Monday, October 26, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: Party Style by Gemma Lynn Touchstone

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Party Style: Kids' Parties from Baby to Sweet 16, by Gemma Lynn Touchstone
2015, 192p
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

Make memories your children will treasure forever. As the creator of and editor-in-chief of Party Style magazine, Gemma Touchstone knows how to make children’s celebrations memorable. And with her help, you’ll want to find any excuse to party! Packed with easy and elegant DIY craft ideas, cool themes, and must-read entertaining tips, this book shows you how to party in style.

This book caught my attention because it's full of ideas for kids' parties. I struggle in the creativity department and know that I can use some help. This book is fantastic!!

In this book, Ms. Touchstone starts with the basics: create a party planning folder and determine the what, when, where, who and how. In the next chapter, there's a quiz to determine your party style. I am classically classic: love clean lines, preppy colors and classic party activities and tend to consider guests and organization over other aspects of the party.

The next thing to do is determine the theme and location. At the end of the book, she shares pictures and ideas for parties she's planned and there are some fun ones that can get the creative juices flowing!

There's tons more: timeline checklist (starting 6 weeks prior to the party, which I thought sounded hefty until I realized that I would need that much time to make sure I got everything done), modern day etiquette and formalities, and decorations and tips for a successful party. Then comes the menu selection. This section is lengthy and full of ideas which will be a hit for all ages from small children to teenagers (and even adults)!

This is a book that is packed with helpful information! I will be referencing it often in the next few years and I'm already feeling more confident that I can pull off creative, fun parties without being too overwhelmed! If you're always looking for fresh, new party ideas or are creatively challenged like me, this is a book you will want to own!

Get your autographed copy here!

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Information and Events:
  • You can get over $2,500.00 worth of exclusive party printables with your Book purchase for download off of the web site 
  • The Book Kick off party for the PARTY STYLE book will be in Orange County, CA at the CAKE expo at 5:00 Pm October 17th. Tickets are available on Living Social. Get more info 
  • Gemma Touchstone will be teaching pin worthy parties at the pinners conference in Salt Lake City, UT Nov 6th & 7th and you can save 10% on tickets with ticket code partystyle
  • Gemma Touchstone will be speaking at ISSE along with Colin Cowie and some other amazing speakers and you can save $500.00 on your ticket when you mention PartyStyle Book Tour
  • Find Gemma at the OC DATE NIGHT MARKET March 11th
  • For more dates on her Tour around the USA Please visit the Blog 
  • Gemma's Next HOLIDAY HOSTESS is already in the works and will be out in time for the holiday season in 2016 

About the Author:

Gemma Touchstone is a leading authority on global party styling trends from the early identification of up-and-coming party themes, to premier event styling, food presentation and is an early adopter of the social media revolution in her field. She’s the publisher and author of two stylist industry magazines, a leading industry blogger and has been a regular stylist for Hollywood stars from the movies and TV. Gemma has spoken about global party styling mega trends, blogging and the social media revolution at conferences and business events around the country.

As a publicity expert Gemma has worked with business owners, stylists and international companies that want to leverage the free publicity in traditional and social media to establish their credibility, enhance their reputation, promote new products, or get the word out about a favorite cause or issue.

Giveaway ends November 15th

THE GRAND PRIZE is a kitchen aid mixer, IPAD Air, Honeycomb Decor Pack with multiple sizes and colors, Bakers Bling sanding sugar in several colors, $100.00 gift card to Home Goods, $100.00 Gift card to Michael's Craft Store and an Autographed copy of the book, and a 3 ft LOVE Balloon Set. These are Gemma's Must haves for the perfect party.

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