Resource: Booklist to Browse for Party Ideas

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Check out the books on this booklist to browse for party ideas. You will find in these books so many ideas for parties you may want to host or activities, menus, decorations and more that you can use. I have almost all of these in my collection of party books and have found so much information in them to help me in my party-planning!

  • The Best Party Book: 1001 Creative Ideas for Fun Parties by Penny Warner. Deephaven, Minnesota: Meadowbrook Press; 1992.
    Big Birthdays by David Tutera, New York: Time-Warner Books, 2006.
    The Children’s Party Book by Marion Haslam and Carol Deacon. Bath, UK: Paragon Publishing, 2005.
    The Hassle-Free Host: Super-Simple Tablescapes and Recipes for Stunning Parties by Christopher Lowell with Frances Schultz. New York:   Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2004.
    • Do It For Le$$! Parties: The How-To Cookbook and Guide to Catering Your Own Party for 12 To 75 Guests by Denise Vivaldo with Cindie Flannigan, Martha Hopkins, and Andy Sheen-Turner. Waco, Texas: Terrace Publishing, 2005.
    Entertaining All Year Round by Marjorie Reed with Kalia Lulow. New York: Ballantine Books, 1983.
    Entertaining by Malcolm Hillier. New York: DK Publishers, 1997.
    Family Fun’s Parties by Deanna F. Cook and the Experts at Family Fun Magazine. New York: Hyperion, 1999.
    • Good Things for Easy Entertaining by Editors of Martha Stewart Living. New York: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, 2003.
    Holiday Entertaining for Dummies by Elizabeth Netedu Kuball, editor. Foster City, California: IDG Books Worldwide, 1999.
    How To Give Children’s Parties by Judy Williams. New York: Smithmark Publishers, 1992.
    Katie Brown Entertains: 16 Menus, 16 Occasions, 16 Tables by Katie Brown with Catherine Lippman. New York: Collins, 2005.
    Martha Stewart’s Menus for Entertaining by Martha Stewart. New York: Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 1994.
    Penny Whistle Party Planner by Meredith Brokaw, Annie Gilbar and Jill Weber (Sep 15, 1991)
    Perfect Parties: Creative Entertaining Made Easy by Editors of Leisure Arts. Little Rock, Arkansas: Leisure Arts Publications, 1996.
    Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Desserts by Sandra Lee. Des Moines, Iowa: Meredith Books, 2005.
    Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Gatherings by Sandra Lee. Des Moines, Iowa: Meredith Books, 2006.
    Simplify the Holidays by Allana Baroni with Vicki Webster. Pleasantville, New York: Reader’s Digest, 1998.
    • Special Occasions: The Best of Martha Stewart Living by Editors of Martha Stewart Living. New York: Time Publishing Venture, 1994.
    Simple Stunning Parties at Home: Recipes, Ideas, and Inspirations for Creative Entertaining by Karen Bussen, 2009
    Styling for Entertaining by Susie Coelho. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003.
    Tabletops: Easy, Practical, Beautiful Ways to Decorate the Table by Barbara Milo Ohrbach. New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1997.

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