Design and decorating expert Chris Olsen walks you through everything you need to know to host a successful party, with a focus on creative planning and carefree preparation. Projects range from invitations and table accents to room decor and lighting. Over 40 fix-ahead recipes are included, so you can get out of the kitchen and into the party! And so you'll never feel awkward again, etiquette expert Bess Sanders explains all about table settings, choosing the right wine glasses, and more. Full plans are given for 3 events: the picnic-style Garden Party (with fun finger foods); the Casual Potluck for 40 (in your transformed garage); and the elegant Formal Dinner for 6 (with a surprisingly simple menu). Running time: Over 1 hour 31 minutes.