Hosting parties for lots of different occasions will be a breeze for even the novice cook with this collection of menus and party food recipes. Thirteen themes and 101 recipes are featured, offering entertainment for all age groups. Each party theme provides a starter menu with kitchen-tested recipes plus ideas to enhance the fun. General cooking tips are included, along with expert advice for Success with Parties. Themes include: Child's Birthday, Baby Shower, Girls' Night Pasta Party, Wine and Cheese Party, Halloween, Kids' Christmas and Chocolate Indulgence, with complete ingredient lists and clear instructions.