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How to Be Party Ready Anytime
The Host: Producer, Director, and Star
Plan to Have Fun: Party Lists and Timetables
Classics with a Twist: Cocktail, Wine, and Cheese Parties
Your Signature Dinner Party
A Breath of Fresh Air: Outdoor Parties

With so many things to think about when hosting a party, you really need to have all the answers in one place. Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers is that place. This jam-packed guide shows a whole new generation how to be ready to entertain on short notice, create a welcoming atmosphere, eliminate stress, and plan ahead. You'll even find easy-to-prepare recipes that your guests will rave about.

With detailed calendars showing what needs to be done when, shopping and supply lists that detail myriad resources at your disposal, theme ideas, menu suggestions, helpful hints, and social musts and "no-no's," novice and experienced hosts alike will find priceless information and guidance. Most important, though, you will learn to cultivate your confidence as a host. Anna and Lizzie show that entertaining is both fun and easy, and their ideas ensure that every party you throw will be one to remember.

About the Author

Anna Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition. She is also the co-author of Great Get-Togethers and Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, 6th Edition, and the author of Do I Have to Wear White? Anna conducts business etiquette seminars across the country.



Lizzie Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition. She is also the co-author of Great Get-Togethers and Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, 6th Edition, and the author of How Do You Work This Life Thing? She has spoken across the country sharing etiquette advice about technology, finance, and lifestyle.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (May 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061661244
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061661242
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By C. Clark on August 27, 2010
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This guide to entertaining at home seems an essential resource, and it's also quite fun. It provides helpful guidance on etiquette questions, but I especially loved how practical it was. From specific ideas on hostess gifts for every occasion (dinner, a one-night visit, an entire weekend) to how to make small talk to handling awkward situations (such as when someone brings a friend to your party without letting you know in advance and you don't have quite enough food) to setting the table, etc. There are recipes, menus, and photos, which are inspiring. I enjoyed reading it through for ideas and guidance, and now it will make an excellent reference book for future entertaining at home.

I think it would make a perfect bridal shower gift or for anyone in their 20s and 30s.
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I should have returned this, it might be helpful for someone with very limited experience and very young but if one has any experience at all this would not be beneficial.
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VERY GOOD BOOK TO BRING YOU UP TO DATE.
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Wonderful information!! I enjoyed everything... the stories about Anna & Lizzie as teenagers helping with parties, to their insights and thoughts on every aspect of "having people over." I am encouraged and excited about putting some of their wisdom to work. I am experienced at family (casual) get togethers, but I was feeling like, as I find myself with a little bit more time these days, a little insecure about moving past that. Now I am energized, validated, and thinking of so many ideas and of so much fun in the future!! I live in a farmhouse that is not very big, so I will plan accordingly. I like how their advice can apply to any budget or situation. Hurray for this book!! I highly recommend it!!
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