How to Plan a Party in Just 2 Hours

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Jumping last minute on the party hosting train? Well, there’s no time like the present to start planning. With the help of Barilla, we’re bringing you the only party planning guide you’ll need!

Jumping last minute on the party hosting train? Well, there’s no time like the present to start planning. With the help of Barilla, we’re bringing you the only party planning guide you’ll need!

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Bust out a pasta bar: Set out all of the ingredients for your guests to make their *own* dinner. It will look way fancy, but will only take you five minutes. http://bit.ly/2hwfDgB

Bust out a pasta bar: Set out all of the ingredients for your guests to make their *own* dinner. It will look way fancy, but will only take you five minutes. bit.ly/2hwfDgB

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Opt for the Group Text Invite: Skip the fancy evite this time and go straight for a detailed text — maybe sent with a GIF — to invite all your pals to the last-minute bash.

Opt for the Group Text Invite: Skip the fancy evite this time and go straight for a detailed text — maybe sent with a GIF — to invite all your pals to the last-minute bash.

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Make it BYOB … Or BYO-Bar-Cart-Accoutrements! Have the cocktails of the evening be determined by what everyone brings and save yourself a time-consuming trip to the liquor store.

Make it BYOB … Or BYO-Bar-Cart-Accoutrements! Have the cocktails of the evening be determined by what everyone brings and save yourself a time-consuming trip to the liquor store.

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Grab paper plates + napkins. No fancy china on hand? No problem. There are some pretty adorable paper plates and napkins out there these days that will do the trick. go.brit.co/2hwjM4m

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Let a guest be the DJ. There’s always that one friend who’s stoked to be handed the AUX cord. Let them fuss over the party’s soundtrack so you can put your attention on other things.

Let a guest be the DJ. There’s always that one friend who’s stoked to be handed the AUX cord. Let them fuss over the party’s soundtrack so you can put your attention on other things.

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Those extra string lights? They’re your party decor. There are tons of ways to decorate with string lights, + they somehow magically look good no matter how you display them. go.brit.co/2hwnBpT

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Not feeling the pasta bar? Then try a Spaghetti Carbonara AKA breakfast pasta! All you need is bacon, eggs, pasta and parmesan. Is your mouth watering yet? http://bit.ly/2h0qsu0

Not feeling the pasta bar? Then try a Spaghetti Carbonara AKA breakfast pasta! All you need is bacon, eggs, pasta and parmesan. Is your mouth watering yet? bit.ly/2h0qsu0

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