The Daily Dish

Todd and Kandi Say Goodbye To Mother Sharon

NeNe Leakes Launches New Talk Show

Gail Simmons: What to Cook for the Holidays

Peter Thomas Is Opening Up a Coffee Shop

Yolanda Foster: I Still Spend Most of My Days in Bed

Shop by Bravo: Hot Gifts to Get Now!

Gag Award Poll: Gabrielle, Kourtney or Emily?

Is Bethenny Causing Trouble on 'RHONY?'

Watch Ryan Serhant Act Opposite Ben Stiller

Whatever Happened to Jennifer Dalton?

#TBT: Eileen Davidson’s Emmy-Winning Acting Chops

Ramona Singer: I'm Looking to Open a Restaurant

Watch Kim and NeNe's Most Amazing Moments

Kyle Richards: My Secret to Amazing Hair

Watch Lisa Vanderpump Grill Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen Is 'Fine' After 'Freak' Accident

Lisa Vanderpump Officiates Her First Gay Wedding!

Watch Kenya and Brandi Go Head-to-Head!

Todd Tucker Says Farewell to Mother Sharon

Melissa Gorga Reveals Her Worst Break-Up Story

What's Up With Apollo's New Fitness Business?

Would Jax Taylor Get More Plastic Surgery?

'GG2D' Cast Dish on Their Raciest Scenes

First Look at 'Best New Restaurant'

Sneak Peek of Melissa Gorga's Latest Jewelry Line

David Foster: Does He Like Doing 'RHOBH?'

NeNe and Kim Zolciak Will Reunite on 'WWHL'

Vicki Gunvalson Shares Results of Her Juice Detox

Lisa Edelstein Gives the Scoop on 'Girlfriends' Guide'

Inside NeNe Leakes' Broadway Debut!

Beat Black Friday: Bravo Gifts to Get Now!

Quiz: Who's Your Ideal Real Househusband?

So Cute! Watch Andy Visit 'Sesame Street'

Andy Says His Teresa Sit-Down Was 'No Piece of Cake'

Gail's Holiday Entertaining Mistakes to Avoid

Would Gigi Hadid Do Reality TV?

Kim Zolciak Celebrates Her Twins' First Birthday!

Padma Reveals Her Worst 'Top Chef' Dishes Ever

Is Andy Cohen's Book a Bestseller?

Vicki Gunvalson: Brooks and I Are Living Together

Tiffani Faison Shares Her Essential Entertaining Tips

The former Cheftestant on how to throw the perfect party.

If you've been scouring for some great party-throwing advice, you should look no further than Top Chef alum Tiffani Faison.

The Sweet Cheeks Q owner and chef is sharing what she's learned from her own parties—just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, too.

"Throwing parties at home was always a great idea, in my head," she writes on Food52. "The intimacy! The elegance! The deliciousness! The procrastination!"

But while she admits there are some challenges, it's not a Herculean task. It just takes planning. One essential tip? Tiffani says that hosts should create a schedule for their party planning. "Do whatever works for you, but put it in your calendar, stick to it, and keep yourself on track," she shares.

She says it's important to have a theme for the fete. But don't make it appear that way. "It's a guide for editing your decor and your menu, not a children's birthday party; it should be elegant and not entirely obvious."

Her next piece of advice: Be aware of you budget. "Allocating expense in the right areas will allow the details to shine," she writes. "But set limits and use what you have in creative ways."

Though you're cooking and hosting at home, it's crucial to have a restaurateurs' mentality. "Cook almost everything the day before," she says. "Have chilled water in bottles on the table. Print a menu to place on the table. Light the room well and play great music."

She also notes hosts shouldn't be afraid to ask their guests for some help. "It doesn't all have to be you; allow your guests to share what they love and contribute to the evening," she advises.

Her best piece of advice? Have fun!

[Source: Food 52]

Read more about: