Party Central: A Month-by-month Guide to Entertaining on the Cheap : Festive and Frugal Ideas for Every Occasion

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Berkley Publishing Group, 2004 - Cooking - 192 pages
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Throwing a fabulous fete doesn't have to mean breaking the bank. The editors of Budget Livingmagazine, the leading experts on living large and spending small, show everyone how to be both festive and frugal, with all the tools needed to become a host with the most of everything (except money).

From New Year's Eve to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day, this innovative guide will inspire readers to celebrate every major holiday, as well as a few minor ones-Oscar night, say, or the Kentucky Derby-with warmth, wit, and personality. Packed with inspiring ideas, easy-to-follow recipes, detailed hopping lists, music suggestions, and step-by-step directions, Party Centraldelivers a good time at a great price. Learn:

- How to find the perfect party theme for any occasion-from January through December
- Where to buy (and how to make) decorations guaranteed to turn guests' heads
- Strategies for stocking a bar without going broke
- Recipes for cooking up easy, inexpensive, yet elegant fare-from home-made sugared pecans to decadent DIY fortune cookies
- Games and tunes to keep the guests movin', groovin', and having a fabulous time

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Budget Living-named AdAge's "Launch of the Year" as well as Adweek's "Startup of the Year"-is the leading guide to living the good life at an affordable price. The magazine's "Spend Smart, Live Rich" motto has struck a chord with readers, and Budget Living's weekly newspaper feature is syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate all across North America.

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