Probability is, you want your parties to be as fun as mine rather than the kind that the people only show up to because you're holding their small animals hostage and threatened to sell them to a gourmet restaurant unless they show up.
Kahlua's got a new site full of party tips from people who actually know how to throw a hip soirée including "Top Chef's" Ted Allen and Super Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim. The tips range from the simple (Introduce two people that might get along) to the slightly simpler (Make sure you have all the necessary information on an invitation).
Hey, throwing a good party isn't rocket science, but leaving something simple out can make your party look like the Tri Lamba and the Alpha Mu's party in "Revenge of the Nerds" (Before the weed comes out).
(The picture is from the Stiletto Vodka release party in New Orleans)
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