25 tips to hosting the perfect party, courtesy of your fave celebs

they know what’s up.

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The Cut polled all your favorite ladies on what they think makes a perfect party, which resulted in some seriously valuable advice. Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham share silly anecdotes, Gwyneth Paltrow admits the first time she cooked (pre-Goop days, of course) she made everyone throw up, and heavy hitters like Oprah and Martha Stewart give their two cents, too. Our biggest take aways? Avoid shoes, try not to stress, and serve lots of liquor.

Click over to The Cut to read all 25 women’s advice.

Alyssa Clough


Alyssa is a Brooklyn-based maximalist and vintage addict who is always on the hunt for something—a new piece of collage art, more plant babies, yet another ceramic vessel, you get the picture. Obsessions include bold accent walls, living a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle, and supporting female artists and makers. Find her on Instagram ignoring her phone’s screen time alerts.