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Simply Green Parties: Simple and Resourceful Ideas for Throwing the Perfect Celebration, Event or Get-Together
     

Simply Green Parties: Simple and Resourceful Ideas for Throwing the Perfect Celebration, Event or Get-Together

by Danny Seo
 

Danny Seo's brand is a way of living that embraces certain rules–Be Authentic, Be Resourceful, Be Simple, Be Unexpected, Be Truthful, and Be an Individual. In Simply Green Parties Danny takes these goals and creates projects that are both thoughtful and sustainable while still being stylish and beautiful. He hopes to inspire you to be a dreamer and a doer.

Overview

Danny Seo's brand is a way of living that embraces certain rules–Be Authentic, Be Resourceful, Be Simple, Be Unexpected, Be Truthful, and Be an Individual. In Simply Green Parties Danny takes these goals and creates projects that are both thoughtful and sustainable while still being stylish and beautiful. He hopes to inspire you to be a dreamer and a doer.

The book has essentially 50 quick and simple projects that are split up into themes–Dinner Under the Stars, Baby Shower, Saturday Dinner Party, Housewarming, Beach Party, and Birthday Party. The reader does not need to do all the projects under each party, they can mix–and–match or just choose to do one or two of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061122712
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/13/2006
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Simply Green Parties

Simple and resourceful ideas for throwing the perfect celebration, event, or get-together
By Danny Seo

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Danny Seo
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0061122718

Chapter One

Dinner Under the Stars

Growing up, I had a "secret" garden deep in the woods, where I grew shade-loving ferns and flowering chive herbs in a pebble-lined garden surrounded by dogwood trees and winding grapevine.

I still love the unexpected and cozy feeling of outdoor dining. A regular cloth tarp hung high up in the trees can instantly become a canopy, transforming the trees into wild pillars. Comfortable pillows and blankets thrown on chairs feel even more luxurious, perhaps because they are "out of character" for being temporarily exiled outside of the home. Cocktails, summer fare, and refreshing desserts seem to taste better outdoors.

So take the party outside. Even the hottest months can be cooler outside, sojust wait for the sun to set and invite friends over to dine alfresco. Toast the lazy summer nights with a glass of Prosecco, slice a rustic organic peach tart into wedges, and watch the fireflies flicker near the glowing solar lanterns. Even if you don't live near the woods, invite friends to picnic in a park. Bring an ultra-thick blanket and turn any grassy patch of land into your private dining space; let the fireflies light upthe evening sky.

These ideas can turn your ho-hum BBQ into a special and elegant outdoor affair. Whether you need extra seating or a creative, last-minute dessert idea, this chapter will be a useful reference for the next time you dine under the stars.




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Meet the Author

Danny Seo is America's leading environmental lifestyle expert and host and creator of Simply Green with Danny Seo, a new show on LIME TV with a companion weekly show on Sirius Satellite Radio. The author of four books, he is also the columnist and the Environmental Lifestyle editor with Country Home magazine.

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