Everyone wants to be a great host. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have friends over for a casual evening or special occasion more often? But entertaining at home can be such a daunting prospect - choosing menus, shopping and cooking, preparing complicated recipes, even inviting folks and decorating - that sometimes the effort seems too great. Not anymore! With her latest book, Simple Stunning Parties at Home , entertaining expert Karen Bussen brings the same real-life, beautiful inspiration to great gatherings at home that made her Simple Stunning Weddings series such a must-have. Featuring more than a dozen gorgeous get-together, divided into four categories: Brunches & Lunches, Cocktail Parties, Casual Suppers, and Formal Dinners. Each section includes menu ideas, recipes for food and drinks, Karen's effortlessly elegant decorating ideas and all the simple stunning details for hosting a memorable event. There are helpful tips on gift-giving to guests and hosts, along with simple stunning craft projects for homemade gifts and details. And as always, Karen shares her expert advice on everything from setting a beautiful table to entertaining outside. This book features almost 100 recipes for delicious dishes and drinks, a resource guide, helpful websites and gorgeous full-color photographs by William Geddes capturing the simple stunning vibe and festive spirit of home entertaining.