Hosting events can be stressful and expensive, but a little planning can make this task easier. One of the most important things you can do is find out how many people will be coming. This tells you how much food to make and will keep you from buying food that you won’t need. You can also watch for sales and buy ingredients early (as long as they won’t spoil). Another way to save time and money is to ask guests to bring something. It can be a dish they cook at home or something simple they buy at the store. Guests are usually happy to contribute and it’s shopping or cooking that you won’t have to do. Save stress, time, and money by planning ahead!