During a party, guests inevitably congregate in the kitchen -- no matter how much time you spend setting the mood elsewhere. So bring a little décor to the kitchen with this idea from New York City event producer David Stark: Before get-togethers, he uses sticky notes to create a design on his refrigerator door. Sketch a pattern on graph paper, then lay out the grid with square notes. As needed, snip corners at angles, and tape for more precise edges.
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