Resource: Booklist for Giving Large Scale Parties

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If you are planning to host a large-scale party, gala, fundraiser or event, you ought to familiarize yourself with what others have done for such occasions. Check out these books for some marvelous inspiration.  Study the themes, the venues, the tablescapes, the flowers, the decorations, and the details–look for ideas that can transcend different venues and themes.

After studying the books listed here, you might also want to consult the websites of these authors–they will have more up-to-date photos of events they have created. After you have checked this booklist for giving large scale parties, you’ll be prepared to start your the full-fledged planning of your event!

  • Preston Bailey Celebrations: Lush Flowers, Opulent Tables, Dramatic Spaces and Other Inspirations for Entertaining by Preston Bailey
  • Preston Bailey’s Design for Entertaining: Inspiration for Creating the Party of Your Dreams by Preston Bailey with Marie Timell
  • Preston Bailey’s Fantasy Weddings by Preston Bailey
  • Inspirations by Preston Bailey.
  • Colin Cowie’s Extraordinary Weddings by Colin Cowie
  • Colin Cowie’s Wedding Chic by Colin Cowie
  • Fete: The Wedding Experience by Jung Lee with Kathleen Boyes
  • Flair: Exquisite Invitations, Lush Flowers, and Gorgeous Table Settings by Joe Nye with Caitlin Leffel
  • Table Flowers by Paula Pryke
  • At Home with Carolyn Roehm by Carolyn Roehm with Melissa Davis
  • Passion for Parties by Carolyn Roehm
  • An Event to Remember by Jerry Sibal
  • Martha Stewart Living Special Occasions by Martha Stewart Living
  • America Entertainsl Year of Imaginative Parties by David Tutera
  • Big Birthdays: The Party Planner Celebrates Life’s Milestones by David Tutera
  • The Party Planner by David Tutera
  • Passion for Parties by David Tutera
  • Gala!: The Special Event Planner for Professionals and Volunteers by Patti Coons
  • Art of Celebration Southern California: The Making of a Gala by LLC Panache Partners
  • 101 Fundraising Ideas by Karen L. Young
  • Art of Celebration Georgia: The Making of a Gala by LLC Panache Partners

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