Are you playing hostess to your friends this 4th of July? Either you’re the lucky one with the vacation home or you got stuck with the short end of the stick. Unless you’re Martha Stewart, playing hostess can be kind of a pain. All you want to do is sit back and drink a beer, but you can’t because if you’re not paying attention, your drunk friend might accidentally set your house ablaze with a rogue firework. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to guarantee your party is a hit. Flip through the slideshow for quick and easy tips and ideas that won’t stress you out. (HINT: Most of them involve keeping your guests drunk and well fed.)
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