A Great Holiday Gift!
Creating the perfect ambiance for any party is key to its success – whether you are hosting a simple affair with a few friends or something more formal. Packed with advice and inspiration from three of Los Angeles' most popular party providers, Fabulous Parties reveals their professional secrets and inspires you to create your own stylish celebration for any occasion.
Drawing on many years of experience as floral designers and caterers to Los Angeles's A-listers, Mark Held and Richard David of MARK’S GARDEN and Peggy Dark of THE KITCHEN have adapted the principles of putting together a large, lavish event to a more intimate scale suited to home or small venue entertaining.
The harmonious relationship between food and flowers is clearly demonstrated in specially commissioned photographs which showcase twenty themed events, inspired by those created for their celebrity clients. All of the events included have a theme, décor, and menu. Choose from a Rustic Italian Party, a colorful Caribbean Dinner, a Chic Cocktail Party, a lavish New Year's Eve Celebration, a fun Mexican Fiesta, an elegant Wine Tasting or a glamorous Pink Ladies Luncheon, plus many more inspired yet achievable ideas.
Mouth-watering menus accompany each party idea and include suggestions for a delicious aperitif, along with recipes for appetizers, entrées and desserts. The stylish floral designs shown in each setting include ideas for table centerpieces and other floral table treatments plus innovative ways of decorating rooms and outdoor spaces. Practical instruction on how to achieve professional results at home is given in a Floral Tips chapter.
Be inspired by Fabulous Parties and make your party the event of the season – to be enjoyed by your friends and family and talked about for years to come.