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Monday, September 26, 2011

Easy Entertaining for Beginners Review and Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors!

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.






27 comments:

debbie said...

I enjoy have friends and family over. I usually just keep it really casual though.

royalegacy said...

I do like to entertain, but am always at odds on what to give my guest. I would really like to get this book so that I could offer my guest something different.

Kimberly said...

We are causual
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Hannah said...

I like to entertain, but it is difficult in our small apartment. I can't wait for a house so I can have real dinner parties:)
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Amy W. said...

I don't really like to entertain, because I get nervous about it, but I still entertain quite a bit. cwithestine at zoominternet dot net

tarter95 said...

Life is too hectic right now to entertain, but yes, I like to.
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CathyH said...

I love to entertain, especially making the table look great and of course great food!
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I do like too. I've had a few parties, but I'd really like to go all out at some point!

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Shelly said...

yes, we do

karenmed409 said...

Yes, we like to do parties, especially with famiy
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Patty White said...

I love to entertain!!

Karen said...

I enjoy entertaining. Thanks for the giveaway.

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slb3334 said...

I like to entertain for my family.

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Monica S. said...

I am clueless when it comes to entertaining, so I don't really like it.

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Diane52 said...

I love to entertain
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Sweeter the berry said...

I love to entertain.

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vmkids said...

I love to entertain but love to throw big parties more than just a couple of people.
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Simone said...

I've never entertained before. But I have an arsenal of recipes and decorating ideas I would love to try out for the upcoming holidays.

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Miranda Ward said...

I love to entertain!!!


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bored2quickly said...

I follow your blog on GFC, subscribe to your email and like you on Facebook! I would absolutely love to win this! I love to entertain! Thank so much for the terrific giveaway!
Renee Walters
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Jim said...

i'm not much of an entertainer

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pauline15 said...

At this time, we are not entertainers since we are saving for our home, however by next May, we will be in full entertainment swing starting with our housewarming party!
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Anonymous said...

Yes, I love to entertain!

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Mary C said...

I like to entertain if only to get my house really clean!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love to entertain, thanks for the chance

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Justin said...

I very much like to entertain but it's definitely harder nowadays to put on nice spreads for friends and family :(

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laurasloves said...

I love to entertain but I have to admit that with a very limited imagination my entertaining can be pretty dull.
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