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Throwing a party? Don’t panic. All it takes is some considered shopping purchases and a little advice to take your soiree from a so-so to for-real.
For instance: Be fearless with your glassware — make it as colourful as your cocktails are! Festoon your
back yard country estate with garlands fit for a Great Gatsby reenactment. Flatter your guests with mood lighting. Keep the music flowing. It’s easy to be the hostess with the mostess when you have the know-how. So, click through and help us help you.
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