Keeping Entertaining Simple: 500 Tips for Carefree Gatherings

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Entertaining can be simple -- and simply wonderful!

You can host worry-free gatherings with family and friends without a lot of time, money, or energy. All you need is a desire to spend time with people you care about and this reassuring collection of ideas for entertaining with minimum fuss and maximum fun.

In Keeping Entertaining Simple you'll find:

-- Easy theme party plans

-- Crowd-pleasing recipes and ideas

-- Tips for getting guests to ...

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Overview


Entertaining can be simple -- and simply wonderful!

You can host worry-free gatherings with family and friends without a lot of time, money, or energy. All you need is a desire to spend time with people you care about and this reassuring collection of ideas for entertaining with minimum fuss and maximum fun.

In Keeping Entertaining Simple you'll find:

-- Easy theme party plans

-- Crowd-pleasing recipes and ideas

-- Tips for getting guests to help

-- Special parties for small children and young adults

-- Simple, meaningful holiday celebrations

-- Techniques for embracing spontaneity

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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: 9781580170567
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/6/1998
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 4.52 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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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

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