Hosting parties for lots of different occasions will be a breeze for even the novice cook with this collection of 13 themed menus and 101 party food recipes. Offering entertainment for all age groups, parties include a sweet baby shower, elegant chocolate party, holiday open house, wine and cheese party, bridal shower, girls' night pasta party, casual meal for sports fans, teen fiesta, child's birthday party, Halloween party, kids' Christmas party, New Year's brunch, and a book club luncheon. Some plans call for a variety of snacks and sweets, while others feature a complete dinner. Each provides a starter menu with kitchen-tested recipes plus ideas to enhance the fun. General cooking tips and advice for Success with Parties are included.