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celebraTORI: Unleashing Your Inner Party Planner to Entertain Friends and Family
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celebraTORI: Unleashing Your Inner Party Planner to Entertain Friends and Family

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by Tori Spelling
 

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New York Times bestselling author of sTORI telling, Mommywood, and uncharted terriTORI, reality show star, and hostess extraordinaire Tori Spelling offers tips and advice for throwing a fabulous—and affordable—party as only she can.

I love the puzzle of throwing special, chic parties with down-to-earth budgets, and lucky

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New York Times bestselling author of sTORI telling, Mommywood, and uncharted terriTORI, reality show star, and hostess extraordinaire Tori Spelling offers tips and advice for throwing a fabulous—and affordable—party as only she can.

I love the puzzle of throwing special, chic parties with down-to-earth budgets, and lucky you, I’m psyched to share my secrets.

Tori Spelling planned her very first party (her own roller skate–themed birthday with a hot-pink- and-turquoise color scheme) at the age of eight, and she’s been hosting friends and family in her home ever since. She knows as well as anyone that “style” and “elegance” don’t often play well with “budget.” Well, with celebraTORI, she rolls up her sleeves and turns that notion on its head—expertly showing how creativity, passion, and smart planning are the secret ingredients for throwing a truly unforgettable bash on any “real world” budget. All it takes is a little elbow grease and a lot of imagination to transport your guests to another world as soon as they walk through the door.

In this delightfully entertaining, must-have party companion, Tori shares all the tips and tricks she’s learned from her most successful soirees (and a few train wrecks). It’s like having your own personal party planner for a fraction of the cost!

celebraTORI is not just instructional, it’s inspirational. Hosting an event is not about ticking to-dos off a list; it’s about turning an organic idea into a fun day you and your guests won’t forget—so much so that you just can’t wait to do it again . . . with a different theme, of course. Tori covers all the basics, from discovering new reasons to celebrate and choosing a concept, to decorating, creating flower arrangements, making refreshments, and building the corner-stone of any great party: the dessert table! The best part is that all of her suggestions, including her mouthwatering recipes, are 100 percent do-it-yourself.

Filled with lots and lots of great advice, handy blueprints, and hilarious anecdotes, celebraTORI will be the most important guest at your next party. It’s the perfect foundation for taking life’s special occasions up a notch . . . or five.

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They say the devil’s in the details, but for me the details are heaven. Maybe an avid planner and host like me should say that in the course of the party I’m on a cloud of joy, but that would be a lie. Planning and preparing are my favorite parts of the process. Truth be told, when it comes to the actual parties, I’m a nervous wreck. But there is a moment of joy. Mine comes when I see the party come together. The guests are flowing through the space, tasting food, trying out any activities, having conversations with friends and strangers. And when I see someone take a bite of dessert, or try out a photo booth costume, or smile as they pick up a favor, well, that makes it all worth it.

Creating a party. It’s my favorite thing to do, and I’m inviting you, as my guest, to join me in the festivities. I know we’re going to have fun. Come—discover your inner party planner!

Love, Tori

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451627909
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Edition description:
Simon & Schuster
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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part one:

ESSENTIALS

The first step in planning any party is working out the five questions:

Who

What

When

Where

Why

You have to figure out these core elements before you get to the fun stuff.

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Meet the Author

Tori Spelling is an actress whose career spans theater, television, and film. She’s received critical praise for her work in such independent films as Trick and The House of Yes. She both starred in and executive produced the comedy series So NoTORIous on VH1 and the popular reality series Tori & Dean: Inn Love and Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood on Oxygen, and the current remake of Beverly Hills 90210. She lives with her family in Los Angeles.

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CelebraTORI 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book with really wonderful ideas that are easy, classy, and economic too!! An enjoyable read as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book is beautiful! Tori shares her party planning and decorating with fabulous photos! Easy to understand. Easy to accomplish own my own. Love!!!
Ruby_Red_Occasions More than 1 year ago
Great book, very detailed, much better than Martha Stewart's "Entertainment" books in my opinion. Love her style, funny stories, tips and lessons in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just saw this book with Tori Spelling on the Rachael Ray show. They had some of her ideas from the book on the show. I plan to purchase this book for my Nook. It doesn't look like any of her ideas are expensive to do. Just for the record...who cares if she gives her kids expensive parties. Her book is made for every day people with items that are probably already in your home. This is what impressed me. Not her personal life. (To the person that was complaining about Tori's non lack of money.) Unlike Martha, Martha has great ideas but way beyond my budget. Tori's ideas look beautiful on Rachael Ray show. And everything she made up, I don't have to buy. I already have it many of the items in my home. I love the way she used old garage sale picture frames. She painted them happy colors. Used a board behind the frame cover with wrapping paper or wallpaper. It was then used as serving tray! Who doesn't have frames sitting around collecting dust? Great idea.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is truly a good book. Tori is very funny, and inspiring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful book!
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Best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't! And i gtg. Battery's going to die.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice excuse
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As if the word "budget" is really in Tori Spellings vocabulary in her real life? She throws her toddlers birthday parties costing in the thousands of dollars and honestly, when you throw away money like that, who cares that you made 3 out of 12 dishes at the party yourself!