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By Bonnie Joy Flamm www.bonniejoydesigns.com

Nothing captures the warmth of the holiday season  like a meal shared among family and friends. Indeed, inviting cherished company into your home for an evening of fine food and celebration is not just traditional, its a ready-made memory. Making fond memories linger throughout the season requires just a few pointers.

The Bar: Here is the place where the fun begins! Make sure that you have an equally interesting,  sparkling non alcoholic drink option. Featuring this at the bar or on the table allows kids to have a celebratory beverage as well as the adults.

Setting the Table: Make sure to have the lights dimmed, the music on, and the candles lit before your guests arrive. With regard to the holiday table, the idea is to infuse colors and textures — along with sparkling accents. As for the dishes, remember that matchy-matchy is out! Use  a variety of heights and styles that compliment and coordinate each other instead for the best “holiday” look.