The Party A Guide to Adventurous Entertaining In The Party Sally Quinn turns her trademark sharp wit on the Washington social scene and offers an irreverent look at what goes on at the parties you read about in the columns From seating debacles

  • Title: The Party: A Guide to Adventurous Entertaining
  • Author: Sally Quinn
  • ISBN: 9780684849607
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
  • In The Party, Sally Quinn turns her trademark sharp wit on the Washington social scene and offers an irreverent look at what goes on at the parties you read about in the columns From seating debacles to real life scandals, she reveals her firsthand experiences as a member of the Washington power elite to illustrate how to entertain for any occasion No one knows better thIn The Party, Sally Quinn turns her trademark sharp wit on the Washington social scene and offers an irreverent look at what goes on at the parties you read about in the columns From seating debacles to real life scandals, she reveals her firsthand experiences as a member of the Washington power elite to illustrate how to entertain for any occasion No one knows better than Quinn how to make parties work She has thrown some of the most talked about parties and has attended most of the others As Quinn writes, all that is necessary is that the host live by the golden rule Treat your guests the way you would like to be treated The Party provides a checklist of ideas to help make the important decisions such as what time of day or night or month and how to choose the invitations, the place, the food, the booze, the setting, the table, the entertainment, and, above all, the guests Within these guidelines, Quinn tells about her own adventures, stories, and techniques from all kinds of different parties from the elaborate, formal dinner to the impromptu get together Her playful, poignant, and often hilarious accounts of party disasters from her own and others parties will strike a chord with anyone who has ever entertained.The Party is not only an amusing and lively glimpse into the party scene but also a useful and practical guide to making your own parties a success and guaranteeing that your guests will want to come back.

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    1. While I'm prone to like most anything Sally Quinn writes, this particular book has been hugely helpful! As the butler in a rich man's home, Ms. Quinn's well-tested advice on laughing your way through party disasters has been a real life saver! When the electricity goes down in the middle of a huge gala, when the valet parkers get the wrong date and don't show up, when the fireplace fills the dining room with smoke five minutes before a five-course sit-down dinner, I try not to panic and just ask [...]

    2. Two stars for honesty. And the story about Nora Ephron pouring a bottle of red wine over Carl Bernstein's head. Let me save you some time. The key to a great party is tons of alcohol and low lighting. After that, "seating is everything". And please make sure that your outfit doesn't clash with your decor.

    3. I really enjoyed reading Sally's stories about her life with some of the most powerful and facinating people. She recounts life with detail that are both glamorous and mundane. There were a few tips for making people enjoy entertaining but this is much more a book on life, career, family, and our roles in those worlds than a party "how to" book. And that made reading it a lot of fun.

    4. Not really an entertaining guide, but a gossipy book about Sally's experiences when giving and attending parties.

    5. A guide to how to entertain all your fabulous Washington DC friends. Quinn keeps it as down to earth as possible, and it's fun to watch her try!

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