Hello lovelies! I absolutely love pretty books. I have a collection of cookbooks & coffee table books that inspire everything from decor, art, fashion, travels, food and of course party planning! These days I’m either on my macbook or iphone (shameless apple plug) searching for inspiration. So when I get my hands on a lovely book filled with beautiful pictures and some great tips, I can get lost for hours devouring every page.


Here are 16 of my favorite books on entertaining filled with recipes, party styling ideas and awesome hostess tips that will be sure to inspire  your next dinner party:




1. Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings & Effortless Style






2. Celebrate Everything! fun ideas to bring your parties to life







3. How to Celebrate Everything






4. What’s a Hostess to Do?






5. Annette Joseph’s Stylish Solutions for Entertaining Picture Perfect Parties 






6. Martha’s Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations






7. Decorate for a Party: Stylish & Simple Ideas for Meaningful Gatherings







8. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays





9. Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free & Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion






10. The Party Food Bible




11. Pizzazzerie Entertain In Style: Tablescapes & Recipes For The Modern Hostess





12. The Art of Entertaining Relais & Chateaux: Menus, Flowers, Table Settings & More for Memorable Celebrations






13. Park Avenue Potluck Celebrations: Entertaining at Home With New York’s Savviest Hostesses






14. Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun






15. The Cocktail Party: Eat, Drink, Play, Recover







16. The Forest Feast Gatherings




I guarantee you will find a favorite, if not love all the books in this list! Would love to know what some of your favorite hostessing books are below!




With love,