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This book has gorgeous photography and some practical advice for throwing all sorts of types of parties. A lot of this book is not super practical for people living on a more modest budget. But the photographs are beautiful and it's always fun to wish.
This book is very cute, and filled with cute ideas for every sort of occasion, but the reason I didn't give 5 stars is that in order to pull off any of her party ideas, you'll end up spending a pretty penny on decor. She does talk about setting and keeping a budget in the beginning of the book, but c'mon, if you can't pull off all her details you may be left feeling like your party is a bit lackluster in comparison. For general themes, and cute outfit ideas, this book was nice.
Overall I thought it was a wonderful book! At the beginning, there is more of a how-to and guidelines which was super helpful. The rest of the book is more of examples of parties that she has thrown. I wish there was more of a how-to theme throughout the entire book. It is still a great book, but you aren't going to develop into an event planner after reading. You can look at it as a reference with examples and a few tips here and there.
Overall I loved the ideas, photos, etc. Lauren included fabulous menus for the party's. However there are hardly any recipes in the book which I thought was strange and disappointing since I love to cook and try new recipes. I guess the menus are catering suggestions. Other than the lack of recipes, I love the book and would recommend.