Celebrate Hardcover – Oct 30 2012
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Given her low profile prior to the royal wedding, Celebrate could be viewed as a premature effort. However, she's not the first person to jump on the bandwagon of her own notoriety nor will she be the last. To Pippa's credit, she acknowledges this in the introduction to Celebrate. She has the opportunity and she's taking advantage of it. By admitting this she makes it redundant for those who scoff at her efforts. Now who is being unoriginal?
Several reviews for this book have criticized Pippa for stating the obvious: 'ice goes great with drinks', 'a turkey at Christmas time is good for large gatherings'. Yes, it's true, but let's be honest, even Martha Stewart falls back on 'Pumpkins add to the festive atmosphere of Halloween', 'Hearts make perfect Valentines' and 'Easter egg hunts are fun'. What Pippa does add to the field is her youth. Like her sister, she makes going the extra mile fashionable. Thus giving twenty-somethings options other than beer, wine, tortilla chips and brie cheese trays for their own parties.
Divided by seasons, Pippa presents crafts, recipes, nostalgic/traditional games and charming tidbits of trivia appropriate to the occasion. She offers small glimpses into how her family marked occasions like Easter and Mothers Day.Read more ›
Some interesting craft ideas ,(the pompom thistles were easy and look very realistic when stuck on real twigs). The millionaire's shortbread was easy to make and a hit with the expat Scots and Brits I work with.
It has been, I believe, much maligned by the media, but is certainly an update for the times on entertaining. The background stories on how certain celebrations came about are interesting, as are the games for both children and adults.
If I have one complaint, it is that the recipes are largely measured in grams, but this is easy enough to translate, if not entirely convenient.
It is a very pretty book, and the pictures do match the crafts and foods shown when you have completed them yourself.
I bought this book for my twenty year old daughter online at Amazon.ca for Christmas and she loved it.
In my pre-Christmas reading of it I enjoyed it enough to buy one for myself, and have found it a useful addition to my myriad collection of cook and craft books.
Most recent customer reviews
I really love this book. I am a hostess wanna-be but find inviting people over stressful. I really liked how practical and "how-to" this book was.Published 4 months ago by tr
Beautiful ideas, imagery and writing. I enjoyed this little piece of English. My Grandmother is from England and we want to incorporate English traditions into our yearly... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Very Cherie
Well designed and beautiful photos throughout. It portrayed an excellent guide of traditional British fare and typical holliday customs in Britain. Friends agreed wholeheartedly. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Rosalind A. Moller
fantastic the pictures and receipes lookes great i will defently try some outPublished 17 months ago by johnboy
Fabulous book! Has a great layout and great recipes and crafts anyone can do for different holidays. I tried a few recipes doe Christmas and they are great! Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2014 by D. K-P
A nice coffee table book .
Nice pictures, the recipes are popular in England, not as popular in Canada
Purchased this for my wife who loves to read about recipes, and try out new culinary ideas. Her being of English and Scottish decent just made the book tghat much more fun for her... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2013 by Everyday Chef