Item description for Emily Post's Entertaining by Peggy Post...
Overview Offers sage advice on hosting a successful party without getting stressed, with information on theme parties, children's gatherings, and dinner with the boss, as well as guidance in preparing hors d'oeuvres, table settings, drinks, and more. Original.
Publishers Description Is the butter plate on the right or the left? How should you introduce someone whose name you can't remember? What is the polite way to handle a guest who arrives early? Emily Post's Entertaining provides answers to these and many other questions that vex today's hosts and guests.
Emily Post's Entertaining is a practical guide to hosting with elegance and ease. Its goal is to give everyone the confidence to handle any get-together, from casual and cozy to formal and fancy. Among the wide range of events and entertaining quandaries Peggy Post addresses are: getting together for everything from a Super Bowl party to dinner with the boss; throwing children's birthday parties; giving a casual dinner with takeout food; making appropriate introductions; jump-start dinner conversation; choosing the right wine; and much more. Entertaining covers the basics of hosting, but most importantly, it reminds you that successful entertaining springs not from the good china and an elaborate table setting, but from the people you are with and the memorable time you spend together.
"The best hosts spin magic out of thin air, creating the kind of special occasion guests can't stop talking about."
From simple dinners and casual parties to formal business functions and catered events, Emily Post's Entertaining shows you how to be the perfect host. With Peggy Post's guidance, you can breeze through toasting your guest of honor and unflinchingly manage sticky social situations such as unanswered invitations and surprise guests. Emily Post's Entertaining helps you to entertain with elegance and ease, making every get-together a memorable event.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.14" Width: 7.41" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1998
ISBN 006273640X ISBN13 9780062736406 UPC 099455020008
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More About Peggy Post
Peggy Post, Emily Post's great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.
Peggy Post currently resides in Fairfield County, in the state of Connecticut. Peggy Post was born in 1945.
Reviews - What do customers think about Emily Post's Entertaining?
Covers a lot of topics Mar 30, 2008
I've always had questions about the simple things that make life proper. This book goes over a lot of topics from place settings to how to correctly slice an apple. I've loved it since I bought it.
A nice little "go to" book for anyone planning a big (or small) occasion or just wanting to be prepared for when an occasion arises.
Not for the everyday party-goer/giver Feb 21, 2008
If you need to please a meticulous mother-in-law or the Queen of Denmark get this book. If you need to know tiny details of utensil and napkin placement, go ahead read on. If you ever wondered how to properly cut and chew any imaginable food item you will dine upon, keep going. But I found this too formal, too stuffy for the everyday party-giver like me. I am Midwest, middle class and like to entertain. This did not suit me at all. If you like a little more FUN in your entertainment and still want to come off with a little class check out Amy Sedaris' I LIKE YOU.
"Emily Post Etiquette " - A Valuable Companion Feb 26, 2006
This 17th edition in hardback is excellent. I have constantly referred to it since its arrival here in Bundanoon, Australia (Down Under)and have already had favourable results from its usage. I have consequently recommended it to several members of my family and my friends.
"Emily Post Entertaining" - Everything you need to know Feb 26, 2006
This was so good I immediately passed it over to my granddaughter as a gift and made plans to buy more copies for friends and relatives. I found it suitably covered all occasions for entertainment including St. Patrick's Day. Bravo!!
An Informative, Non-Stuffy Etiquette Resource Nov 15, 2000
I purchased this to serve as a guide for my first-ever party in my new-ish apartment. What a great resource!
Peggy Post's _Entertaining_ covered a lot of ground -- from serving a formal sit-down dinner in one's home to gracefully declining an invitation to a friend's barbeque. I especially enjoyed the incredibly helpful section on house guests. It discussed both how to properly *host* a house guest and how to *be* a sought-after house guest. (My mother was right. You should never to a host's house empty handed.)
Each tip or explanation is written in a clear, congenial way. Not once did I feel that Ms. Post was "talking down" to the reader. Rather, her tone was similar to that of a friend giving another friend sage advice.
Additionally, I liked how the book was organized, as it broke entertaining into a number of easy-to-follow categories including formal parties, casual cocktails, or impromptu get togethers. Therefore, I could easily pick and choose what I needed to read and save the other material for a later date.
I might suggest giving this book as a housewarming gift to a new home owner or as a wedding gift (attached to s place setting) for social newlyweds. They will surely appreciate the advice of this expert!
It's obvious that Peggy Post inherited many of her skills and zestiness from the famed Emily Post, etiquette guru.