Lifestyle Expert Melanie Mannarino Shares Outdoor Summer Party Planning Tips

Are you searching for delicious healthy snacks to feed your family and friends at your Memorial Day party on Monday or for the summer soiree you’re planning? If so, you’re in luck. This morning renowned lifestyle expert Melanie Mannarino joined me for an interview to dish on her favorite healthy snack ideas for Memorial Day. She also shared tips on how to throw the perfect outdoor party this summer, fun nature inspired decorating ideas, quick and easy starters you can prepare in no time, and how we can all stay safe and protected from mosquitos and the Zika virus which is making headlines everywhere.

Please be sure to watch the video below to see my interview with Melanie Mannarino in its entirety and to hear Melanie share her sizzling party ideas just in time for your summer soiree! For more information please visit and the brands Facebook pages.


Must have products Melanie Mannarino mentioned during the interview:

  • Sabra Hummus
  • Wonderful Pistachio
  • Haven backyard lighting

PS: Don’t you just love Melanie’s drink tip? I love the idea of having cocktails or mocktails in chic beverage dispensers for your guests so they can serve themselves!


Video: Watch Candace Rose interview lifestyle expert on how to plan the perfect outdoor summer party!


About Melanie Mannarino

Melanie Mannarino has spent the last 20 years as editor and writer for media brands includingShape, Better Homes & Gardens, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen and HGTV Magazine. She is a regular contributor to Weight Watchers magazine. Previously, Melanie was digital director of, where she doubled the frequency of fitness, food & nutrition, and healthy living content. Prior to that, she was Director of Content at Weight Watchers, where she oversaw food & recipes, fitness and lifestyle content across the US and Canada web sites and created and starred in numerous video series, include Curious Foodie. As Deputy Executive Editor of Redbook magazine, Melanie wrote the food and entertaining blog Serving Dish, and appeared as a judge on Iron Chef America.


This interview is provided by Sabra, Wonderful Pistachios and Haven. Candace Rose Anderson was not compensated by any sponsors for this interview.


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