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Christmas Party

F&W’s inspired Christmas party planner includes delicious recipes, cocktail party tips and hostess gifts.

Salami-Egg Canapés (photo at right)

Christmas Party Ideas

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  • Invent Your Own Cocktail Party

    To help wannabe mixologists, rising-star bartender Eric Alperin threw a party at which he taught a handful of friends how to invent an original cocktail.

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Great Hostess Gifts
F&W Holiday Guide

Great Hostess Gifts

When attending a Christmas party this year, consider one of these foolproof gift ideas for the host, like a maple slicing board along with homemade lemon-glazed pound cake.

Sweet & Savory Cocktail Cookies
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Sweet & Savory Cookies

When guests arrive at Dorie Greenspan’s house, she might hand them a glass of Champagne and a tray of salty, spicy or cheesy cookies that are terrific with wine.

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