Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends Hardcover
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In her first book, Middleton reveals the secrets to hosting a successful party with recipes, tips and detailed instructions on how to throw a memorable event.
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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.
Well done Pippa.........I am looking forward to your next book.
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 9 months ago by tr
fantastic the pictures and receipes lookes great i will defently try some outPublished 22 months ago by johnboy
Celebrate: A Year Of Festivities For Families and Friends by Pippa Middleton showcases her skills from working at a London based events company called Table Talk, which is listed... Read morePublished on April 19 2014 by Stella Carrier
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