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Cocktail Parties For Dummies®, Mini Edition [NOOK Book]

Cocktail Parties For Dummies®, Mini Edition

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Throw cocktail parties that are sure to be a hit every time

Anyone can throw a cocktail party, and this simple guide shows you how. Discover everything you need to know to ensure your party is a complete success — from party organization to food and drinks.

Open the book and find:

  • Tips on who and how many to invite

  • Strategies for reducing your stress on the day of the party

  • Advice on stocking your bar

  • Six tasty recipes to get you started

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118042625
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/9/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,235,626
  • File size: 931 KB

Meet the Author

Dede Wilson, CCP (Certified Culinary Professional), has worked professionally for over 17 years as a restaurant chef, bakery owner, caterer, and recipe developer.

Suzanne Williamson has spent the past decade speaking about entertaining.

Linda Smith is currently co-authoring a book on how to give parties for children.

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Table of Contents


Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Chapter 1: Getting Started: You Have What It Takes.

Party Parts.

Developing the right attitude.

Power of the people.

Coming up with a plan.

Secrets to Success.

Chapter 2: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

Making a List, Checking It Twice.

Mixing and matching.

Some methods to the madness.

What’s in a Number?

Chapter 3: Secrets to the “Big O”: Organization.

Getting the Big Picture.

Three Useful Lists to Make.

Your shopping list: Everything you need to buy.

Your task list: Everything you need to do before the day of the party.

Your day-of-the-party list: Everything you have to do the day of the party.

Surviving the Day of the Party.

Chapter 4: Would You Care for a Drink?

Setting Up a Mixed-Drinks Bar.

Selecting the Wine and Beer.

Adding Nonalcoholic Beverages to Your Bar.

Icing Down the Beverages.

Buying Barware.

Choosing Glassware.

The Minimalist’s Guide to the Home Bar.

Swimming in the Bathtub with Jim Beam.

Chapter 5: Little Bites: Cocktail Party Appetizers.

Knowing How Much to Make.

Designing a Menu.

Recipes to Impress.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Rate if u like the title this book Cocktail Parties for Dummies!!!!!!!

    The title is really funny!haha laughter hehd tehe!!!!

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    an amazing book!

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