I have a fun new book that I’m excited to tell you about today.
It’s called Celebrate Everything! Fun Ideas to Bring Your Parties to Life by my sweet friend Darcy Miller.
Darcy… if you don’t know her … is the smart, talented, creative force and Editor behind the Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. She loves celebrating life’s special moments in the most fantastic ways and her new book is like being right inside her party-planning mind with ideas, advice, tips, tricks and recipes.
The first time I learned about Darcy was the same year I started this blog. I had taken an introductory cake decorating class and the instructor recommended we take a look at the Martha Stewart Weddings magazine for inspiration. Well, I went right home and subscribed … I have to admit, it felt funny getting a bridal magazine each month when I wasn’t planning a wedding, but it was well worth it and full of inspiration. I skipped over all the pages of pretty dresses and went right to the wedding reception sections each month. The favor details, the cakes and desserts, the seating card ideas and creative ways to add spectacular touches … I loved all of it and quickly became a fan of hers.
Flash forward a few years and Darcy and I crossed paths on social media. I remember thinking OMG, Darcy Miller knows who I am. How can that be?! Then digital life became real when she invited me over to her beautiful home the last time I was in New York City. And she is just as sweet and wonderful in person as I had imagined. I have to say it was a giddy and surreal moment for me.
Okay, I’ll stop fan girling now so I can give you a little peek inside her book. Every time I look inside, I feel like I find something new. Here’s just some of what I love about it:
- Overflowing with ideas and inspiration
- Fun format with lots of lists
- Party theme starter ideas
- Decorating details
- Party-planning basics
- Tons of themes
- Menu ideas and recipes, too
- Plus… Resources! YAY!
That’s just a little, now let’s see a small sneak peek inside this party planning go-to guide.
Images photographed from Celebrate Everything by Darcy Miller. Copyright © 2016 by Darcy Miller. Reprinted by permission of William Morrow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Check out Celebrate Everything! today! It launches tomorrow October 25th.
My baking addiction bought me here to put about celebration and i love making cakes on special occasions at home, Actual party drill is when you make stuff ready at home and yes its delicious and healthy too.
Looks like a treasure to have! (both books!!!)
My childhood dream was to work for Martha Stewart, and I was able to accomplish that dream many years ago. I will never forget the moment I saw Darcy walking around the office. My desk was very close to Martha’s and the Weddings section was not too far away, so it was all very exciting. I was planning my own wedding and would walk by their giant boards for inspiration. The ribbon from my bouquet was even from the Style Dept’s ribbon closet! It was a magical time for me, and I remember Darcy being every bit as sweet as everyone says she is! Everyone loved her!
Really cute ideas, adding it to my wish list.
I love the cover of this book! It’s beautiful, right up my alley!
Oh this looks great.Putting it on my list.
Looks os fun!
Looks to be for the young and young at heart!
Wow! This looks like a truly inspirational book!
Very pretty book.
Darcy is so amazing. I really think I have to buy this book just for the illustrations…the fabulous ideas are bound to be an inspiration, too! It really looks gorgeous!