le 21 juin 2014
I bought this book because I expected to find some good ideas / advice about party planning on an advanced level. Well, it does provide some idea but most of them are so outstanding (although sometimes great) that cannot be included in just ANY party we throw (i.e. the tulle balls are brilliant but one cannot just hang them at an `ordinary` party, if the other posh elements are missing). Also, it is clear that theme parties, with this level of details are either for people with indefinite amount of free time or for professionals. Searching for antique frames to be transformed into trays is also a brilliant, however time consuming idea (A mom of two small kids and wife of a high level executive I happen to regularly throw parties for 10-15 kids or 15-20 adults with no catering service employed......yes, it is feasible, but beleive me, you have no energy left for most details included in the book, unless you do one party a year and you plan for months ahead..) All in all, not for busy moms and definitely not one for European taste - most of the decoration are simply too cheesy.
le 17 août 2013
J'aime beaucoup ce livre, bien construit, bien illustré, quelques recettes, des idées déco, des belles histoires. Tori Spelling a fait de ce livre quelque chose d'abordable. C'est un bon livre pour se détendre et faire la fête !