Item description for Real Simple: Celebrations by Valerie Rains & Annie Schlechter...
Overview Guides readers step by step through the process of creating the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, New Year's Eve celebration, child's birthday party, and other special occasions, featuring handy checklists, game plans, advice, and easy-to-follow ideas.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.75" Height: 9.75" Weight: 2.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 24, 2006
Publisher Real Simple
ISBN 193340518X ISBN13 9781933405186
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More About Valerie Rains & Annie Schlechter
Real Simple is the modern primer for anyone who wants to streamline her life. Each month, the magazine addresses a broad range of topics with practical information and tips for solving everyday problems in ways that are smarter, faster, and easier. The result is a calming, inspiring, illuminating read.
Reviews - What do customers think about Real Simple: Celebrations?
Full of simple ideas for entertaining to make your party unique and fun! Jul 8, 2008
This is the best book I could find that had party planning and entertaining tips, tricks, recipes, decorations etc. Not only is this a gorgeous book to look at, but it really contains some useful and fun info inside!
The book is divided into 3 celebration sections: Annual Celebrations (holidays), Occasional Celebrations (shower, BBQ, Birthday) and Anytime Celebrations (Cheese Party, Dinner Party & Dessert Party). What is awesome about this book is that it takes you through the ENTIRE planning process from when to send out invites and also an example of an invite, to the seating charts, decoration ideas, when to start preparing for the party in days prior, a sample menu and recipes for the party, even games for the party. They even go into detail such as which kind of utensils or platters you might need/want, how much to make for a crowd of a certain size, etitquette questions and even clean up and wrap up suggestions. I don't think there's anything this book has not thought of or included! I love it, and my sister borrows it every chance she gets.
My favorite part about this book is that there are SIMPLE and EASY tips for those of us who aren't professionals or naturals at entertaining (yet)! There's actually recipes I could make and not pull my hair out, as well as party favors, invites, decorations I could see myself using. That is a rare find when often many books go to the other side with way too elaborate planning ideas. Not to mention, the 4 color pictures in this book are gorgeous and the instructions/tips included are easy to understand. This is a great book for anyone who likes to entertain, or who would like to make entertaining simpler, easier and their parties a bit more unique and fun!
Fantastic Party Planning Book Mar 23, 2008
This book is so fun! You will get tons of easy and creative party ideas from this book! Highly reccomended!
Excellent Gift Item Mar 9, 2007
I love this book. I actually purchased this one and the magazine as a gift. I intend on purchasing several more down the road as gifts.
Gorgeous book Mar 9, 2007
This is a great book full of clever, easy party ideas. Every detail is covered, from invitation design to seating arrangements to games and entertainment ideas. The recipes are simple yet sophisticated. Can't wait to use it!
Christmas present Jan 29, 2007
I bought this book for my daughter for a Christmas present and she said it was exactly what she wanted.