How to Entertain at Every Stage of Life Slideshow

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Just Out of College: Work Within Your Limits

Just because money may be scarce in your early 20s doesn’t mean you can’t host a fabulous party. Focus on the essentials — now is not the time to stress about details like décor or elaborate menus. Work with what is available. Instead of thinking about financial constraints, have fun knowing this is a time in life where you can get away with breaking the rules.

Twenty-something entertainer Maris Cohen puts it this way: "I used to look down on using plastic utensils and paper goods. But I’m a 20-something living on a meager income in the city, not hosting a gala for the elite. People can eat on paper."