the appetizer:

Simple Stunning Parties at Home: Recipes, Ideas, and Inspirations for Creative Entertaining by Karen Bussen, includes recipes like Pomegranate Cherry Sakejito; Ciliegie Mozzarella with Basil & Cherry Tomatoes; and Cavatappi Salad with Peas, Ricotta, Basil & Mint.



Simple Stunning Parties at Home
Recipes, Ideas, and Inspirations for Creative Entertaining

by Karen Bussen


What could be more in right now than throwing an elegant—yet incredibly affordable—party in the comfort and intimacy of your own home? Entertaining expert Karen Bussen shows you how with Simple Stunning Parties at Home: Recipes, Ideas and Inspiration for Creative Entertaining. And Bussen gives us so much more—12 complete plans for four different kinds of parties!

Simple Stunning Parties at Home is divided into Cocktail Gatherings, Casual Suppers, Dinner Parties and that fun mid-day meal: Brunch/Lunch. Her festive themed parties include Latin Spice, Holiday Toasts, Global Potluck, Comfort Harvests, Panini Picnic and a Backyard Barbeque.

Each plan includes food and drink menus (with recipes) as well as music and decor suggestions. Bussen demonstrates how to pair store-bought items with quick and easy recipes that are delicious and stylishly presented. Bussen is the expert at hosting a fabulous party without spending a lot of time, energy and most of all—money.

About the Author

Karen Bussen is a well-known New York-based event planner and the author of five books in STC'S "Simple Stunning" wedding series. Karen's practical advice and inspired ideas have been featured in past, current, and upcoming issues of Modern Bride, Gotham, Cosmopolitan, Food & Wine, Bridal Guide, Elegant Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, New York Magazine, In Style, Weddings, and Good Housekeeping, among many other magazines and newspapers. She's known for her "less waste/more taste" approach to design. She has been featured on the Today Show, CBS's Early Show, Inside Edition and was the cooking and entertaining expert on DIY's Network's Home Made Easy.

  • Simple Stunning Parties at Home:
    Recipes, Ideas, and Inspirations for Creative Entertaining
  • by Karen Bussen
  • Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009
  • Hardcover; 208 pages; 100 color photographs; $32.50
  • ISBN-10: 158479674X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58479-674-9
  • Information provided by the publisher.

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