By Cheryl Najafi
St. Martin’s Press, $29.99, 192 pages

If you need an idea for drinks, a party theme or recipes, Cheryl Najafi’s book You’re So Invited has it all. Najafi offers ten creative festivity ideas ranging from a garden or guys-only scotch & cigar gathering to a dainty spa birthday party. She gives loads of advice on avoiding “sticky situation” scenarios and recovery ideas. You also will find here general preparation recommendations and decoration tips.

Najafi gives intimations to her celebrity clients with stories of what the clients wanted and how she developed the theme for each party. The book has a one-page resource guide, as well as a comprehensive index. As expected with a book on this subject, it has lots of photographs and is written in a very conversational style. This is a book you will refer from time to time. Moreover, it might even spark your imagination to come up with several of your own ideas.

Reviewed by Seniye Groff