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How to Ace Your Holiday Potluck

By Alice K. Thompson, November 10, 2016  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Potluck cooking and hosting can be a brilliant way to approach holiday entertaining. The plan might be for a meal to which everyone contributes, or perhaps just a host asking for a few contributions to round out his or her menu. Here are some foolproof tips and recipes for anyone hosting or attending, whether it’s a joint-effort dinner or brunch, eggnog party, cookie swap, or New Year’s Eve festivities.

Tips for hosts and organizers

  • Assigning guests to bring a specific dish helps ensure you’ve got all the holiday favorites covered.
  • You’ll probably be asked for suggestions on what to contribute, so it’s good to have
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Our 10 Favorite Wines for the Holiday Season

By John Stewart, November 8, 2016  |  More Posts by John Stewart

Gifts, get-togethers and great wines—it must be the holidays! From wine-of-the-moment Whites and Sparklers, to elegant and old-world Reds, our wine experts thoughtfully made this list and checked it twice. We couldn't be more excited to share them with you.

H&M Hofer Grüner Veltliner

  • Made with Organically Grown Grapes.
  • A big bottle at a great price! Super fresh and crisp. Enticing minerality. White peach, Meyer lemon and green apple flavors up front, then lovely notes of sage and rosemary.
  • Goes with: Kaltbach Cave-Aged Le Gruyère AOP cheese, shrimp, oysters, turkey, green
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The 9 Best Host and Hostess Gift Ideas from the Grocery Store

By Lindsay Robison, November 8, 2016  |  More Posts by Lindsay Robison

From casual fall dinner parties to family holiday meals to impromptu apple cider or bourbon sipping gatherings, the season of merrymaking is upon us. As with any gift giving, bringing the host an offering is a thoughtful gesture that all too many times can be an afterthought. Luckily, finding the perfect gift at the last minute is easy since there are so many options for the discerning gift giver at Whole Foods Market. Here are a few of our favorites:

Photo: west elm

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Get to Know: Holiday Mocktails

By Megan Myers, November 3, 2016  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

With the holiday season upon us, and your social calendar is filling up! From cookie swaps to midnight countdowns and everything in between, there’s plenty of opportunity to party down. We’re loving mocktails as an option for these festive occasions — here's why you should, too: 

What's New with Mocktails?

Mocktails have come a long way from the Shirley Temple (ok, we still love that one). Drinks like shrubs and switchel, which are vinegar based, are on the rise and are perfect choices for

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How to Set an Unforgettable Thanksgiving Table

By Ellen Miller, November 3, 2016  |  More Posts by Ellen Miller

West Elm Holiday Table
Photo: west elm

The color palette, the centerpiece, the place settings — all three are key to creating a holiday tablescape your guests can’t help but Instagram. Whether you’re planning on decking your table with vintage pieces you use year after year, or are in the market for something new, we’ve got you covered with ideas from some of our favorite entertaining experts:

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