Sometimes you have a great concept for a theme party, and sometimes you need a few ideas to get you going. Pick-a-Party: The Big Book of Party Themes and Occasions by Patty Sachs is a party manual for anyone interested in hosting a special event.
It provides 145 innovative party themes and occasions for all of life’s special events, including both traditional and less-celebrated holidays. It also comes with a comprehensive, easy-to-use chart designed to help party planners find appropriate themes for each occasion.
Author Patty Sachs has worked as a professional party planner on dozens of weddings, corporate events, grand openings, social events, expos, fundraisers and other special events and parties. A nationally known speaker, she has worked with major trade organizations and corporations for event-planning, and she has also written two other party-giving books. Her hospitality knowledge makes her an expert to listen to!
Pick-a-Party Includes party ideas for
• Life-cycle events — from birthdays, bar mitzvahs, and graduations to weddings, anniversaries, over-the-hills, and retirements;
• Holiday celebrations — from New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day revelry to Halloween, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas parties;
• Fun TV get-togethers — from the Academy Awards and the Super Bowl to the Kentucky Derby and election night coverage;
• Creative and fun themes — from a Mardi Gras masquerade and a Las Vegas casino to a Hawaiian Luau and Caribbean beach parties.
Sachs has also written a companion cookbook to go with Pick-a-Party. This cookbook contains party themes, over 100 complete menus, more than 300 recipes, table decoration ideas, party planning sheets and lots of resources, ideas and tips. Many of the recipes were contributed by top national party planners, and all the recipes are simple enough for even the beginner party host.
This cookbook includes food and serving suggestions for traditional and nontraditional holidays, such as New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, and Once in a Blue Moon; themed parties, such as Hawaiian Luaus, Mardi Gras, and Surfin’ USA; activity-oriented parties, such as Casino, Karaoke, Golf, and Bowling; cultural and hobby-related events, such as Music, Book, and Gourmet parties; classic parties, such as Victorian, Roaring Twenties, and Fifties; annual television events, such as the Academy Awards, Super Bowl, World Series, and much more.
Pick-a-Party is available online, as is the cookbook.