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Title:
The cheapskate's guide to entertaining : how to throw fabulous parties on a modest budget
Author:
Perkins, Lori.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Secaucus, NJ : Carol Pub. Group, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 180 pages ; 21cm
General Note:
"A Citadel Press book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780806520384
Format :
Book

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Central Library TX731 .P384 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Many people love to entertain, but no many have a budget like Martha Stewart's. The good news is: You don't need to be rich to throw a great party. With the right kind of planning, creativity, and attention to detail, you can make any party seem extravagant.


Author Notes

Lori Perkins owns her own literary agency, where she represents some of the country's leading tightwads. She lives in New York City and throws lots and lots of parties.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
1. The Basics of a Successful Partyp. 3
2. The Basics of Frugal Entertainingp. 8
3. Party Basics at Homep. 20
Sample Menusp. 35
4. Catered Partiesp. 40
5. Special Occasion Partiesp. 48
6. Parties for Family and Friendsp. 62
7. Odd Occasion Partiesp. 75
8. Outdoor Partiesp. 86
9. Odd-Hour Partiesp. 92
10. Children's Birthday Partiesp. 99
A Sample Frugal Kid's At-Home Partyp. 119
11. Hiring Help, Halls, and Entertainmentp. 121
12. Cheapskate Recipesp. 127
Resourcesp. 171
Indexp. 175

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