Stressing yourself out or overworking yourself for your next party really isn’t necessary. In the past I have offered my guests 9 or 10 Hors d’ ouevres at a simple Cocktail Party. This is like offering 3 main courses at a Dinner Party, definitely overkill. Stick with the tried-and-true Rule of Five. Serve two heavy hors-d-oeuvres so that guests who skip dinner still feel satisfied; one medium appetizer such as dips with plenty of crackers and two lighter choices for nibblers. Make sure that you prepare plenty of each item. This menu is easily doable by one person, yet provides variety and looks impressive!