If hosting a dinner party intimidates you, you’re not alone. Planning the theme, seating chart, tablescape, food, and drinks—all without bankrupting yourself—is a task to be reckoned with. Meet Lela Rose, the ultimate dinner party planner. She makes a mighty good case for letting go of your stress and planning a fun and festive party, on a budget, all while enjoying yourself and ensuring your guests have a lovely time. With tips like presenting takeout on a fancy platter, calling people out for being on their phones, and seating couples on opposite ends of the table, you gotta read this.