Most parties have a purpose: to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or the start of a new adventure. But there are parties and there are parties. In her first book, party-planning expert Polly Betton shows you how to throw a shindig your friends and family won't forget. Whether it's the perfect Prohibition affair, a decadent Victorian tea party or a fun-filled scavenger hunt, Party! is never short of inspiration and helpful tips on how to be a successful party planner. With Polly's advice, you will find that bringing together all the elements for the Party of the Century (venue, performers and DJs, props, helpers and caterers) is well within your reach and budget. Polly also has lots of ideas for spicing up smaller-scale, more intimate dinner parties, and offers 75 recipes for gorgeous party food and show-stopping cocktails.