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Roundup: Books for Entertaining at Home

via Barefoot Contessa

Hey guess what? You don’t have to stress about having parties at home. You want to know why? Because there are books for that! Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite books for entertaining at home.

Sure, I know you can Google pretty much anything but I still love the idea of actually holding a book in my hands and flipping through the pages. Do you remember in one of the Sex & the City movies when Big was making light of the fact that Carrie still loved checking out books from the library? They were lying in bed and she took a big whiff of the book she was reading, to insinuate there’s a certain enjoyable smell that library books have. That’s sort of how I feel except my library books are books on entertaining mixed with food and fashion magazines.

But you get the point thought, right? No matter how convenient the internet is, it doesn’t replace actually holding a book. Please tell me you agree.

Alright, speaking of books, today it’s all about fun books (at least they’re fun for me). These are books that can assist you with hosting the most amazing party at home. From simple recipes to decor ideas, these books can really help you – one easy step at at time.

5 books for entertaining at home

Foolproof, Ina Garten
Not a typical book on entertaining but it features tons of recipes that you can whip up when you’re having guests over. From roasted shrimp to the best recipe for brownies (I’ve tried them), this book is awesome if you’re looking for a few easy recipes for a dinner party.

InStyle Parties: The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining All Year Round
I remember my first InStyle Parties book. From the moment I opened it, I was hooked. The book features ideas for party themes, invite ideas and cocktails. It’s really very good.

The Oh Joy! Book
Joy Cho has such a fun brand and blog. This book is perfect for anyone looking to bring “whimsy” into their lives or parties. The Oh Joy! Book has something for everyone: food, fashion, decor and lots more.

Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings and Effortless Style
I got a chance to hear Camille Styles speak at Create & Cultivate and loved hearing her share the story of her business. This book is chock-full of stress-free recipes and approachable DIY projects. Get the book!

Decorate for a Party: Stylish and Simple Ideas for Meaningful Gatherings
When planning a party at home, you cannot forget about decorating and setting the mood. Decorate for a Party is perfect for both simple gatherings and large parties. It features decorating tips from lighting to food ideas and even playlist suggestions.

Do you have favorite books for entertaining at home?

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