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Barefoot Contessa Parties!

Need a hand planning a party?  Who doesn’t really… 

Professional event planners aside, most of us could use a tip or three in the entertaining department.  Whether it’s food, drinks, decor, themes, or activities, there is always potential for something new.  And who really wants to do the same thing over and over again anyway?  New and creative ideas can really liven up a party.

For some good ideas for menu planning and some general, no-nonsense party tips, you might want to try Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun.Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Parties!

The Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten) got started in the food business because of her love of entertaining.  Back before her career change, her dinner parties she used to throw in Washington were legendary.  This book showcases some of her great ideas and gives readers some inspiration for planning a party of their own.

Ina presents a number of party menus that can be associated with each of the four seasons:  spring, summer, fall, winter.  Using fresh seasonal ingredients, the recipes are designed to be easily prepared (most in advance), to get you out of the kitchen and enjoying your own party! 

The photography in this cookbook is amazing.  There is a mouth-watering picture of every dish in the book.  Great to use for your own presentation designs.

Also, Ina shares a variety of party planning thoughts from her own experiences.  What works and what doesn’t work, when it comes to entertaining! 

If you are looking to get into the party planning mood, take a look at Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun, it won’t disappoint you.

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