An African-American woman planning a holiday party

9 tips for a fabulous, cost-effective holiday party

Ah, holiday parties. ‘Tis the season, and nobody wants to be a Grinch, but hosting-phobia and budgetary constraints often give us pause when planning seasonal shindigs. Arlene Stewart, private chef and runner up on the chef competition show Chopped wants to remind you that you are not alone.