Entertaining your friends and family is one of lifes greatest pleasures. This practical and inspiring planner is full of information and advice on every aspect of entertaining, from menus to flowers, taking in seating plans and table settings along the way. There are ideas for themed occasions and tips on matching foods and wines. It is also packed with more than 40 wonderful recipes for party food, elegant dinners, and roast lunchesnot forgetting those all-important cocktails. This interactive guide includes a section where you can fill in details of meals you have hosted in the past, as well as 3 handy pockets to store any useful notes or magazine clippings. Full of advice, ideas, and recipes for fuss-free, stylish, and sophisticated entertaining. Useful information for any host, including which wine to serve with a meal, themes for your party, and barbecue tips.