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Desert Companion

Style: Host with the most

Our top picks in hosting and party gifts ensure you'll never arrive at a shindig or soiree empty-handed.

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Tory Burch multi-color wine tote

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Tory Burch multi-color wine tote, $95, Tory Burch in the Forum Shops at Caesars, Fashion Show Mall and Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian

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Wildfox hostess sweater

Wildfox hostess sweater, $98, Saks Fifth Avenue in the Fashion Show Mall Giving Thanks By Compendium Books, $25, Paper and Home, paperandhome.com

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Ca’ del Bosco

Ca’ del Bosco Franciacorta Annamaria Clementi, $90, sherry-lehmann.com

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LUSH limited edition

LUSH limited edition, Celebrate body lotion, $32.95, LUSH in Downtown Summerlin, Fashion Show Mall and the Forum Shops at Caesars

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Neiman Marcus Cooks cookbook

Neiman Marcus Cooks cookbook, $45, Neiman Marcus in the Fashion Show Mall

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Ethel M Holiday Deluxe Collection

Ethel M Holiday Deluxe Collection, 24-piece selection with favorites such as Almond Butter Krisp, chewy and creamy caramels and seasonals like pumpkin pie and egg nog, $34.99, Ethel M and ethelm.com

Party like a pro

Molly Gaddy, co-owner of Artifact in Town Square (artifactlv.com) and party planner, shares tips for a party to remember

First, imagine iT  “I always ask someone how do they envision people mingling, what does it smell like or sound like to be there? The exercise of creating the vision of your party beforehand is a great way to start.”

Invest in the invite  “The invitation should be a billboard for your vision. Whether it’s through email, text message or paper, people love knowing what the expectation is so they can feel involved. Don’t be afraid to communicate dress code or menu.”

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