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Giada De Laurentiis wrote the book on holiday entertaining, and on Giada's Holiday Handbook, she's sharing her tips and tricks to pulling off a holiday season's worth of parties. Learn fun and elegant ways to make your parties exciting and stress-free as Giada shares step-by-step instructions on how to build the perfect celebration. From planning a delicious menu and signature cocktails to coming up with fun decorations, music and take-away gifts for guests, Giada will help you kick off the holidays in style!
It's the day after Thanksgiving, and that usually means three things: college football, Christmas shopping and Thanksgiving leftovers! Giada De Laurentiis marks the official start of the Christmas season by inviting friends and family over for a few hours of wrapping gifts and enjoying delicious food. Giada's festive holiday buffet includes her clever transformation of Thanksgiving leftovers into dishes like Mashed Potato Zeppole,Antipasti Skewers and Italian Hot Brown Crostini. She also pours Cranberry, Rosemary Juleps to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
Giada De Laurentiis gathers her circle of friends for a Christmas cocktail party and "Silly Santa" gift exchange. Each guest brings a wrapped joke gift to swap, and Giada serves an array of holiday appetizers while everyone sings their favorite karaoke tunes. The menu includes Spinach Artichoke Panini Bites, Warm Citrus Marinated Olives, Chocolate Coconut Cake and Burnt Citrus Cocktails.
Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter, Jade, host a Christmas party for Jade and her friends. Giada prepares a batch of holiday cutout sugar cookies that the kids can decorate using a variety of fun toppings and frosting. While they turn their cookies into works of art, the kids nibble and slurp on some other homemade goodies including Brown Butter Krispies, PB and J Tea Sandwiches, Double Chocolate Butter Cookies and Chocolate Citrus Slushies.
In Italy, the night before Christmas is celebrated with the Feast of the Seven Fishes, and Giada De Laurentiis is hosting a family Christmas Eve dinner that honors this tradition. She brings a California vibe to the celebration by serving dinner outside with a view of the ocean, and her menu reflects the setting, too. She prepares a beautiful Red Snapper Puttanesca, Crab and Cherry Tomato Fettuccine, Mini Lobster Rolls and Grilled Clams with Herbed Butter.
Giada De Laurentiis(Host)
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