From the Inside Flap
Learn how to throw a hopping party like they did fifty years ago! A must-have for every party giver, Esquire's Handbook for Hosts is a time-honored guide on how to eat, drink and be merry with inimitable style. Originally published in 1949, it offers the secrets of the perfect cocktail party with the tradition, excitement and hosting flair of the postwar heydays.
Each of the three main sections, "Eat," "Drink" and "Be Merry," offers a wealth of ideas: delicious main courses and hours d'oeuvres, refined serving suggestions and tasty cocktails. Amusing party games, tricks and puzzles from exotic poker games to bar tricks (suitably called "Checkpayers") break the ice. The more you browse, the more great information you'll find - all vintage 1950s, when the perfect host was king.
Complete with party themes, directions on how to stock the bar, tips on making coversation, and clothing advice, this book is a delightful reminder that even the most hopeless host can give a fabulous and memorable party.
From the Back Cover
This classic on the art of throwing a party offers secrets from fifty years ago that will make your average affair into a fabulous one.
In This Book You'll Find:
- Over 300 refreshing recipes for cocktails, punch, eggnog, coffees and other drinks
- Over 200 sumptuous recipes for hors d'oeuvres, main dishes, soups and salads
- Entertaining conversation starters, tips and suggestions
- Hilarious games and party tricks
- An etiquette refresher course and clothing suggestions
- Effective hangover cures
- 365 excuses for a party