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Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers: Casual Gatherings and Elegant Parties at Home

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With so many things to think about when hosting a party, you really need to have all the answers in one place. Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers is that place. This jampacked guide shows a whole new generation how to be ready to entertain on short notice, create a welcoming atmosphere, eliminate stress, and plan ahead. You'll even find easy-to-prepare recipes that your guests will rave about.

With detailed calendars showing what needs to be done when, shopping and supply lists ...

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Overview

With so many things to think about when hosting a party, you really need to have all the answers in one place. Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers is that place. This jampacked guide shows a whole new generation how to be ready to entertain on short notice, create a welcoming atmosphere, eliminate stress, and plan ahead. You'll even find easy-to-prepare recipes that your guests will rave about.

With detailed calendars showing what needs to be done when, shopping and supply lists that detail myriad resources at your disposal, theme ideas, menu suggestions, helpful hints, and social musts and "no-no's," novice and experienced hosts alike will find priceless information and guidance. Most important, though, you will learn to cultivate your confidence as a host. Anna and Lizzie show that entertaining is both fun and easy, and their ideas ensure that every party you throw will be one to remember.

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Great-great-granddaughters of American etiquette maven Emily Post, Anna Post (Emily Post's Wedding Parties) and Lizzie Post (How Do You Work This Thing?: Advice for the Newly Independent on Roommates, Jobs, Sex, and Everything That Counts) provide lists and timetables for planning a party, and they cover invitations, party space, equipment, and help. For each type of party (e.g., cocktail, dinner, outdoor, or holiday), a few recipes are included. This book differs from most other party books by answering troublesome questions such as how to address an invitation to an unmarried couple, make proper introductions, and accommodate an unexpected additional guest. The Posts advise readers to think about each guest before the gathering to assure that everyone is given special attention. They focus on the comfort and enjoyment of guests and hosts, rather than the elegance or extravagance of the party. VERDICT This distinctive etiquette/party book will build confidence and help hosts feel relaxed for having learned essential keys to good hospitality.—Ann Weber, Bellarmine Coll. Preparatory, San José, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061661242
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Pages: 255
  • Sales rank: 949,389
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition. She is also the co-author of Great Get-Togethers and Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, 6th Edition, and the author of Do I Have to Wear White? Anna conducts business etiquette seminars across the country.

Lizzie Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition. She is also the co-author of Great Get-Togethers and Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, 6th Edition, and the author of How Do You Work This Life Thing? She has spoken across the country sharing etiquette advice about technology, finance, and lifestyle.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 Create Your Party Style 1

Chapter 1 How to Be Party Ready Anytime 3

Chapter 2 Producer, Director, and Star 15

Chapter 3 Planning to Have Fun 25

Chapter 4 The Invitation Tells All 35

Chapter 5 When You Need a Supporting Cast 49

Chapter 6 Setting the Stage 59

Chapter 7 Fabulous Food 77

Chapter 8 Delicious Drinks 95

Part 2 It's Party Time! 115

Chapter 9 Classics with a Twist: Cocktail Parties 117

Chapter 10 Your Signature Dinner Party 137

Chapter 11 A Breath of Fresh Air: Outdoor Parties 151

Chapter 12 Traditions and Special Occasions 173

Chapter 13 Celebrate! Holiday Parties 191

Chapter 14 It's Time for Cake: Children's Parties 207

Chapter 15 Hosting Houseguests 223

Chapter 16 Be Invited Back 233

Frequently Asked Questions 245

Picture Credits 251

Index 252

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