Whether it’s a large formal soiree or a more causal dinner party – the best events are the ones that are put on by cool, calm, and collected hostesses. I talk a lot here about ways to simplify your gatherings and I’m always striving to share tips to keep you organized, stress-free, and excited about your event. Today, I’m sharing a must-have book that completely falls in line with these goals — it’s called The Dinner Party Diary by Deborah Greenspan.
This book is perfect for the seasoned hostess or those just getting their feet wet and curious about how to plan a dinner party. Here’s a little peek:
This book is going to be your go-to resource/planner for several reasons. From keeping track of your guests lists, to planning your meal, designing your table settings, to providing ample room for notes and reflection on each event — I am sold on it’s usefulness. Now, you can keep track of everything in one place, which for me is key! No more trying to remember what I served last time I invited so and so over for cocktails or trying to remember the name of that appetizer I prepared for last year’s Mother’s Day get-together. It’s all there, right in my new party planning journal (love that!).
Get your own copy of The Dinner Party Diary on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble for $25.00 (bonus: this would make a thoughtful hostess gift too!).
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What do you think? Do you think you could put this new book to good use? What is the next event you are planning? We’d love to hear about it!