If short on time and dollars (heck, even if you’re not), Julia recommends co-hosting a party with a good friend or throwing a potluck like this one where every guest shares in the prep. A potluck isn’t just budget-friendly; it means extra creative hands in the kitchen, and often results in far more spectacular provisions than you could have made singlehandedly. More important, though, are the memories made while working side by side with those you love!