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As we are quickly approaching the holiday season a lot of us no doubt are preparing to host a soiree of some type. Whether you are a newly wed who will be putting together dinner for the entire family, a 20something man looking to have friend over to celebrate a successful year or in charge of planning your office party, we have a few suggested books to look to for inspiration.

Betsey Bloomingdale, who reigns supreme as one of THE most fabulous hostess with the most, her book is a handy helper for anyone looking to throw a soiree.

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A post on entertaining can not be without including Martha Stewart. She  set the bar for the new school.


Brooks Brothers’ “A Gentleman at the Table” gives etiquette pointers on table mannerisms.

B. Smith is some that’s also been a great advocate of entertaining who has found much success in publishing and the restaurant. An oldie but goodie and her first published book “B. Smith’s Entertaining and Cooking for Friends” will surely come in handy when hosting a shindig.


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Way back when PR was not as it was today, there was a duo of Harrison & Shiffman that threw some kickass parties which landed on the pages page six. Lara Shriftman and Elizabeth Harrison, founders of HSPR and their book is “Party confidential.”

Fete accompli

Wanna throw a fun party but budgets a little tight? not to Worry “Plan to Party” can help with that.

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