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Newsflash: It's party season! (Don't act so surprised.) So until the ball, and subsequently Snooki, drops in Times Square on New Year's, we're getting our holly and jolly on until we start seeing sugar plum fairies dancing up in the ol' noggin. Capeesh?
And if you're one of the brave souls hosting the likes of such festive friends, some words of wisdom might come in handy - that's where Dave Bernahl comes in.
Bernahl is the co-founder and director of Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival, and owner of the recently opened Cannery Row Brewing Company in Monterey, California. His party might be a teensy bit bigger than yours (roughly 4,000 attendees), so if he can handle hosting duties, you can too.
Five Secrets to Holiday Hospitality: David Alan Bernahl II
2. A caterer is your best friend...and no one has to know.
3. Introduction Junction
4. Send out the Screaming Eagle(s) first
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