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- For cooking projects, fill large (labeled) mixing bowls with the main ingredients and add a serving spoon to each. Have pounding tools (plastic-wrapped flashlight, food can), cellophane packets and boxes of canning jars nearby for speedy assembly.
- For craft projects, ask one guest at each station to show newcomers how to do that particular project. Stow additional materials for each project under the table.
- Set up a separate station for making labels and wrapping packages. Stock with raffia, holiday-patterned fabric cut in circles (for layered jar lids), boxes and bags for hauling loot home, blank tags, a hole punch, gift wrap, ribbon, tape, glue and scissors.