Everyone wants to be a great host. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have friends over for a casual evening or special occasion more often? But entertaining at home can be such a daunting prospect - choosing menus, shopping and cooking, preparing complicated recipes, even inviting folks and decorating - that sometimes the effort seems too great. Not anymore! With her latest book, "Simple Stunning Parties at Home", entertaining expert Karen Bussen brings the same real-life, beautiful inspiration to great gatherings at home that made her "Simple Stunning Weddings" series such a must-have. Featuring more than a dozen gorgeous get-together, divided into four categories: Brunches & Lunches, Cocktail Parties, Casual Suppers, and Formal Dinners. Each section includes menu ideas, recipes for food and drinks, Karen's effortlessly elegant decorating ideas and all the simple stunning details for hosting a memorable event. There are helpful tips on gift-giving to guests and hosts, along with simple stunning craft projects for homemade gifts and details. And as always, Karen shares her expert advice on everything from setting a beautiful table to entertaining outside.
This book features almost 100 recipes for delicious dishes and drinks, a resource guide, helpful websites and gorgeous full-color photographs by William Geddes capturing the simple stunning vibe and festive spirit of home entertaining.
Karen Bussen has planned weddings to complement a wide variety of locations, budgets, and tastes, from celebrity-filled events to casual, intimate affairs. She has been featured on Inside Edition and other national and local television programs, and she is the cooking and entertaining expert on the Do-It-Yourself Network series Home Made Easy. She is the author of five books in her Simple Stunning Wedding series (STC).