Now that I'm single, it all falls on me, and to be honest, the double labor of cooking and cleaning will sometimes keep me from throwing a party. Occasionally I get around this by having my apartment cleaned (luxury!) or hosting the evening with a friend. I also don't get too bent out of shape about it. If my place isn't perfectly spotless, my friends will understand. We're gathered to enjoy the food and each other's company, after all, so a few discreet dust bunnies won't stop the fun.
(Image: Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan)