Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Ultimate Summer Party Guide: Spirits, Dips, and Apps!

4 Books, Tons of Style, 1 Delicious Season!
No matter the occasion or size the perfect summer party starts here! The official LPB summer blow-out guide included boos to aid you in planning the perfect cocktail soiree, a no holds bar guacamole fiesta-Olympics and Tequila –chic buffet for everyone you know. We’ve got decadent books, simple tips for setting the perfect party atmosphere and no sweat-strategies fro pulling the whole thing off with ease and style.

Inspiration: Sips & Apps

Mon Petits, the cocktail hour is back, and with it the elegance and sophistication of a bygone era – perfect for the summer season! Sips & Apps (Chronicle Books) the ultimate collection of cocktails & appetizers recipes from the world renowned James Beard nominated uber chef Kathy Casey emphasizes simplicity, good taste, and personal style. Each beautifully photographed chapter features a variety of cocktails and appetizers--exciting but simple, easy to plan for and prepare.

: Guac Off!
By Nathan Myers
Photographed by Jeremiah Webster (Chronicle Books)

I don’t know about the rest of you but I absolutely LIVE for the Olympics and this summer I plan to hold my own Olympics-esque festivities with food, cocktails and with my over zealous competitive friends this will be a fete to remember! With the help of Nathan Myers the guacamole master & Guac Off! (Chronicle Books) the gorgeously petite tome all about guacamole competitions (who knew?) filled with beautiful photographs, scrumptious recipes and tips on what to serve and drink it’s the absolute must for the summer! All I have to do now is buy the trophies….

: TEQUILA: Myth, Magic, & Spirited Recipes

The moment I found out you can make a plethora of dishes with TEQUILA as the main ingredient I wanted to celebrate! TEQUILA: Myth, Magic & Spirited Recipes (Chronicle Books) is an all-in-one reference for the top-shelf tequila connoisseur, with chapters on the history and lore of tequila, with a slew of delectable tequila-infused recipes it’s a MUST to own!

Want to throw an A-list party without spending heaps of time and money? Simple Stunning Parties at Home (Stewart, Tabori & Chang) is the one-stop guide to making every event stylish and personal, and it proves once and for all that entertaining at home can be easy, fabulous, and fun. The must have book includes: The basics of party preparation, including what to serve and how to create the perfect atmosphere ; complete party guides for every occasion, from dinner parties for 8 to cocktail parties for 30. The book begins with the Basics section, which arms readers with the essentials of party planning. In thorough yet accessible detail, the book provides tips on how to plan a menu; stock a bar, set a table, serves cocktails, and feed a crowd, efficiently and with finesse. Also covered are tips on invitations, decorations, and music, which set the tone for a special occasion. The heart of the book is the gorgeous visual of the playful themes, fresh and simple recipes, sexy drinks, elegant decor, handy timetables, and a non-stuffy approach make it easy to stay on top of all the little details. Readers can follow the guides closely, mix up elements from different guides to suit their unique vision, or simply use them as inspiration. The reward is in enjoying your own party as much as your guests and with Karen Bussen and Simple Stunning Parties at Home it’s a reality.


Dream Sequins said...

I looooove a good cocktail book. I may not be a good cook, but I took some bartending classes :D

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Anonymous said...

I would actually combine the tequilla book and the guac book for a night of fun!