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Lifestyle Expert Gives Us Holiday Party Tips


. SANDRA: IT’S HERE. HOLIDAY SEASON, RIGHT? OFFICIALLY PARTY SEASON IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IDEAS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOLIDAY GET-TOGETHER, LIFESTYLE EXPERT PAUL ZHAN IS HERE. YOU SAY IT’S ALL ABOUT ONE STOP. MAKE IT SUPER EASY. THE COUNTDOWN IS ON. DO NOT FRET. SANDRA: RUN ALL OVER TOWN TRYING TO GET IT DONE. PIER ONE IMPORTS IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO STOP TO GET TABLE SCAPE ITEMS. GET STUFF THAT IS VERSATILE, IT WORKS FOR CHRISTMAS, ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS CAN STAY ALL YEAR AROUND. SOME OF THE PLATES THAT ARE FESTIVE AND FUN. SANDRA: LOOK AT THESE PLATES, SO ADORABLE. SIP, SIP HOORAY! THEY WORK FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S AS WELL. YEP. SANDRA: THERE’S A BIG ASSORTMENT IN THIS BOX. YOU’VE GONE WITH A COUPLE DIFFERENT COLORS. NOT JUST THE TRADITIONAL RED. NOT JUST RED AND GREEN, THAT WAY YOU CAN REUSE IT. SANDRA: METALLICS ARE BIG RIGHT NOW, YOU HAVE THE MARBLED STONE IN THERE. YES. SANDRA: TELL ME ABOUT THE SNACKS, A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THEY HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING HOME MADE. THE GUESTS DON’T CARE UNLESS YOU GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO NOSH ON. OPEN A JAR. LOVE VICTORIA SALSA, IT’S BEEN AROUND FOR 100 YEARS, A LOT OF GREAT FLAVORS. I POUR IT INTO THE JAR AND I ACT LIKE I MADE IT. SANDRA: YOU’VE BEEN CHOPPING TOMATOES AND ONIONS ALL AFTERNOON. WHAT ABOUT THE CHIPS? THEY ARE EVERYBODY IS ORGANIC, GLUTEN-FREE. SANDRA: THEY MAKE CHIPS, RIGHT? YES. SANDRA: SO GOOD. FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T EAT GLUTEN, YOU WANT TO EAT HEALTHIER AND ANOTHER ADDITION IS BLUE DIAMOND ALMONDS, FULL OF PROTEIN AND FIBER, I ACT LIKE I MADE THESE, THROW THEM IN THE SALAD, EAT THEM WITH A COCKTAIL. GREAT ACCOMPANIMENT TO A COCKTAIL. SANDRA: YOU LIGHT THINGS UP. SPEAKING OF LIGHTING THINGS UP. THE BURNS-O-MATIC. SANDRA: THAT’S A REAL THING? YES, YES. UP THE GARNISH GAME. DON’T JUST PUT A LEMON, TAKE THE TORCH, GET IT AT THE HARDWARE STORE AND TORCHED LEMON. SANDRA: DON’T WORK WITH A MATCH, YOU NEED THE BURNS-O-MATIC. AND YOU CAN DO ROSEMARY. TORCH IT AND FILLS THE ROOM WITH THE SMELL OF ROSEMARY. SANDRA: DON’T BURN THE CHRISTMAS TREE. NO, DEFINITELY DON’T. THEY DON’T TYPICALLY TRUST ME WITH FIRE. I USE THIS, I SUCCESSFULLY TORCHED THE GARNISH. SANDRA: THIS IS A CASUAL COCKTAIL, THE MASON JAR. THE COCKTAIL BY DISARONNO. A GREAT LIQUEUR. SANDRA: I THINK IT’S GREAT TO SET UP A BAR SO IT GIVES YOU TIME TO MINGLE AND HAVE FUN. I LIKE TO PREBATCH ONE COCKTAIL, GIN AND TONIC, VODKA SODA, YOU HAVE A GREAT SIGNATURE COCKTAIL. SANDRA: I NOTICED YOU TORCHED MARSHMALLOWS. WHAT WOULD YOU PUT IT IN? HOT COCOA. OR EVERYBODY LIKES A SPIKED COCKTAIL. SANDRA: I HAVE TO SHOW THE GLASSES. THEY ARE SUPER AFFORDABLE FROM PIER ONE. SANDRA: I LOOKED AT THE STICKER. NEW YEAR’S EVE OR A NICE WEDDING GIFT, RIGHT? YES, YES. WE HAVE STUFF FOR THE ADULTS, NOW FOR THE KIDS. RAINY’S CLOSET IS A GREAT WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN RENT FORMALWEAR FOR THE KIDS. SANDRA: BECAUSE THEY OUTGROW IT. STEP UP THE HOLIDAY CARD GAME WITH RAINY’S CLOSET. SANDRA: THANK YOU SO MUCH, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PAUL AND THE

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