Perfect parties: High-performance entertaining to enchant your guests

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Infinite Ideas, May 17, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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If you’ve always wanted to plan and prepare the ultimate event then Perfect parties is the starting point you need. From casual cocktails with friends, to formal dining with your boss, this book provides the top tips to stress free party preparation to ensure that the big event goes swimmingly. With advice on the best location, games to get people going, music to get them to their feet and an atmosphere that sticks around until the early morning Lizzie O'Prey has got it covered.
 

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Contents

1 All fired up
1
2 In full bloom
7
3 Life is a picnic
11
4 Can you hear me at the back?
15
5 Excuses excuses
21
6 Young at heart
25
7 Lifelong love affair
29
8 The cocktailhour kit
35
29 Under canvas
125
30 The class of glass
131
31 Bubbling over
135
32 And the kids came too
139
33 Out and about
143
34 The price is right
149
35 All by myself
153
36 Heres looking at you kid
157

9 Stocking up
39
10 Prepare to party
43
11 Its in the post
47
12 Im much obliged
51
13 Smoke signals
55
14 Be my guest
59
15 The time to dine
63
16 Ouch ouch ouch
67
17 Play that funky music
71
18 Green issues
77
19 Its a messy business
81
20 Dressed to kill
85
21 An illuminating idea
89
22 Making a mark
93
23 Do a little dance
97
24 Help is at hand
101
25 The iceman cometh
105
26 Bathing beauties
111
27 Make mine a double
115
28 Location location location
121
37 Party games for kids
161
38 At the last minute
165
39 Room to party
169
40 Adult games
173
41 Its all in the decoration
177
42 Tools of the trade
183
43 Hens and stags
189
44 The good guest guide
193
45 Guess whos coming to dinner?
197
46 The perfect host
201
47 The wine club
205
48 Side by side
211
49 A touch of romance
215
50 Scary stuff
219
51 Family fun
225
52 The last goodbye
229
The end
234
Index
236
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Lizzie O'Prey was an editor of the UK magazine Inspirations for Your Home for five years and is now a freelance writer and editor. She lives in London, England.

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