In a perfect world, every party would be worthy of a "best night ever" title. In reality, we've all spent the evening forcing a smile and wishing we were partying with our DVR instead.
You may have limited sway over a shindig that isn't yours, but you needn't resign yourself to watching the clock. Try these nonintrusive tricks to save a party that's losing steam. After all, the best gift a host could ask for is a wonderful time for her guests -- and a bottle of bubbly, of course.
Most of us don't carry board games around, but we bet you've got some pennies rattling in your purse. Turn loose change into a conversation starter: Pull out a coin and have nearby partygoers share a memorable event from the year it was minted. Sure beats another round of "So, how do you know Susan?"
Pass It On
For midsize groups, try this Telephone-Pictionary fusion game from a Martha Stewart staff member: One guest writes a phrase or TV show on a notepad and passes it to theRead More »from How to Spice Up a Dull Party (That Isn't Yours)