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Great Games For Great Parties: How to Throw a Perfect Party [Paperback]

Andrea Campbell
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Dec 31 1992
Fail-safe entertaining tips show you how to plan a party, run it, and make sure everyone has the time of his or her life. Over 100 innovative, foolproof party games with full instructions cover all stages, from breaking the ice to saying good night. 160 pages, 50 b/w illus., 6 x 9.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great game book March 16 2000
This book has lots of good ideas and gives ways to adapt them or change them to suit almost anyones needs. In the back, the games are broken down by category (for ex, icebreakers, pre-party games, quiet games, hunts, etc...) and then another section has them organized by name. It has a nice section on party planning, things to think about when throwing a party and motivating guests that will be helpful to any newcomer to party throwing. There are no risque games but lots of them are easily adaptable and can be made less "family oriented" if that is your crowd. The majority of these games are for ADULTS not kids.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loaded With Fun Ideas Dec 22 2000
If you're not inherently super outgoing but want to invite friends, neighbors, etc. to your home to socialize, this book will give you many, many ideas to choose from on how to create a warm, friendly atmosphere. Most of the icebreaker ideas and party games are practical and fun. This book is also great for school teachers looking for ways to break the ice in their classrooms on those first couple of awkward days. I confidently recommend this book to those of you who want to throw a party or have a get together, but are hesitating out of fear of what to do with your guests. It's truly a fun book and will bring people together.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recipes for successful, fun parties for adults Aug. 2 1997
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I enjoyed the book from cover-to-cover--all 151 pages with 77 pages alone devoted to games. The author provides a great variety of games for anyone over the age of six! They range from the intellectual to the physical; from quiet table games such as "Dear Advice Columnist" to "Shogum" with detective teams driving around the neighborhood. There also terrific ideas for providing atmosphere, many unique party themes, invitation ideas and game supplies that are neither complicated or expensive. There are games for those who've just met to friends who known each other for years
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Advice For A Great Time! Dec 19 2001
This book revolutionized my parties. It is chockfull of practical suggestions for organizing a party, energizing your guests and making your party the talk of the town. I love how the author not only suggests great games, but has the games categorized by what kind they are and when they should be played. Lots of helpful advice on how to warm up your group. I was absolutely amazed at how ENTHUSED my guests became the first time I followed her advice and used the games to make them mingle, break the ice, split a part couples, and get them laughing. It is a hoot. Double thumbs up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Definite Party Maker Sept. 28 2000
The main reason I purchased the book was because I was out of ideas for good party games and activites. This book certainly solved that problem. It has a ton of things for great parties, not lame games either that people throw in just to fill space. This thing is 100% usable. And what else is nice its adaptable, and they show you how. Really great book worth every cent and more. I do have one problem with though. I only have one party to do right now and too many ideas !
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