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Signature cocktail. I am a true champagne gal, but since this is authentic Tex-Mex, a Mexican in Paris — which is a combination of both — really gets the party going. (I discovered this drink in Marfa last spring.) What to serve to keep guests from feeling peckish. Regino Rojas of Revolver Taco Lounge would be serving up some mean, delicious tacos. Playlist to conjure a conga line. I feel positive that Lyle Lovett would accept my invite to croon at this dinner party! Dress code. Wouldn't you love to see Michelle rock some ripped jeans and fabulous cowboy boots?! Hostess tips. I always take Brooke Davenport's advice: "It is all about the lighting." Picture lanterns in trees, like the patio at The Mansion, and longhorn candelabras. SHASA MITCHAM Beauty and fragrance specialist at Forty Five Ten. Avant-garde fashion aficionado. Type of party you're hosting. The theme is a Baroque & Roll garden party. Versailles meets the 1980s post-punk era; Marie Antoinette from the early 2000s film that starred Kirsten Dunst. Where you are. The French countryside, probably somewhere in the Provence region. Dream guest list. Serge Lutens, Cardi B, Eric Buterbaugh, and the Haas Brothers. E - v i t e o r s o m e t h i n g m o r e substantial. Definitely something tangible. Maybe a beautiful card in a bright neon color like acid yellow or hot pink, with a rocaille or floral motif. There is just something extra special and exciting about receiving an invitation in the mail. If you instigate a game, what will it be? Backgammon and roulette, with plenty of champagne on deck. Signature cocktail. The Aviation: a floral cocktail with a mesmerizing shade of violet purple. What to serve to keep guests from feeling peckish. Ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms (they are delicious; get them now while they are in season); macaroons in a variety of pretty pastel colors and flavors; and the default charcuterie board for the really picky guests. Playlist to conjure a conga line. My playlist will rotate around some of my favorite new wave bands from the '80s; The Cure, Blondie, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, to name a few. Dress code. Something extravagant from designer Palomo Spain. Host tips. Definitely flowers. I'm thinking blush florals by Kyle Branch, our in-house flower maestro at Forty Five Ten. I love the surreal whimsicality of his arrangements. SHELBY GOFF PYT. Part-time Fort Worthian. Gives us the ultimate prep with a fashionable slant. Type of party you're hosting. Who doesn't love a backyard barbecue! Where you are. We're heading to Aspen, London, Nantucket, and I'll be doing my best Sophia Loren impersonation in the Mediterranean. Dream guest list. Marie-Hélène de Rothschild, Andy Warhol, C.Z. Guest, and Truman Capote … I'll also throw in Chrissy Teigen to really shake things up. E-vite or something more substantial. Paper. Always paper. Ellis Hill is my vacation home. If you instigate a game, what will it be? Catch Phrase over cocktails! The adult version can make the most unabashed guests blush. Signature cocktail. Call me cliché, but an Aperol Spritz screams summer. What you serve to keep guests from feeling peckish. Is "picnic chic" a thing? A twist on the classics: mini BLTs, mini potatoes with caviar, a fresh crudité and Cassandra's melt-in-your-mouth mini grilled cheeses. Playlist to conjure a conga line. Progressive music is key. Start with Sinatra and end with Avicii. Dress code. La Vie Style House. Hostess tip. You only live once — use the nice stuff! China, crystal and Grandmother's silver. PHOTO SLIM AARONS, POOLSIDE WITH SLIM AARONS (ABRAMS) (continued from page 33)

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