Keeping Entertaining Simple: 500 Tips for Carefree Gatherings

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Love to entertain, but think that it requires too much time and preparation? When you invite people over, do you spend more time in the kitchen than with your guests? Would you love to host a gathering, but feel that it doesn't fit into your budget?

Entertaining is the perfect opportunity to share meaningful times with family and friends. Unfortunately, too many people feel that hosting events is a hassle, so they miss out on these special ...
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Love to entertain, but think that it requires too much time and preparation? When you invite people over, do you spend more time in the kitchen than with your guests? Would you love to host a gathering, but feel that it doesn't fit into your budget?

Entertaining is the perfect opportunity to share meaningful times with family and friends. Unfortunately, too many people feel that hosting events is a hassle, so they miss out on these special occasions. The many useful techniques found in Keeping Entertaining Simple show how elegant and fun entertaining can also be stress free. Author Martha Storey's creative collection includes easy theme-party plans, menu ideas for every meal, and tips for decorating on a budget. Discover practical advice for embracing spontaneity, entertaining with kids in mind, and enlisting guests' help in the kitchen. Complete with tried-and-true recipes and money saving methods, this guide is perfect for the most formal to the most casual of gathering.

The ideas in Keeping Entertainment Simple are so carefree and fun that you'll never find another excuse for putting off entertaining again.

About the Author

Martha Storey is Executive Vice President of Storey Communications, Inc., mother of three, grandmother of eight, and a relaxed host with her friends, family, and colleagues.
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Storey, executive vice president of Storey Communications, has put together a down-to-earth potpourri of creative yet practical ideas for "frazzleless" entertaining in a wide variety of circumstances and settings. Tops on her list are organization and planning, the use of available help (personal and material) and the simplification of culinary offerings and decor. Storey's ideas are imaginative and useful, and manageable recipes and lighthearted quotations add to the main text, which lends itself to browsing as well as start-to-finish attention. A good selection for patrons who want to host the gathering on special occasions yet have a relaxed time themselves.Suzanne W. Wood, SUNY Coll. of Technology, Alfred, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760749777
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 4.86 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Martha Storey lent her party-planning advice to Keeping Entertaining Simple. She has mastered the art of relaxed hostessing, whether giving small dinner parties for close friends or large corporate picnics, and she shares her secrets and inspiring ideas with readers. Country-living publisher for more than 17 years, Martha also draws on her country roots to bring you the time-honored classics of the American country kitchen in her book, Treasured Country Recipes from Martha Storey and Friends. Martha founded Storey Communications, Inc. with her husband John in 1983. She has three children and eight grandchildren. She lives in western Massachusetts and farm in Westport, New York.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Simple Ways of Celebrating
2 A Simple Plan
3 Entertaining at Home
4 Entertaining around Food
5 Entertaining without Food
6 Simply Sensational
7 Enjoying Your Own Party
8 Entertaining Small Children
9 Entertaining Young Adults
10 Entertaining Elsewhere
11 Entertaining in Business
Appendix: Entertaining Survey
Index
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