191 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The basics. The invitations ; The bar ; The food ; The table ; The vibe ; The hostess -- The parties -- Dinner parties. Cozy dinner party ; Green market dinner ; Latin fusion feast ; Harvest dinner -- Holiday parties. New Year's Eve cocktails ; Mother's Day tea ; 4th of July picnic ; Thanksgiving dinner -- Occasions & theme parties. Game day fiesta ; Best friends' bunch ; Awards night bash ; Woodland baby shower -- Summer parties. Fresh summer supper ; Midsummer Mediterranean fete ; Beach house lunch.
"Throwing stylish at-home parties is easier than it sounds. With this beautiful guidebook, anyone-even the novice host or hostess-can achieve entertaining perfection without hassle. The editors of InStyle share their expert ideas for hosting 15 unique celebrations, from dinner gatherings to baby showers to holiday affairs. Find out what invitation to send, learn shortcuts for party prep, and pick up chic decorating ideas. Readers will also find a section devoted to planning: how to set the table, which wine to serve, what barware to have on hand, and more. A resource section offers the best sources for food, confections, festive decor, and more. Look no further than this gorgeous book for inspired ideas for wowing guests with minimal effort."-- Provided by publisher.