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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult (October 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780670026357
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670026357
  • ASIN: 0670026352
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.7 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Pippa Middleton is the editor of The Party Times, an online party magazine from Party Pieces, the UK's leading online party-supply company, founded in 1987. She has organised many events during her career at London-based events company Table Talk, for luxury brand and corporate companies as well as private parties. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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If you have kids there are some great craft ideas in the book for them.
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I bought the book out of curiosity, admittedly, but I have enjoyed reading it even more than I hoped.
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I found the book to be full of beautiful pictures and fun, easy entertaining ideas.
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142 of 164 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Braun on October 31, 2012
Format: Hardcover
As the sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton is in an unenviable situation. In many ways, she cannot win and it is unfortunate that to some, she will always be known as the only maid of honor to ever wear a flattering dress. Never judged on her own efforts, but on the media and public perception of her. Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends, is her attempt to change that.

Given her low profile prior to the royal wedding, Celebrate could be viewed as a premature effort. However, she's not the first person to jump on the bandwagon of her own notoriety nor will she be the last. To Pippa's credit, she acknowledges this in the introduction to Celebrate. She has the opportunity and she's taking advantage of it. By admitting this she makes it redundant for those who scoff at her efforts. Now who is being unoriginal?

Several reviews for this book have criticized Pippa for stating the obvious: 'ice goes great with drinks', 'a turkey at Christmas time is good for large gatherings'. Yes, it's true but let's be honest, even Martha Stewart falls back on 'Pumpkins add to the festive atmosphere of Halloween', 'Hearts make perfect Valentines' and 'Easter egg hunts are fun'. What Pippa does add to the field is her youth. Like her sister, she makes going the extra mile fashionable. Thus giving twenty-somethings options other than beer, wine, tortilla chips and brie cheese trays for their own parties.

Divided by seasons, Pippa presents crafts, recipes, nostalgic/traditional games and charming tidbits of trivia appropriate to the occasion. She also offers small glimpses into how her family celebrated events like Easter and Mothers Day.
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28 of 35 people found the following review helpful By EH on April 21, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Pippa Middleton took a lot of flack for her book, but as an editor myself, I believe that the flaw is on the editorial side. The basic set-up of the book (by seasons and traditional British events) is useful. I enjoyed the Burns Night section, plus other tidbits like how to make a "Christmas cracker."

Unfortunately, the book is bloated, with equal weight given to the mundane and the interesting. I understand that Pippa wanted to publish an accessible book, but it's almost never a good idea to talk down to the reader. Martha Stewart gets away with it because she's Martha Stewart; i.e., she has good reason to assume her readers can't live up to her example. In Pippa's case, I don't get it. Bobbing for apples, capture the flag, turkey for Christmas?

If I were editing the book, I'd suggest the following organization within sections:

* First, a simple list of the traditional British ways of doing things, without the play by play of every familiar game, decoration, or menu item. We can cut out paper hearts for Valentines and apply glitter without instructions, thanks.

* Full instructions for original/unusual ideas only. These are good as is but get lost among pages of "tie balloons to chairs and hang streamers."

* A feature on events that Pippa actually made special. In her Guardian article, she mentioned throwing a white-clothing-only party, a Scandinavian-themed party, and others. Why aren't those in the book? We want to read about how she *actually* parties, not how she wants the little people, I mean readers, to party.

* A smattering of only the most special and personal recipes. This is the Internet age after all. Does Nigella Lawson or Ina Garten already supply a recipe for it? Free? Online?
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53 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 31, 2012
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I bought this book out of curiosity and was surprised at how genuine it was. It is a refreshing break from the Martha Stewart how to's because the ideas are budget friendly and not time consuming. I have already recommended it to a dozen friends.
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58 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Sarah M. Maiello on November 4, 2012
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I have to admit that I bought this book mainly out of curiosity....to see what Pippa wrote and because I love getting new recipes and ideas for parties/holidays. I thought it was a bit expensive, but when it arrived and I opened the package, the book is HUGE! Totally worth the price! Not a skimpy book. It is arranged by seasons and holidays. Most of the recipes are British...some ingredients I've never heard of, but I'm sure I'll be able to find or substitute. But what I loved most was that everything is simple and pretty easy to do....nothing crazy, and it's very detailed.
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Tatyana on December 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Having heard some really negative reviews, I wanted to see for myself what this book is all about. I expected to see a lot of royal family pictures eating at the Middleton house or something of the sort, yet Pippa focused primarily on her friends. Her recipes are simple which is perfect for me, who is a so-so cook. I also learned about some new traditions such as the Burns night. I have already made several of her recipes from scratch and they came out great. She's not pretentious in her book and is overall a delight. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to make simple yet very tasty dishes both on an everyday and special occasion basis.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Marianne on December 26, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I received this book as a gift and frankly was pleasantly surprised at the lovely quality photos, plentiful ideas, achievable recipes, and cheerful suggestions. There's a kind of retro sweetness to some of these party plans, and some helpful timing advice for more complicated events. There is a freshness and enthusiasm that I find pleasing. If you want Brillat-Savarin, Careme, or Julia Child, buy their books. This book is not great culinary literature - it doesn't pretend to be. Nor is it a comprehensive crafting manual. Instead, it's a substantial volume full of ideas and pictures for those who'd like a little inspiration to create and host fun friends-and-family oriented gatherings. And there cannot be too many of those kinds of events in this world.
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