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#6: CelebraTORI - Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling planned her very first party (her own roller skate–themed birthday with a hot-pink- and-turquoise color scheme) at the age of eight, and she’s been hosting friends and family in her home ever since. She knows as well as anyone that “style” and “elegance” don’t often play well with “budget.” Well, with celebraTORI, she rolls up her sleeves and turns that notion on its head—expertly showing how creativity, passion, and smart planning are the secret ingredients for throwing a truly unforgettable bash on any “real world” budget. All it takes is a little elbow grease and a lot of imagination to transport your guests to another world as soon as they walk through the door. 

In this delightfully entertaining, must-have party companion, Tori shares all the tips and tricks she’s learned from her most successful soirees (and a few train wrecks). It’s like having your own personal party planner for a fraction of the cost! 

celebraTORI is not just instructional, it’s inspirational. Hosting an event is not about ticking to-dos off a list; it’s about turning an organic idea into a fun day you and your guests won’t forget—so much so that you just can’t wait to do it again . . . with a different theme, of course. Tori covers all the basics, from discovering new reasons to celebrate and choosing a concept, to decorating, creating flower arrangements, making refreshments, and building the corner-stone of any great party: the dessert table! The best part is that all of her suggestions, including her mouthwatering recipes, are 100 percent do-it-yourself. 

Filled with lots and lots of great advice, handy blueprints, and hilarious anecdotes, celebraTORI will be the most important guest at your next party. It’s the perfect foundation for taking life’s special occasions up a notch . . . or five. 


  • Kindle: 13740 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004U7G0MG



AUTHOR BIO:
Tori Spelling is an actress whose career spans theater, television, and film. She’s received critical praise for her work in such independent films as Trick and The House of Yes. She both starred in and executive produced the comedy series So NoTORIous on VH1 and the popular reality series Tori & Dean: Inn Love and Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood on Oxygen, and the current remake of Beverly Hills 90210. She lives with her family in Los Angeles.


REVIEW:
I love this book.
Not only was it a great book for learning how to be the ultimate party planner, but Tori also gave us glimpses into her personal life. I loved learning all about how to pay attention to the details of a party with Tori telling us about her parties she has thrown. She even put photos in the book to show just how key the details are.
The only party I am planning is my wedding in 2015. Thankfully I can use some of these tips in this book, since I am doing it myself and trying to be the 'Bargain Bride' about it all. All of Tori's tips in this book can be done by using things you have in your home, you can borrow from friends or family, or get at a bargain price. She may be rich but doesn't put across you need money to have elegance. On the contrary.
Ladies, and even gents who love a good party, and wanna dabble in it, get this book. Seriously.


5/5

Comments

  1. I haven't read the book - but I really like her! I will be checking this out!

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  2. I've read a couple of Tori's books and enjoyed them...all hardcovers, however, as I enjoy the photos. How did they manage those on the Kindle?

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  3. Congrats in advance for the wedding and finding a perfect book of tips for it.
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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  4. Well, that's nice to know about how she doesn't spend tons of money on entertaining. I think she's adorable!

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  5. Still hopping the Nonfiction Challenge reviews :-).

    This sounds excellent, although I admit to enjoying reading books about entertaining more than actually entertaining. Best wishes on your wedding!

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  6. Congratulations :) I like the concept of the book and that she's included photographs, that's a nice addition. Well done on What's In A Name, and I like your creativity with the category as I do Tori's!

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  7. A wedding planner is really worth it and this event planner was the perfect fit for me. I had no idea where to start, when to do what and they effortlessly guided me through the whole process. I didn't know how I wanted my wedding right off the bat, but they helped me figure it with photos and examples.

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