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Esquire Party Book: For Entertaining Around the Clock

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hundreds of party ideas: simple, lavish, gourmet, outlandish and practical for entertaining anyone at any time during the day and through the night. Ingenious food and drink ideas. A thousand and one wise and witty hints on how to have a wonderful time yourself as you provide it for your guests.
Hardcover, 314 pages
Published 1965 by Esquire, Inc.-Harper & Row
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Feb 02, 2008 Daniel rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Esquire's drink books
This '60s iteration of Esquire's drink books is definitely inferior to 1949's "Esquire's Handbook for Hosts" and 1956's "Esquire Drink Book," which is my personal favorite, but its poor reputation is a bit undeserved. Sure, it pales in comparison to the other two, but if those didn't exist, this one would be the one everyone raved about. No need to seek this one out -- find the other two first -- but if you happen to find it at a used bookstore or yard sale, it's worth a look.
Aug 16, 2015 Cindy rated it really liked it
What a find at a used bookstore for $5! 1965 edition, great illustrations by Seymour Chwast, a smoking jacket voice to the writing, and tons of common sense advice. I bought it for a gift but I may have to keep it.

The recipes are in small type and laid out in a slightly difficult format, but the general writing is the thing here, not the recipes. They're all solid enough but not the point. Party on.
Nov 23, 2012 Du rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This was a fun concept and seems campy, though I'm sure it was not written as such in the 1960's. There are some fun ideas and some classic recipes, which I can see trying out.
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I like these old fashioned party books! I'm keeping my copy for reference.
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