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Enjoy the Party . . . How to Entertain without Stress

September 22, 2011

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ou’ve decided to have a party, the invitations have been sent—and then you realize how much work lies ahead: cleaning, planning the menu, shopping, cooking, arranging flowers . . . and you still don’t know what you’re going to wear!!

For years the approach of fall made me anxious. It meant the beginning of the holiday season, and unless I started planning weeks ahead of time, the stress would take the fun out of having parties. Determined to make entertaining stress free, I came up with some simple steps that made it easy to plan and host my own parties.

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Using my twenty-five years of design experience, my expertise in the kitchen, and my love of entertaining I’ve created a way to teach you how to  plan—and enjoy—    your own parties.

 

I’ve put together four classes so you can learn the simple steps that will take the stress out of entertaining and let you have a great time at your own parties.

Class 1: Pastry—It’s not just for pies anymore!

A great pastry dough can be one of your most useful party tools. Learn how to use it to create great dishes for any part of a meal, and how to store it so it’s ready when you need it.

Class 2: Taste sensation—How to make your food come to life

Learn how to make sweet and savory fillings to use with your pastry—for hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, main courses, and desserts.

Class 3: Be prepared—But that’s only the beginning!

Having what you need on hand is key to stress-free entertaining. This class covers the essentials of a well-stocked pantry that is ready for emergencies. It will teach you to take stock of your cookware and tableware so you know what you have and what you need.

Class 4: Enjoy your own party—How to stay cool, calm, and collected while entertaining

This class covers tricks to getting your home ready, how to create the perfect party ambiance, and the ten essential steps to avoiding stress.

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CLASS SCHEDULE

FlowersTuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, 7-9 pm

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Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 7-9 pm

$195 for the series of four

$55 per two-hour class

Thursdays, October 20, 27, 9am-1pm

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Thursdays, November 3, 10, 6-10 pm

$195 for the series of four

$110 per four-hour class

 

All classes are held in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

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