The Good Housekeeping Hostess: An Old-Fashioned Guide to Gracious Living

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Good Housekeeping Institute
Hearst Books, 2003 - Cooking - 320 pages
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Relive a time of grace and elegance with this facsimile edition of Good Housekeeping's 1904 hostess manual. With all the original illustrations, it is far more than just a charming door into the past. Thoughtful behavior has never gone out of style, and the advice on everything from organizing a formal event to celebrating a wedding anniversary to writing sympathy cards will prove useful. And, of course, no magazine equals Good Housekeeping for offering scrumptious recipes and original entertaining suggestions. Here are complete menus, seating plans, decorating ideas, and games for a wide variety of social gatherings and parties: weddings and christenings; a children's Winter Picnic to enjoy indoors; a Curiosity Tea (where guests bring a "curiosity"); a Hayseed Carnival (with wedges of apple pie, milk, doughnuts, cider, and gingerbread), and many other holiday festivities. With this guide at your side, you'll be the hostess with the mostest!
 

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Contents

SOCIAL LIFE 321
3
DINNERS 2593
25
LUNCHEONS AND TEAS 97146
97
A Chicago Luncheon
106
In Mexican Style
115
A Corn Luncheon
122
Easter Luncheons illustrated
131
TenCent Luncheons illustrated
137
PARTIES FOR GROWNUPS igiai5
191
WEDDING PARTIES 219228
219
HALLOWEEN PARTIES 231253
231
HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES 257282
257
OTHER SPECIAL OCCASIONS 285299
285
A Washingtons Birthday Party
291
An April Fools Evening
296
CHURCH AFFAIRS 303320
303

A Curiosity Tea
143
PARTIES FOR CHILDREN 149171
149
BOYS AND GIRLS PARTIES 175188
175
Suppers and a Fagot Party illustrated
319
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