Throwing a dinner party but feeling fabulous-impaired? Step away from the microwave and let Nelson Aspen, showbiz and lifestyle guru, walk you through the steps to putting together a special evening that's fun, gorgeous, delicious, and 100% you. From stocking the pantry and composing the ideal guest list to setting the stage; creating ambiance; putting together mouth-watering appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts; keeping the conversation lively; avoiding potential disasters; saying goodnight, and much more, Nelson gives you everything you need to host a party stylishly. Along the way, Hollywood's well-seasoned "Host with the Most" serves up more than a few choice mouthfuls of insider Hollywood buzz - Who's naughty? Who's nice? Who's psycho? - that will keep you laughing and give you plenty of great dish to share at your own table. It's the ultimate how-to for entertaining with gaiety:
- Make 'em swoon with recipes for A Star Is Born Caviar, Fab Frittata Au Gratin, Chicken? Dump Him Darling!, and Oatmeal Raisin d'Etre Cookies.
- Feng shui your way to success with darling details - put out cherished pictures of friends, create novel place settings, add comfy pillows, lighting design, and personalize your music playlist.
- Make it flow - appoint a designated "mingler," turn off cell phones, add party games, choose a theme, laugh off mishaps...and pour the wine.
- Sidestep trouble - put a critic in his place, deal with drunken or inappropriate behavior, get killjoys off your guest list, and turn trouble into triumph!
Hilarious, gossipy, and practical, Let�s Dish Up a Dinner Party! is the essential style book for the host who knows what being truly fabulous is all about - extending hospitality, serving great food, opening your heart and home, and opting for panache and laughter whenever possible. After all, that's what your lucky guests will remember long after the party's over!