any gathering a breeze — from easy ice cubes for frosty cocktails to the best way to roast a chicken. So go ahead, invite everyone over for dinner.
Alternative Ice Cubes For EVERY Drink
Guests are here, the food is ready, but your white wine is warm — now what? Lucky for you, there's a slew of items you can keep in your freezer for last-minute ice cubes that don't dilute your drink.
Editor's note: For the last water balloon trick, freeze small balloons filled with water. When ready to serve, cut away the balloon, rinse the ice sphere with water, and drop into whiskey.