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Creative Party-Planning Tips

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(NAPSA) - If you're looking for ways to turn your next party from drab to fab, be sure to invite one person in particular to help with the pre-party planning: your creative inner hostess. That's the advice from Susie Coelho, TV host, author and lifestyle expert. "I can't overemphasize how important it is not to censor the creative process when throwing any party," she says. Coelho now offers planning tips that cover virtually every type of soiree-from showers to theme parties-as part of the Vanity Fair(r) Napkins Tips & Ideas section at www.vanityfair The tips include such creative suggestions as:

Creative Party-Planning Tips

  • Don't be afraid of paper! Dress up paper plates with stamp art made from organic vegetable dyes. Wrap utensils in Vanity Fair(r) napkins made by Georgia-Pacific. Tie them up with colorful silk ribbons and place them in a basket for your guests.

  • Create a novelty cocktail. For informal gatherings, signature mojitos, martinis or margaritas made with seasonal fruits are easy to pair with simple Spanish olives and cheese, mixed nuts or chips and salsa.

  • Relax! Don't take your party planning too seriously-you'll just get nervous and your ideas won't flow. Take this stress-free approach with you through party night. "These imaginative suggestions provide fun ideas for the everyday hostess as well as the novice entertainer," says Coelho. For more information, visit

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