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Padma Lakshmi’s party planning philosophy is simple: Don’t stress.
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When the cameras are off, there’s no drama when Bethenny Frankel invites friends over to her new Bridgehampton, New York, home. “It’s makeshift, casual and fun – use what you have,” she says of her Hamptons entertaining style. “I’m not worried about people spilling stuff.”
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Jennie Garth and Dave Abrams‘ may have had a wedding night menu that highlighted Southern fare (Cheesy grits! Fried chicken! Polenta corn bread!), but for their rehearsal dinner, they went south of the border.
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We’ve all been there. You get word that an unexpected guest is coming to your home, and then panic because there is nothing to serve.
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