The Complete Idiot's Guide to Entertaining

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Alpha Books, 1996 - House & Home - 303 pages

You're no idiot, of course. You always keep your refrigerator well stocked, your kitchen spotless, and even have time to bake those chunky chocolate chip cookies all your kid's friends love. But when it comes to planning and hosting a party, you feel as if you're trying to assemble a jigsaw puzzle whose pieces don't fit. Don't throw in the towel yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Entertaining provides you with terrific suggestions and step-by-step instructions on everything from planning the menu to shopping, cooking, and cleaning up. Whether you're a novice host or seasoned veteran, feel confident about throwing a sit down dinner for 4 or a surprise party for 400. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get:

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Contents

Its fill in the Planning
1
The Mostest lts You
55
The Magic Menus and Party Designs
87
Special Situations
197
Knowing What It Takes
261
The ABCs of Entertaining
283
Contents
1
Equipping Your Kitchen
19
flllfimerican Gatherings
105
Cooking Together
125
Right in Your Own Backyard
143
Dinner at Eight
163
fi CasablancaInspired Cocktail Party
183
Special Situations
197
Diet Dilemmas
215
Its Strictly Business
229

Developing Your Butlers Pantry
33
So Youre Having an Affair
43
The Mostest Its You
55
Schemes Themes and Dreams
65
The Least You Need To Know
78
The Magic Manas and Party Designs
87
Weekend Guests
245
Knowing What It Takes
261
Many Happy Returns
271
The fIBCs of Entertaining
281
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