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Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Chris Salvatore's Favorite Holiday Party Favors That POP

Chris Salvatore's Favorite Holiday Party Favors That POP

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Make your holiday season pop with tips, tricks and tidings from acclaimed contributors in Out's Holidays that POP series.

Any person who's ever poured their sweat into hosting a holiday party knows it's nice to give your guests a little something that will remind them of the good time had by all. For your best buddies or favorite guests, serve Absolut cocktails and then send them home with a bottle of Absolut Warhol Limited Edition to give the gift of VIP treatment. But you don't need to break the bank supplying party favors for 100 guests -- you just need to get a little creative.

That's where Chris Salvatore comes in. With his guidance, you can actually construct most of these gifts yourself and feel all that more accomplished for being so handy. Here's a list of party favors he assures will make every guest "leave with a smile on his/her face."

Santa-hat-x400Santa Hats / Reindeer Antlers
"There is nothing like looking around the room at your party and seeing everyone enjoying an Absolut cocktail while wearing a holiday-themed head piece! Whether it's a Santa hat or some reindeer antlers, everyone is always down to wear something on their heads."White-line

Hot-choco-x400Hot Chocolate Kit
"This is an inexpensive way to make your guests feel really special on a cold snowy day. Put some hot chocolate mix in a jar and top it off with some marsh mellows and crushed peppermint candy canes. Tie a ribbon around it and there you have it."

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Little Evergreens
"Now who wouldn't want a little baby Christmas tree to take home? Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, they're pretty. This is the cutest thing I've seen in awhile. Guaranteed to make any guest come back! Greenworld Project has some cheap ones you can order."

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Chocolate-covered-pretzels-x400Chocolate Covered Pretzels
"Every year I have a friend who makes hundreds of chocolate covered pretzels, bags a handful and gives them out as holiday gifts. Why not spend an evening with friends making these yummy treats and using them as your holiday party parting gift! You can find an easy recipe here. Just don't eat them all before the eve of your party."

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Pine-cone-place-holders-x400Pine Cone Place Holders
"I once went to a holiday dinner party where they used decorated pinecones as placeholders for the dinner table. I thought it was such a creative idea that I had to share. These are cheap to make and a personalized party favor is always a nice touch."

As an actor, Chris Salvatore has starred in three films in the hugely successful series Eating Out and appeared off Broadway in the play Pieces. A YouTube sensation, his music videos routinely top 100,000 views, and he just launched his own underwear line, www.ChrisSalvatoreUnderwear.com.

Enjoy responsibly. Absolut(r) vodka. Product of Sweden. 40% alc./vol. distilled from grain. (c)2014 Imported by Absolut Spirits Co., New York, NY.

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