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Planning a holiday get together
Take the headache out of entertaining this season with tips to make your holiday gathering simple and satisfying.
 
Published Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:15 am
by Brandpoint

The pressure to host the perfect party can take all the joy out of what is supposed to be a fun and memorabl occasion with family and friends. But holiday entertaining doesn't have to equal stress. Prepare yourself and your home for the arrival of your guests with our holiday party primer.

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Planning a last-minute gathering with friends, colleagues or family this holiday season? Cheese plates are an easy-yet-impressive way to bring a gourmet touch to your event without requiring a lot of time or effort.


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The holiday season without baked goodies would be like a movie without popcorn, burgers without fries or a sundae sans the cherry: all good but not quite perfect.


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The expert bakers and bloggers at Hershey's Cookie Headquarters say everyone can achieve baking bliss with a little help. Plus delicious cookie recipes your guests are sure to love.


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When preparing yourself and your home for the arrival of family and friends, the key is simplicity. Follow these tips for being ready to entertain at anytime.


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