Party Planner: An Expert Organizing Guide for Entertaining

Overview

KIMBERLY WHITMAN, STYLE AND ETIQUETTE EXPERT, holds your hand through creating a fun-filled soiree without stress. Her book organizes the process of planning and hosting a party, from the earliest inception to working with a budget, choosing a venue, hiring catering and musicians, creating a guest list and invitations, decorating, seating, stocking a bar, photography, entertainment, favors and attire—in essence, organizing every last detail for hosting a successful party for any...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (18) from $5.14   
  • New (10) from $6.25   
  • Used (8) from $5.14   
Sending request ...

Overview

KIMBERLY WHITMAN, STYLE AND ETIQUETTE EXPERT, holds your hand through creating a fun-filled soiree without stress. Her book organizes the process of planning and hosting a party, from the earliest inception to working with a budget, choosing a venue, hiring catering and musicians, creating a guest list and invitations, decorating, seating, stocking a bar, photography, entertainment, favors and attire—in essence, organizing every last detail for hosting a successful party for any occasion.

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman has built an entrepreneurial empire around her flair for entertaining. She has been featured on The Early Show, Fine Living and HGTV WB in the Morning, Designing America and was also a featured event planner on the Style Network’s hit show Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? Kimberly is the author of Tablescapes and The Pleasure of Your Company. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Your guide for organizing and hosting a successful soiree

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423622888
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Pages: 38
  • Sales rank: 985,877
  • Product dimensions: 10.46 (w) x 11.54 (h) x 2.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Kimberly Schlegel is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with an Honors degree in Art History. In 1999, Kimberly started a company, RSVP - Soiree Party Rentals, that advises others when planning the most important events in their young adult lives. Kimberly has traveled extensively, visiting such exotic locales as Turkey, Bali, Hong Kong, Italy, and Greece often providing her with inspiration for her events. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

ENTERTAINING OUTSIDE THE HOME

When planning a party in a restaurant or other commercial establishment, there are a few simple things that can get the party started right:

• Request a special area for your guests to gather and enjoy a pre-dinner drink.

• Ask the restaurant to have some nibbles on the table as people are seated. Fresh bread or a selection of dips and vegetables are good options because these can be served at room temperature.

• If you are serving more than eight people, pre-select two or three options for them to choose from to make the ordering and serving of dinner more efficient.

• Pre-order a selection of desserts for your guests to enjoy. No one will want to be the first to order a dessert, but if you arrange for a tray of desserts to be on the table, most people will have a few bites.

• If you are hiring help, you will need one bartender per 50 drinks for an open bar. If you are serving only wine and champagne, you can have one bar tender per 75 drinks.

MIND YOUR MANNERS

Send your waiter the message that you are ready to order by closing your menu or turning it over on the table.

PLATES SHOULD BE SERVED FROM THE LEFT AND REMOVED FROM THE RIGHT.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

WELCOME!

SERVING STYLES

DRINKS

ENTERTAINING OUTSIDE THE HOME

STYLE & THEME

PARTY PHONE BOOK

COUNTDOWN TO THE DOORBELL

BUDGET & LOCATION

GUEST LIST

SEATING YOUR GUESTS

MENU PLANNING

INVITATIONS

FLOWERS & TABLE SETTINGS

PHOTOGRAPHY

ENTERTAINMENT

ATTIRE & FAVORS

IT’S PARTY TIME! & ENTERTAINING JOURNAL

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)