It's finally outdoor party season and in order to host a killer shin dig you'll need little more than some tasty bites, lively friends, and a Spotify list. My number one rule for backyard party hosting - I must be a guest at my own party! Trust me I've learned this one the hard way and I can tell you that nobody gets any medals from knocking themselves out in the kitchen. If you're trapped in there or too tired to mingle what's the point of gathering all of the awesome people you know?! So, if you love to cook, do a few dishes and supplement with some of your favorite store-bought sides or ask grandma to bring her famous potato salad. Remember to open the wine the night before so it has time to breathe and chill.