1. Plan ahead.
2. Delegate friends to bring things.
3. Have a drink before everyone arrives.
I've spent the last few days baking and decorating. Rather than serve dinner, I decided to do only appetizers and desserts. That's what everyone likes best anyways, right? Plenty to drink, lots of food, good friends, and a few rounds of Left, Right, Center = A fabulous New Years Eve! Happy 2012!