You strive to be the hostess with the mostest, but you always end up spending the entire evening in the kitchen, and your guests never get to see that sassy holidazzle skirt you have hidden beneath your equally cute Anthropologie apron. Girl, you need to keep it simple -- Real Simple. The award-winning lifestyle magazine we like to call Martha Stewart Light is bringing its December issue to life -- just in time to save you from holiday hysterics. From shopping (50 gifts under $50) to baking (make six different cookies from one dough) to social graces (be nice, mkay?), magazine staffers will help you throw a fabulous party that even you will have time to enjoy. And since the season is about giving and receiving, you will walk away from this event with goodies and gift bags in addition to a headful of time- and money-saving tips.
Sat., Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.