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25 Summer Hosting Hacks From Our Favorite Designers

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Dress Up Your Junk Food
“I like to spend my summer Saturdays at the beach — not over a hot stove preparing hors d'ouvres," shares Kirk. "I’ll stock up on potato chips in three or four flavors in lieu of elegant canapés."

"The key is to serve them in the fanciest serving pieces you have. Fill Grandma's silver bowls and porcelain compotes to the brim and watch eyes light up with delight at the spread.”