You may be a fan of Lo Bosworth from her days on Laguna Beach and The Hills, but the 28-year-old recently partnered with alcohol brand Stella Artois to share her expert entertaining tips for their new "Host Beautifully" campaign.
Since Fourth of July is nearly upon us, Life & Style asked the lifestyle blogger to give us some pointers to throw a fun-filled and classy bash!
Prepare everything ahead of time.
"If I’m throwing a party, I tend to prepare at least a week out and I like to create a timeline for myself so I know on what day I’m doing what task. I would definitely buy all of your food and liquor — like Stella Artois! — one or two days before. Try to do as much food prep the day before."
Try to make a least one dish from scratch.
"I really like to add personal touches to a party of mine, so I always like to cook the meal, pretty much from the appetizers at the beginning, to the dessert at the end. And I know that that’s overwhelming for a lot of people. So if you can’t do that, try to at least make one or two dishes that are from scratch."
Lo with BFF Lauren Conrad. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Hand-make flower arrangements.
"Try to put flower arrangements together yourself. It’s those personal touches that really make a party feel special."
Make sure your guests stay hydrated.
"My rule for drinks is to have one drink per guest per hour on hand," Lo says. "So if you have ten people and it’s a five-hour party, you do the math."
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