Events planner gives stress-free hosting tips and party hacks

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This week, Denise is joined by events planner Roe Chlala of

Have you ever invited guests over, only to be too busy in the kitchen to enjoy your own party? Roe can help with some of her event planning tricks of the trade. She gives ideas for decorating and hosting your own holiday party, as well as invaluable tips on pre-planning and recipes for appetizers and desserts. She also shares some of her behind-the-scenes experiences during her years of event planning.

If you are in the market for a professional planner, the Norwalk-based business can help. According to the Festivities website: "Crafting an entertaining experience for your guests is our passion. With personal attention to exquisite design, planning and orchestration, Festivities is your entertaining resource. Details include creative menu design, the perfect staffing mix, selecting and coordinating event rentals and those crucial logistics that create the backdrop to a seamless event."

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