Emily Post's Entertaining

By Peggy Post (Author), Peggy Post (Introduction by)

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This all-new book offers expert advice on a whole range of social gatherings, from burgers with the neighbors to brandies with the boss. With new material on children's events and themed parties, as well as expanded sections on decor, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, this guide is an open invitation to hosting success. Illustrations.
Is the butter plate on the right or the left? How should you introduce someone whose name you can't remember? What is the polite way to handle a guest who arrives early? "Emily Post's Entertaining" provides answers to these and many other questions that vex today's hosts and guests.

"Emily Post's Entertaining" is a practical guide to hosting with elegance and ease. Its goal is to give everyone the confidence to handle any get-together, from casual and cozy to formal and fancy. Among the wide range of events and entertaining quandaries Peggy Post addresses are: getting together for everything from a Super Bowl party to dinner with the boss; throwing children's birthday parties; giving a casual dinner with takeout food; making appropriate introductions; jump-start dinner conversation; choosing the right wine; and much more. "Entertaining" covers the basics of hosting, but most importantly, it reminds you that successful entertaining springs not from the good china and an elaborate table setting, but from the people you are with and the memorable time you spend together.

"The best hosts spin magic out of thin air, creating the kind of special occasion guests can't stop talking about."

From simple dinners and casual parties to formal business functions and catered events, "Emily Post's Entertaining" shows you how to be the perfect host. With Peggy Post's guidance, you can breeze through toasting your guest of honor and unflinchingly manage sticky social situations such as unanswered invitationsand surprise guests. "Emily Post's Entertaining" helps you to entertain with elegance and ease, making every get-together a memorable event.


  • : Emily Post's Entertaining
  • : Peggy Post
  • : HarperResource
  • : 006273640X
  • : 9780062736406
  • : Paperback
  • : 240
  • : English

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