By InStyle Staff
Updated Feb 24, 2012 @ 12:20 pm
Bethenny Frankel, Oscar
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Throwing an Oscar party this weekend? We caught up with Bravo star Bethenny Frankel, who just announced her new Skinnygirl wine collection, for a few no-fail tips to make your party a culinary success. “There is something to be said for a happy hostess,” Frankel told “When the host is relaxed and in a good mood, it's contagious. Don't overthink and obsess so you and your guests can enjoy the evening.” Click through the gallery for Bethenny's drink, appetizer and dessert ideas for an award-winning Oscar party now!

— Cheryl Brody Franklin