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The Entertaining Encyclopedia: Essential Tips for Hosting the Perfect Party

by Denise Vivaldo
     
 

The reliable and easy guide to planning any event - from dinner parties at home to weddings, birthdays and banquets.

This is the essential guide to planning any event on budget and with all details considered. In today's challenging economy, people are rediscovering the fun and frugality of hosting parties and throwing their own celebrations, and The

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The reliable and easy guide to planning any event - from dinner parties at home to weddings, birthdays and banquets.

This is the essential guide to planning any event on budget and with all details considered. In today's challenging economy, people are rediscovering the fun and frugality of hosting parties and throwing their own celebrations, and The Entertaining Encyclopedia is the only do-it-yourself guide they will need. Every phase of entertaining is covered, from how to write and create your own invitations to deciding on a theme and planning and serving the food -- even advice on getting rid of guests who have overstayed their welcome!

The author guides the reader in easy-to-follow steps and covers every detail and decision in sections she calls "essential elements":

  • Essential element 1: Theme
  • Essential element 2: Location
  • Essential element 3: Your guests
  • Essential element 4: Food and beverages
  • Essential element 5: Entertainment.

Also included are 200 recipes and 25 comprehensive menus, allowing readers to plan and host any gathering, from a picnic-boxed lunch to a Chinese banquet to an Oscar-night party. These recipes are foolproof, straightforward and loaded with insider tips and ideas, whether entertaining on a budget or planning a large event.

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Canada.com
The Entertaining Encyclopedia: Essential Tips and Recipes for Perfect Parties by Denise Vivaldo is a fun resource for anyone who loves to throw a party during the holiday season -- or any time of the year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778802198
Publisher:
Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

Denise Vivaldo is a professional event planner who has catered more than 10,000 parties and has cooked for such guests as George H.W. Bush, Prince Charles, Cher and Arnold Schwarzenegger. She is the author four books and lives in Los Angeles, California.

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