Interview by Whitney Johnson.

The holiday season is in full swing, and for many people, that means the next few weeks will be filled with parties to plan. With that thought in mind, we enlisted the help of style expert and author Sabrina Soto. In our video interview with the HGTV designer, she shares her top tips for hosting a stylish and affordable party.

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Plus, she let us in on her holiday plans: “I have been engulfed in Christmas décor for the past two months, so this year, I’m going to Europe for Christmas just to get away and not have to worry about it!”

Be sure to check out Soto on The Great Christmas Light Fight, which premieres tonight at 9/8c on ABC.

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