Throw a Make-Your-Own Grilled Cheese Party!

03/18/2014 at 12:13 PM ET

Ali Rosen is the host and founder of Potluck Video, a food and drink website that takes you behind the culinary scene with celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, producers, mixologists and more.

Casual party food can be hard to pull off. Hors d’oeuvres often come across as too fancy, but chips and dip can seem like you’re not doing enough.

The answer: Throw a make-your-own grilled cheese party! When dressed up a little, the classic comfort food is the perfect crowd-pleaser — and requires almost no pre-party cooking! It’s also good for any size and type of crowd, says celebrity caterer Mary Giuliani, who has thrown soirees for everyone from Bradley Cooper to Matt Damon.

The key is to have a nice assortment of breads, cheeses and condiments. Giuliani suggests laying the ingredients out assembly line-style, so your guests can build their perfect stack, griddle and serve themselves.

Could this be the easiest party ever? Quite possibly — but that’ll just be our little secret. Watch the video above to see it all come together.

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