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Simple Stunning Parties at Home: Recipes, Ideas, and Inspirations for Creative Entertaining

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"When the opportunity for celebrating knocks, answer the door and offer it some champagne!" says Karen Bussen. Author of the bestselling "Simple Stunning" wedding series, Bussen now directs her expert’s eye to a more intimate kind of festivity: the at-home party. Her simple stunning credo, though, remains the same: Create menus featuring wonderful ingredients in no-fuss, crowd-pleasing preparations; combine homemade and store-bought items in fresh, elegant presentations; tailor colors, tableware, and lighting for...

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Overview

"When the opportunity for celebrating knocks, answer the door and offer it some champagne!" says Karen Bussen. Author of the bestselling "Simple Stunning" wedding series, Bussen now directs her expert’s eye to a more intimate kind of festivity: the at-home party. Her simple stunning credo, though, remains the same: Create menus featuring wonderful ingredients in no-fuss, crowd-pleasing preparations; combine homemade and store-bought items in fresh, elegant presentations; tailor colors, tableware, and lighting for visual impact; and limit effort, expense, and waste.
 
The book details 12 complete plans for four different kinds of parties—cocktail gatherings, casual suppers, formal dinners, and daytime get-togethers. Each plan includes food and drink menus (with recipes) as well as decor and music suggestions. Following Bussen’s advice, you’ll delight your guests while showcasing your personal style—which is what great parties are all about.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584796749
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 970,724
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Karen Bussen is a well-known New York–based wedding planner and the author of five books in STC’s "Simple Stunning" wedding series. She has been featured on Inside Edition and other TV programs, and she was the cooking and entertaining expert on the DIY Network’s Home Made Easy.
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  • Posted May 28, 2009

    A must for home entertaining, chic, simple, stunning ideas!

    Karen's Simple Stunning series is a great inspiration for anyone who needs ideas for smart, sassy, stylish entertaining that won't break the bank. Her attention to detail and beautifully illustrated examples of chic impromptu get togethers are easy to pull off yourself with a complete list of sourcing materials!

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  • Posted May 28, 2009

    Amazing Ideas

    I love all of Karen's books. I just got this one and couldn't wait to come home and put her ideas to work. I didn't know entertaining could be so much fun. It really helps to have authors like this who are inventive, energetic and can think outside the box so I don't have to. Kudos to Simple Stunning Parties at home!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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