Mermaids & Martinis: Turn Your Party Into A Memory

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Don't host a party-host a memory. Everyone loves to throw the perfect party-the one all your friends talk about. Today, everyone is searching for ways to save and still do the things they love in a big way, and almost everyone is craving for creative ideas and solutions to celebrate their lives in a big way-on a tiny budget.

New York party-planner Hilary Pereira has happily played hostess and rolled out the red carpet for celebrities such as Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Kanye ...

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Overview

Don't host a party-host a memory. Everyone loves to throw the perfect party-the one all your friends talk about. Today, everyone is searching for ways to save and still do the things they love in a big way, and almost everyone is craving for creative ideas and solutions to celebrate their lives in a big way-on a tiny budget.

New York party-planner Hilary Pereira has happily played hostess and rolled out the red carpet for celebrities such as Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Kanye West, JoshDuhamel, Helen Hunt, Vanessa Carlton, Allison Krauss, Helena Christensen, Jane Krakowski, John Legend, Nigel Barker andDanityKane-just to name a few. And as much as she loves hosting wonderful parties for celebrities, her favorite fetes are the ones she hosts for family and friends.Mermaids & Martinisis a book to teach you creative ways to economize, but also to remember toturn your party into a memory.

You may be asking yourself: Why a Mermaid? Look no further than this quote from Louisa May Alcott to capture the essence of our main character:She was one of those happily created beings who please without effort, make friends everywhere and take life so gracefully and easily that less fortunate souls are tempted to believe that such are born under a lucky star.

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Mermaids & Martinis is the perfect cocktail—full of spirit, sweetness and sprinkled with Salt of the Earth advice! If you want to host an unforgettable memory instead of an ordinary party—grab a copy and raise a glass! — Tracey Toomey, Author of The Perfect Manhattan, and Cocktail Therapy

A Mermaids & Martinis party is pure magic. Recite the 'Mermaid Mantra' when playing hostess and your guests will never want to leave your fairytale fete! — Karla Lightfoot, Author of The BAP Handbook: The Official Guide to the Black American Princess

Mermaids & Martinis brings the perfect dose of whimsy to any party realist. You don't need to hire a personal event planner to host a spectacular and swish soiree—just buy the book for all the inspiration and sparkle you'll need at your next event! — Alvina Patel, Celebrity Publicist

I've walked the red carpet to many parties hosted by Hilary and her Mermaids. Whether it was a simple wine tasting or a star-studded affair - she stays true to her motto: — Jennifer Joy Bruno, Veranda magazine

This is a MUST HAVE for anyone who likes entertaining. Budget-conscious yet uniquely creative, Mermaids & Martinis will make your get-togethers truly unforgettable — Ariane De Bonvoison, Author of The First 30 Days

At last, a book that makes even the most timid of hosts have the confidence to trust their own creativity. Loaded with fresh ideas and useful tips and tools, this guide to entertaining makes every day a reason to celebrate something. — Kristin Moshonas, Brand Director, Allure magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985135911
  • Publisher: Dunham Books
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Hilary Pereira is the founder of Mermaids & Martinis, an entertaining and lifestyle brand. As a professional event planner, writer, singer and a leader of the organization, Ladies Who Launch, she believes in the feminine approach to life and how celebrations can bring people together in a truly unique way by creating a space to honor the 'mini moments' of our lives. Hilary lives with a passion for mastering the art of entertaining and how important it is for women to connect.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Hilary Pereira must have intuited my needs, and the needs of hos

    Hilary Pereira must have intuited my needs, and the needs of hostesses everywhere, when she wrote Mermaids and Martinis. My friend recommended that I borrow her well-worn copy of the book to get some ideas. Well, I am certainly glad that I did! This book eased the party planning process for me IMMEASURABLY. What I found so great about the book was how much content there was in it! In my mind I had pictured a party planning book to be more frivolous and less instructional - this was not the case with Mermaids & Martinis. This is an in-depth, descriptive, and helpful guidebook to help you along every step of the way - from choosing a theme all the way through maintaining your composure during the event itself. Pereira writes with a charming ease that helps make any undertaking seem exciting and worthwhile. She has cute tips (called "rules of fin") that are punctuated throughout the book that become almost like party-planning commandments! The relaxed yet polished vibe continues through to the illustrations and photographs making Mermaids & Martinis a real treat to read. 




    I recommend this book for literally anybody who may be planning or helping to plan ANY kind of party. Whether you are throwing together an intimate brunch for a few close friends or an extravagant wedding, I guarantee that you will learn from Mermaids & Martinis

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    I couldn't put my pen down Hilary gave me so many ideas on every

    I couldn't put my pen down Hilary gave me so many ideas on every page! I LOVED this book. I have added her fintastic touch to not only my parties, but also to my gift ideas. Now everything I do is a bit more special to those I care about. Thanks Mermaid Hilary!

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    This is a fun and helpful book geared towards party planners at

    This is a fun and helpful book geared towards party planners at all levels. Pereira gives practical tips, as well as fun isights into what makes her own parties so memorable.

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