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Glitz Dinner Plate
Glimmering gold lends a festive touch to any party's decor. At our cocktail party, golden garlands decked the walls, adding twinkly glamour to a spread of big-batch cocktails and festive finger foods.
If a full set of 22-karat embellished china isn't in your budget, a single Glitz dinner plate ($117, dbohome.com) can be used as a platter for small bites.
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Martha Stewart Collection gold serve-ware (starting at $32, macys.com) adds extra glitz to an appetizer spread.
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Gold Leaf Flute
Stemless barware, such as this gold-flecked Aliseo flute ($95, tableartonline.com), sets a relaxed and cozy tone ...
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... and Coro glassware ($48 for 4, serenaandlily.com), sets a celebratory mood but is sturdier than stemmed varieties.
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Golden Cheese Knives
This golden cheese knife set ($198, anthropologie.com) includes four models, arming you for everything from gooey Camembert to hard, aged Gouda.
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Decorating for the holidays doesn't get easier than stringing up gold paper garlands ($35, alderandcoshop.com) in unexpected spots.
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The Farmstead's Winter Meat Collection
The Farmstead's Meat Club winter collection (from $275, farmsteadinc.com) includes truffled foie gras mousse, whole-grain mustard, goose rillettes, country pate, and candied nuts.
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Jan's Farmhouse Crisps
Serve it with deliciously crunchy Jan's Farmhouse crisps ($8, formaggiokitchen.com), and you have hors d'oeuvres covered.
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Salted Honey Caramels
A box of sweet and savory French Broad salted honey caramels (from $12, frenchbroadchocolates.com) makes a great thanks-for-having-me present.
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Serve citrusy Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco ($18, wine.com) straight up or in a cocktail.
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December's New Oil
Katz Organic December's New Oil ($24, katzandco.com) is a deliciously bright and grassy olive oil.
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