Here is a great little book for the upcoming holiday season. It is called Easy Entertaining for Beginners by Patricia Mendez. The book contains 13 complete menus. "You can throw a fabulous party, from a holiday fiesta to a romantic evening for two." I do want to tell you up front, that it does contain some alcohol, which I am totally against, but it does have a lot of helpful information for planning a get together. There are etiquette tips in every chapter, mistakes to avoid, shortcuts, and tips to ensure success. In the center of the book are color pictures.
Mistakes to Avoid includes things like "Don't make the sandwiches up more than one hour ahead of time, or bread will get soggy." "Make sure your measurements are accurate." etc.
So, if any of my neighbors have events, dinners, or parties coming up, this book just might be a benefit helping you to plan meals, and set up for entertaining. It also includes two different parties for children. A little girl's friendship tea with a jewelry making craft and a little boy's tricycle Olympics party. Both sound like a lot of fun.
Another helpful feature in this book is a step by step guide, that helps you through each step for making your entertaining a success. This book is $18.95, and was published by Maple Heights Press. Easy Entertaining for Beginners won a Mom's Choice Award. You can find Patricia on Twitter. Also check out her site for more recipes and helpful hints!
One neighbor will receive an autographed copy of Easy Entertaining for Beginners. This giveaway will end 10/10.