Move Over Martha – by Denise

Move over Martha!  Pippa Middleton and her fabulous fanny are about to corner the market on how to throw a good party with her new book, Celebrate.  How could she not — with the holidays just around the corner and having been raised amongst the supplies of her parents’ party planning business — and especially when her sister is about to be crowned Queen of the British Empire?  That crown is simply good marketing!  

I’ve currently got it checked out and loving it (but where are all the pictures of Will & Kate!?!)  While you’re on the hold list, don’t forget those who paved Pippa’s party planning path:


Gospel in the ways of entertaining: Martha’s Entertaining, by Martha Stewart.



CelebraTORI: unleashing your inner party planner to entertain friends and family, by Tori Spelling, because what else does one of the richest Hollywood kids do all day?



For those of us who find the concept of entertaining painful, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, by Amy Sedaris.



The Minimalist Entertains: forty seasonal menus for dinner parties, cocktail parties, barbecues, and more, by Mark Bittman.  Does minimalist mean cheap?  I like cheap…



Shabby Chic: Sumptuous Settings and Other Lovely Things, by Rachel Ashwell.  I found the cheap!  A great resource that allows you to entertain over the holidays and still have enough money left over to go away over spring break.



Occasions: Always Gracious, Sometimes Irreverent, by Kate Spade, has what to wear, what to buy and what to say at any celebration, just insert you and go!

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