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The Good Housekeeping Hostess: An Old-Fashioned Guide to Gracious Living

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Relive a time of grace and elegance with this facsimile edition of Good Housekeeping's 1904 hostess manual. With all the original illustrations, it is far more than just a charming door into the past. Thoughtful behavior has never gone out of style, and the advice on everything from organizing a formal event to celebrating a wedding anniversary to writing sympathy cards will prove useful. And, of course, no magazine equals Good Housekeeping for offering scrumptious recipes and original entertaining suggestions. ...
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Overview

Relive a time of grace and elegance with this facsimile edition of Good Housekeeping's 1904 hostess manual. With all the original illustrations, it is far more than just a charming door into the past. Thoughtful behavior has never gone out of style, and the advice on everything from organizing a formal event to celebrating a wedding anniversary to writing sympathy cards will prove useful. And, of course, no magazine equals Good Housekeeping for offering scrumptious recipes and original entertaining suggestions. Here are complete menus, seating plans, decorating ideas, and games for a wide variety of social gatherings and parties: weddings and christenings; a children's Winter Picnic to enjoy indoors; a Curiosity Tea (where guests bring a "curiosity"); a Hayseed Carnival (with wedges of apple pie, milk, doughnuts, cider, and gingerbread), and many other holiday festivities. With this guide at your side, you'll be the hostess with the mostest!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588162502
  • Publisher: Hearst
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: Good Housekeeping Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 4.92 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Social Life 3
Sundry Obligations 3
Issuing and Receiving Invitations 4
Cards 7
The Christening 8
Children's Parties 10
Coming-out Parties 11
Luncheons and Breakfasts 13
Formal Dinners 15
Weddings 17
In Bereavement 19
Wedding Anniversaries 20
Dinners 25
A Dainty June Dinner 25
An Abbreviated Dinner 32
A Company Dinner 38
The Harvest Home 43
The Winter Feast 52
A First Thanksgiving Dinner 61
A Harvest Dinner 62
Artistic Dinner Decorations 69
A Chinese Dinner (illustrated) 71
A Birthday Party (illustrated) 77
A Cherry Blossom Dinner (illustrated) 86
A "Cold Comfort" Dinner 90
An Omar Khayyam Dinner 91
A Literary Dinner 92
A Toy Dinner 93
Luncheons and Teas 97
A Springtime Luncheon (illustrated) 97
A Chieago Luncheon 106
For Independence Day 107
A University Luncheon 111
In Mexican Style 115
A Circus Luncheon 120
A Corn Luncheon 122
Eve's Luncheon 126
A Chinese Luncheon 127
Easter Luncheons (illustrated) 131
Ten-Cent Luncheons (illustrated) 137
A May Time Luncheon 141
A Curiosity Tea 143
A Spinster's Tea 145
A Sofa Pillow Tea 146
Parties for Children 149
A Happy Christening (illustrated) 149
A Paper Party 154
A Winter Picnic (illustrated) 157
For the Little Folks (illustrated) 162
A "Three-Year-Old" Party 170
Boys' and Girls' Parties 175
Walking Letters 175
A Big Game Hunt 176
Easter Fun and Easter Feasting 181
Two Jolly Evenings 186
Parties for Grown-Ups 191
The Dicker Party 191
A Hap-Hazard Roof Party 192
A Monotype Party (illustrated) 195
A Grown-Up Children's Party 202
A Cinderella Party 204
For Card Parties 205
A Pumpkin Party 207
Tally Cards 208
A Hayseed Carnival 209
Tableaus 210
A Chrysanthemum Cotillion (illustrated) 211
A Wigwam Dance 212
February Parties 213
A Civic Evening 215
Wedding Parties 219
A Bridesmaids' Tea 219
A Hausfrau Luncheon 220
A Golden Wedding 221
The Celebration of Wedding Anniversaries 223
Halloween Parties 231
Halloween Frolics 231
A Nutting Party 232
Fishing for Fate 234
A Halloween Party 236
A Real Halloween 241
A Halloween Cobweb Party 247
Suggestions for Halloween (illustrated) 249
Holiday Festivities 257
A Spelling Bee 257
The Thanksgiving Table 258
A Bachelor's Thanksgiving Dinner (illustrated) 261
A Jest Christmas Tree 268
A Twentieth-Century Christmas Tree 271
An Innovation 274
Other Special Occasions 285
A Birthday Party 285
Valentine Contests 286
A Heart Party for February 14 287
A Washington's Birthday Party 291
A St. Patrick's Day Party 294
An April Fool's Evening 296
Church Affairs 303
The Strawberry Festival 303
A Church Supper 312
A Charity Post Box 314
For the Sunday School 315
Sunday Hours 317
Suppers and a Fagot Party (illustrated) 318
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