A good party requires more than just good food. It's an exercise in making people happy, especially yourself. A stressed and frazzled host pretty much guarantees an unsuccessful party. So, think ahead: decide on the details for your party, and then figure out how to achieve your goals without losing your mind. If you have a slow cooker, take it out of hiding. If you don't have one, this is a great time to invest in one. This single appliance can help make your party a stress-free success!