Beachy décor, local wine and lots of comfort food creative good vibes that even winter can't kill.
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 rosannainc.com). 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 booklarder.com). 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 bedbathbeyond.com). 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 midnightcookieco.com). 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.