Create an elegant but relaxed gold-and-white decor scheme; scatter bouquets of casablanca lillies and light globe-shaped candles. Serve each guest on a lacquered gold tray ($28; Caspari, 800-227-7274), and offer movie-set clapboard key rings ($8/12, plumparty.com) as party favors.
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1 pkg. frozen puff pastry, thawed ½ cup grainy Dijon mustard 1 pkg. (12-13 oz.) chicken-apple cocktail sausage links
Heat oven to 350°F. Unfold pastry sheets on lightly floured surface. Cut each into 6 rectangles, then each of those into 6 rectangles, then each of those into 4 long triangles (there will be dough left over). Spoon small amount of mustard into wide end of pastry and top with a sausage; roll, pressing gently to seal Place rolls 2? apart on baking sheet. Bake 12-15 min., or until golden. Serve warm.