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Every occasion calls out for something extra, whether it's flowers you set on the table, foods to honor a special gathering, or the selection of music. For both hostess and guest, consideration of those around you is among the most important qualities for any enjoyable occasion. A smile and sense of humor are also essential, and before the canapés and night lighting a good ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published April 14th 2004 by Simon & Schuster
(first published March 30th 2004)
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The weakest of the three Kate Spade books. I much preferred "Style" and "Manners". Perhaps it's because I'm not overly fond of formal dinner parties. I liked the section on traditional wedding anniversary gifts though(ie first year=paper). Her ideas were original and witty.
This was the best of the three books. She has some wonderful ideas for parties and she inspired me to go out looking for vintage linens and serving pieces. I would love to be in attendance at one of her parties... they all sound so lovely and fun.
Mar 28, 2009 Allison rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Aspiring host(esses) with the most(est)!
Recommended to Allison by: Casey McGrath, courtesy of a gift!
A delightful go-to guide on how to be a gracious hostess with the mostess, from advice on menus for certain party themes to music choices to set the mood! Entirely too rad.