If you are in New England this nor’easter we are having may be hiding the fact that spring is on the way.. but with daylight savings this weekend I am already starting to plan a spring/summer calendar of events! Check out some of my tabletop inspiration and some of the books I constantly reference for my parties. Cheers!
My ‘go-to’ party books
The queen, sorry Martha! Every recipe you follow, it comes out perfectly!
This book is not spring specific but has menus and ideas for all kinds of parties from Sunday brunch to snow day. She gives tips from what worked, and didn’t work, at her own parties. My favorite pizza making party is in this book as well.
Ok, truth, I own every single one of her books. This one I love the kids section and have used these recipes a lot! She has the cutest story of when she threw a mocktail party for a group of young kids. Her mac and cheese recipe is in this book as well and always a huge hit!
This book is packed with great entertaining info! Darcy has worked for Martha Stewart for more than twenty years, soo yeah she knows what she’s doing. Martha even wrote the foreword.
I have to admit, I have had this book for a long time and didn’t even open it until recently. I am glad I did because it has some great and different ideas! Gives some good tips and how to enjoy the party and not stress.
This book has some great recipes if you are hosting a group at a summer home or for weekend guests. Grilled doughnuts with Nutella and Nectarine with cream cheese sandwiches.. yes please!
Camille Styles sets the scene for every season in this book. Everything from recipes to activities to décor.
I am obsessed with tiny food! It is also a great option when you have adults and children at the same party. Easy for everyone and sooo cute!
Also, just purchased this
William Sonoma knows what they are doing, I have used this book many times. Sometimes, at Thanksgiving, I’ve been known to take the recipe pamphlet from the checkout at WS and just make the whole menu. I may have done this same pamphlet meal the past four years. Shhhhh. Point is, their recipes are tested and are good. This book gives planning, drink and menu tips.
Also a good one. Party ideas, a bit more formal but very beautiful.
cover image via pinterest