For actress and guest editor Gabrielle Union, spending time with friends and family is an integral part of her life. The 41-year-old beauty is a pro at dishing out great recipes, lots of 'Vanilla Puddin' wine (her very own blend) and fun games to get the party started.

Whether it's an intimate affair or a party of 20, Gabrielle has her go-to staples to help make any party she throws a success. Click through the gallery above to see all of her party essentials and shop each product by clicking the 'Get It' button.