Party like a rocker with these super-sexy snacks and drinks.

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Music-and-Cocktails

Here's the setup: We're bringing the lounge life home for Rob Thomas (of Matchbox 20 fame) and Marisol. Rach is cooking up some super-sexy snacks for supper, and her hubby, John, is the mixologist at the bar. We're calling on Marisol to bake a sweet treat and Rob to deejay our music.

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Music-and-Cocktails

SET THE SCENE

A Touch of Glass

No need to buy votive candleholders: Just grab juice glasses instead. Arrange the tealights in a line along a mantel or down your table for instant mood lighting. Avoid scented candles--they'll compete with the delicious smell of your meal.

Get Centered

Dress up grocery-store flowers with leftover herbs; we used sprigs of rosemary and thyme. Cut the flower stems short--about the same length as the herbs--so your guests will be able to see each other over the centerpiece.

ROB AND MARISOL'S PARTY PLAYLIST

We start with upbeat tunes, then mid-tempo, and by night's end, we're chilling out with a relaxed, mellow vibe.

1. George Michael - Fastlove
 2. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
  3. Tiziano Ferro - Perdona
  4. Davíd Garza - Slave
  5. Everything But The Girl - Wrong
  6. Beth Orton - Stolen Car
  7. John Mayer - Back To You
  8. Michelle Shocked - On The Greener Side
  9. The Fray - Over My Head (Cable Car)
  10. The Jayhawks - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  11. Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
  12. Chris Rea - Josephine
  13. Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  14. Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
  15. David Gray - Babylon
  16. Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
  17. Billie Holiday - Them There Eyes
  18. Charles Aznavour - Que C'est Triste Venise
  19. Sade - No Ordinary Love
  20. Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love