How do I decode the dress code? What music should I play? Where can I find a good hostess gift for someone I don't know very well?
All very valid questions. Parties can be tricky, right? To find the answers, earlier in the year I interviewed nine professionals for their little-known soiree secrets. Quite a few of the answers were surprising (ditch the try-hard "hand on the hip" pose, and avoid makeup with SPF if you'll be taking a lot of photos), so even the most seasoned social butterflies should learn a few things.
Nine Tips from Top Party Pros from the April print edition of Make It Better magazine