Beachy décor, local wine and lots of comfort food creative good vibes that even winter can't kill.

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Feeling the winter doldrums? Spending time with friends and family can help lift everyone’s mood.

These light, bright hosting items help make it easy to hold a festive party in a flash.

Rosanna Flamingo Patio Party Plates ($60 for four at Bring a beachy vibe to winter soirées with these locally designed porcelain plates featuring fun gold flamingos.

“Chinese Soul Food” ($25 at Book Larder, Fremont, and Whip up a comforting Chinese dish or feast — think potstickers, braised pork belly and green onion pancakes — for guests with these oh-so-satisfying recipes by Seattle cooking instructor Hsiao-Ching Chou.

Fitz and Floyd Ombre Stemless Wine Glasses ($26–$28 for four at Celebrate new friends and old with these chic wine glasses — in either silver or gold. The stylish metallic ombré design is sure to be a party conversation starter.

Waterbrook Malbec ($15 at Whole Foods). Grown in the Columbia Valley, each sip of this Washington Malbec combines personality with a smooth finish, just like a good party! Hints of berries, white pepper, vanilla and coffee make it a real crowd-pleaser.

Midnight Cookie Co. After Party Cookie Combo ($36 for 24 at Keep the party going after dinner with a box of scrumptious, locally  made cookies. The menu includes favorite flavors, such as Snicker Doodle and Peanut Butter Chip, available for delivery to your door until 3 a.m. Ordering 24 hours in advance is highly recommended.