• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

November 6, 2012

The Party Starts Now! Event-Planning Resources

Social season is here. Whether you're throwing a bash or invited to one, our tips will show you a good time.


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Company

Special Offer

Books and websites every home entertainer needs in her arsenal

Recipes: The new Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust features Ina Garten's reliable edibles. Diane Rossen Worthington's Seriously Simple Parties provides menus with party prep notes. Browse punchfork.com, foodgawker.com, or recipesorangette.blogspot.com for more.

Drinks: Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book, updated annually by the world's best-selling wine writer (get it on your e-reader!), will ease your fears about which vino to buy. Use fiveoclockcocktails.com to channel your inner mixologist.

Decor: This is a no-brainer: Surf pinterest.com for inspiration — and lonnymag.com, too. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Harrison and Lara Shriftman's entertaining guides, available at partyconfidential.net, still remain the ultimate fab-fete-planning handbooks.

Manners: The recently updated 18th edition of Emily Post's Etiquette is a must for keeping your p's and q's in check.

Connect with Marie Claire:
daily giveaway
Go to the Beach

Go to the Beach

enter now
You Know You Want More
More From Lifestyle Features
Welcome to ‘The Now Age’ Where ‘New Age’ Ideas Get a Modern Makeover

The 1960s were iconic and all, but it's time for change.

6 Film Noir Femme Fatales We'd Love To Be

Classic style and seduction tips we can learn from.

How to Summer-Proof Your Phone

A few tools can protect you from disaster.

post a comment

Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.