Throw a Holiday Party Like Martha Stewart

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Discover Martha's favorite tips and tricks for throwing the most memorable holiday party, from what food to serve to how to decorate your home.

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Incorporate seasonal foods into a holiday party menu.

Martha shares some of her favorite recipes for the holiday season. Serve guests her signature Classic Eggnog as they arrive, and let them munch on appetizers like White Crudites with Buttermilk Dip or Potato Pancakes with Pink Applesauce and Creme Fraiche. For a hearty dinner, try her Creamy Winter Squash Soup with Herbed Crostini, Individual Pork Potpies or Rice-Stuffed Cabbage. Finish off the evening with White Cake with Mincemeat Filling and Glaceed Fruit or Walnut Cookies.

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Decorate the Mantle.

The fireplace is often the focal point of the room, and it's the one key area that Martha always makes sure to decorate. Stockings, a wreath or beautiful candles are some great ideas. For help prepping the mantel, choosing seasonal decorations and artfully arranging them, she recommends using this Christmas checklist.

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Wreaths are an easy DIY decoration.

If you're new to crafting, a wreath is an easy and impressive DIY idea. Why not try some of Martha's favorites, such as this woodsy Pinecone Wreath, this elegant Gold Leaf-Sticker Wreath, this sparkly Crystal Wreath or this lovely Ribbon Wreath!

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Stand out with homemade place cards.

According to Martha, homemade place cards that the guests can take home are a great way to organize your table but also make everyone feel special and included—and walk away with a little gift! Transform leftover branches into Christmas Tree Place Cards or Place-Card Holders. Tissue paper can turn into pretty Poinsettia Place Cards, or get crafty with card stock to make personalized Christmas Tree Photo Cards.

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Want to throw a party like Martha Stewart? The lifestyle guru of all things cooking, entertaining and decorating shares her best holiday party tips and tricks, from what food to serve to how to decorate your home. Martha shares some of her favorite seasonal recipes, reveals which part of the home she always decorates and recommends this easy DIY project for instant wow factor.

Check out the slideshow above to discover Martha Stewart's best holiday party tips and tricks. Then, discover her most unforgettable TV moments and her 10 favorite recipes for winter!

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