With so many things to think about when hosting a party, you really need to have all the answers in one place. Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers is that place. This jampacked guide shows a whole new generation how to be ready to entertain on short notice, create a welcoming atmosphere, eliminate stress, and plan ahead. You'll even find easy-to-prepare recipes that your guests will rave about.
With detailed calendars showing what needs to be done when, shopping and supply lists that detail myriad resources at your disposal, theme ideas, menu suggestions, helpful hints, and social musts and "no-no's," novice and experienced hosts alike will find priceless information and guidance. Most important, though, you will learn to cultivate your confidence as a host. Anna and Lizzie show that entertaining is both fun and easy, and their ideas ensure that every party you throw will be one to remember.
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About the Author
Anna Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition. She is also the co-author of Great Get-Togethers and Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, 6th Edition, and the author of Do I Have to Wear White? Anna conducts business etiquette seminars across the country.
Lizzie Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition. She is also the co-author of Great Get-Togethers and Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, 6th Edition, and the author of How Do You Work This Life Thing? She has spoken across the country sharing etiquette advice about technology, finance, and lifestyle.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Create Your Party Style 1
Chapter 1 How to Be Party Ready Anytime 3
Chapter 2 Producer, Director, and Star 15
Chapter 3 Planning to Have Fun 25
Chapter 4 The Invitation Tells All 35
Chapter 5 When You Need a Supporting Cast 49
Chapter 6 Setting the Stage 59
Chapter 7 Fabulous Food 77
Chapter 8 Delicious Drinks 95
Part 2 It's Party Time! 115
Chapter 9 Classics with a Twist: Cocktail Parties 117
Chapter 10 Your Signature Dinner Party 137
Chapter 11 A Breath of Fresh Air: Outdoor Parties 151
Chapter 12 Traditions and Special Occasions 173
Chapter 13 Celebrate! Holiday Parties 191
Chapter 14 It's Time for Cake: Children's Parties 207
Chapter 15 Hosting Houseguests 223
Chapter 16 Be Invited Back 233
Frequently Asked Questions 245
Picture Credits 251