As the creator of PartyStyle.com and editor-in-chief of Party Style magazine, Gemma Touchstone knows how to make children's celebrations memorable. Packed with easy and elegant DIY craft ideas, cool themes, and must-read entertaining tips, this book shows you how to party in style.
|Publisher:||Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is THEE book on parties for your kids!!! The recipes are fun and delicious. The small little party-sized dishes like pizza in a jar and lasagna in a jar are yummy and you will find yourself short-handed come party time if you forget to make an extra one for yourself. The desserts that are mentioned are just as good, if not better than the savory dishes. The Cake Batter confetti dip is unbelievable and I found myself sampling the leftovers every time I walked by the kitchen the next day much to the dismay of my kids. But to be fair they got to have plenty of it at the party the day before. There are lots of additional items that make this the go-to-guide for kids birthday parties like the dozens of drinks to try, the fantastic themes done up in fashion magazine perfection, and the huge list of games that will interest preschoolers and grade schoolers alike. The pictures of parties that are in the book are gorgeous and so is the layout! Gemma did a great job, she really knows what she is doing! The amount of detail that Gemma put into the book and the step by step process as to how to best execute a successful party is spot on.
This book is A.W.E.S.O.M.E. I don't quite know how else to describe it. It's like this book was written just for me. I don't host many parties, but when I do I like to be prepared. Now I don't have any excuse not to be. This book has everything you can think of to plan a party. The author suggest these 5 things when preparing a party. I am putting them in the order they are in the book. The "WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHO AND HOW". That's how your party planning should start. The author also suggests having a "planning folder" for each event. I have to admit I already do that. If I am planning a baby shower, or bridal shower, I keep everything together. It helps me a ton. This is an author after my own heart! I don't particularly like hosting parties, but when I do, I am not the type that can fly by the seat of my pants. I have to be organized. I cannot be "thrown" into something or it stresses me out and I don't have a good time. There is a "Party Style Quiz" and I took it. I just had to laugh. I rated as "over the top / visionary". Any one who really knows me that I try to make every thing as easy as possible. So according to the descriptions in the book I think I rated "Party Stylist / DIY". I chose this one because when I do host things I like to make the invitations myself, and the food by myself. I like to put someone else on decorations because I do not know how to decorate worth beans. The author suggests starting 6 weeks ahead of time. Now that is organization. Which I love. I don't know if I could handle six weeks of preparation though, because planning it self stresses me out...hehehe I know. It's kind of an oxymoron. I HAVE to be organized, but I cannot plan that long, or I get too stressed any way. What's a girl to do...hehehe Based on the ideas and all the "stuff" that goes with them, my parties are not "real" parties anyway. BUT, this book puts it in to little steps that make me feel like I "can" do sweet parties now. I had to giggle at the suggestion of how many party guest to invite. For kids it's suggested that 1 child per age plus one. Ya, NO WAY will I ever have 13 boys in the same house at the same time. hehehe OR 17 girls at the same time. But it's a good suggestion to keep it manageable. This book literally has EVERYTHING you could think of for party planning! Seriously. The author has game ideas, drink ideas, food ideas, with recipes to back them up. The pictures in this book are amazing as well. She has table setting ideas. I could go on forever. I loved every single thing about this book. It was fun to read. If you like to throw parties, and get stressed out or just cannot come up with ideas, this book is for you! It's fabulous. FABULOUS!!