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Look Back on 2007
Explore the classic theme of reminiscence on New Year's Eve, says Chicago dinner party stylist Diane Mahon. Create a sparkly, reflective centerpiece of silver candlesticks, votive holders and vases, and ask guests to bring a small framed photo of a special moment from the past year to add to the table. During dinner, have guests recount each photo's story, then raise a glass. L.A. event planner Jo Gartin (creator of Kate Walsh's wedding) suggests offering some great wines that were released in 2007. Try a Louis Latour Pouilly-Fuisse 2005, $28; a Ravenswood 2005 Teldeschi Zinfandel, $30; or a Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2004, $52.