Hostess Danielle Rollins, author of Soireé: Entertaining with Style celebrates the South in bloom with all shades of pink - from pale to punchy.
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"People like to feel cozy, so too big of a space isn't good," Danielle says. "It's better to have more people in a smaller space." To keep your guests circulating, set up separate tables for food and drink. "I like to do two food tables: one for tea and sweets and one for savory appetizers. Be sure to set the tone for your party with a beautiful bar. It's like a tour guide with an umbrella—guests always start there."