25 Secrets from a Celebrity Caterer

If you're lucky enough to attend a Mary Giuliani party, you won't soon forget it. From over-the-top soirees, to down-to-earth events (which she likes most!) it all comes down to the details. Get 25 insider secrets from the pro for your next big bash.

By Jennifer R. Beck; Photography by Adrien Broom

Giuliani and Batali
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1. Set Yourself Up for Success

Avoid Pinterest pressure and be realistic about your event. Consider time, budget and space constraints. "Don't try to throw a party for 10 people if you only have eight plates," Giuliani says. "And there's no need to spend $500 when much less will do." (That's Giuliana on the right!)

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