Entertaining for Dummies

Entertaining for Dummies

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From small dinner parties to big-time shindigs, Entertaining For Dummies shows you how to impress and pamper your guests no matter what the occasion. It's full of fresh, creative ideas and proven tips for creating an unforgettable experience - at your daughter's sweet sixteen birthday party, a fancy dinner in honor of your boss, or any other get-together.

Whether you're a homemaker in need of creative ideas for your next big party, or a busy professional who needs to impress the boss without spending a bundle, Entertaining For Dummies covers all the bases - from planning, to decorating, to cooking, to hosting. Regardless of the size of the event or its purpose, you'll find helpful tips on these topics and more:

Planning large or small events Designing distinctive invitations and a balanced menu Creating a comfortable atmosphere in any space Making your guests feel welcome Hosting a business gathering in your home Treating the family to special events like picnics, birthday parties, and Sunday dinners Hosting theme events like costume parties

Renowned entertaining speaker Suzanne Williamson offers all the expert advice you need to make every event a success - from black-tie parties to backyard barbecues. She'll give you all the tools and tips you need to get organized and get your party off the ground. Whether you're entertaining for a dozen or a thousand, you'll find everything you need right here:

Organize a last-minute party Use your imagination to create a unique atmosphere Drinks-from cocktails to coffee Table settings and food presentation Hire a disc jockey or band Cope with accidents, emergencies, and unplanned occurrences Entertain during the holidays Parties for children from tots to teens Entertain for business associates or government officials Solutions for common cooking disasters

If you want step-by-step help on getting your party off the ground, or just a reliable reference for trouble-shooting those unforeseen emergencies, Entertaining For Dummies is the only book you need. It's full of creative ideas that making throwing your next party a blast - and a breeze.

Publisher: Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, c1997
ISBN: 9780764550270
0764550276
Branch Call Number: 642.4 WILLIAMS
Characteristics: xxv, 358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Linda

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