America Entertains: Year of Imaginative Partiesby David Tutera
Everyone loves a party, but no one can create one as spectacularly as David Tutera. In America Entertains, the party-planner extraordinaire has created blueprints for 16 themed eventsone for each month plus four additional fêtesthat celebrate America's regions and traditions. Each party plan offers ideas for everything from cocktails to floral designs, invitations to tabletops. Whether your gathering is intimate or for hundreds, Tutera's innovative strategies for fun, elegance, and decadence let you create a fantastic and all-encompassing look.Tutera's recipes for great hosting include classic American dishes as well as comprehensive tips for theme and decoration. His Summer Solstice Celebration in Santa Fe features a Slow-Baked Salmon with Chardonnay-Butter Sauce; the Ranch Country Wedding Reception near Dallas includes the mix for a Smoky Martini. Each of Tutera's parties is organized into three levelsEssentials, Extras, and Extravagancesfor varying budgets and time limits. Tutera Tips condense his years of experience into quick hints for difficult topicswhat to do with your guests' coats, or where to seat your eccentric uncle.
Author Bio: David Tutera has been planning parties for 18 years. His star-studded client list includes Elton John, Prince Charles, Barbara Walters, and the Rolling Stones. He appears frequently on Oprah, The Today Show, and The View. A Passion for Parties was his first book.
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