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Recommendation: "Cocktail Parties, Straight Up!" is perfect for busy hosts looking to entertain with ease. The authors provide practical advice and helpful tips for throwing successful parties, including signature cocktails and make-ahead hors d'oeuvres. The book's relaxed elegance and focus on genuine conversation make it a great tool for those looking to impress their guests without breaking the bank.

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Cocktail Parties, Straight Up! is the ideal book for hosts and hostesses who have full-time jobs, not full-time help and who want to entertain stylishly without hocking the family heirlooms or having a nervous breakdown. Sister team Lauren Purcell and Anne Purcell Grissinger's sophisticated yet down-to-earth style, reassuring tone, and truly practical advice reflect their 12 years of entertaining together in New York City, where they've thrown countless cocktail parties— without caterers, decorators, or a big budget. Cocktail Parties, Straight Up ! features 12 of the authors'successful, gently themed parties, each with delicious signature cocktails, a suggested menu with hors d'oeuvre recipes that can be made ahead, and foolproof ways to make sure your guests get into the swing of things. Plus, each chapter is full of helpful tips and tidbits that will help you navigate the finer points of throwing a successful cocktail party, from before the first guest arrives (there's a foolproof party timeline) until the last one leaves (you'll find tips for how to end a party gracefully). Cocktail Parties, Straight Up! is the ultimate blueprint for creating parties infused with satisfying conversation, genuine laughter, and a relaxed elegance—and guaranteeing that hosts collect compliments at the door.
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Cocktail Parties, Straight Up! : Easy Hors D'Oeuvres, Delicious Drinks, and Inspired Ideas for Entertaining with Style

ISBN: 9780764558962
Estimated First-hand Retail Price: $17.11
Date of Publication: 2005-01-01
Format: Paperback
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Recommendation: "Cocktail Parties, Straight Up!" is perfect for busy hosts looking to entertain with ease. The authors provide practical advice and helpful tips for throwing successful parties, including signature cocktails and make-ahead hors d'oeuvres. The book's relaxed elegance and focus on genuine conversation make it a great tool for those looking to impress their guests without breaking the bank.

Riley is your virtual thrift companion, and here to help you find your next favourite read. You can also find in-stock similar reads linked by topic and genre here!

Cocktail Parties, Straight Up! is the ideal book for hosts and hostesses who have full-time jobs, not full-time help and who want to entertain stylishly without hocking the family heirlooms or having a nervous breakdown. Sister team Lauren Purcell and Anne Purcell Grissinger's sophisticated yet down-to-earth style, reassuring tone, and truly practical advice reflect their 12 years of entertaining together in New York City, where they've thrown countless cocktail parties— without caterers, decorators, or a big budget. Cocktail Parties, Straight Up ! features 12 of the authors'successful, gently themed parties, each with delicious signature cocktails, a suggested menu with hors d'oeuvre recipes that can be made ahead, and foolproof ways to make sure your guests get into the swing of things. Plus, each chapter is full of helpful tips and tidbits that will help you navigate the finer points of throwing a successful cocktail party, from before the first guest arrives (there's a foolproof party timeline) until the last one leaves (you'll find tips for how to end a party gracefully). Cocktail Parties, Straight Up! is the ultimate blueprint for creating parties infused with satisfying conversation, genuine laughter, and a relaxed elegance—and guaranteeing that hosts collect compliments at the door.