Pippa Middleton launches ‘Celebrate’ – a creative guide to seasonal entertaining

Pippa Middleton credit David LoftusCelebrate’ by Pippa Middleton is a comprehensive seasonal guide to simple and creative entertaining. It’s billed as an inspiring journey into British-themed occasions, focusing on tradition and ritual, bringing family and friends together. Including recipes, crafts, games and tips on entertaining, it will take you from Bonfire Night to New Year’s Eve, Children’s Parties to Barbecues and everything in between, with ideas and occasions to celebrate throughout the year. Penguin publishes Pippa Middleton’s book ‘Celebrate’ 25th October 2012, priced £25.

Celebrate by Pippa Middleton

‘Celebrate’ by Pippa Middleton published by Penguin Books £25

Pippa Middleton image credit David Loftus

Pie-eyes for ‘Celebrate’ by Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton said: ‘This book is designed to be a comprehensive guide to home entertaining, based on my experience in my family’s party business, Party Pieces, and work for a London-based events company. It is a useful and practical journey into British-themed occasions and I hope it offers welcome inspiration and ideas, most of which needn’t leave you alarmingly out-of-pocket. Entertaining on any scale can be stressful and daunting so this is all about finding ways to manage and enjoy the process.

‘I hope you will see this as a feel-good book with ideas to look forward to each month, providing threads of lasting, happy memories, be it around a table lit with candles in winter, outside on a rug in summer or in the autumn, perched on a leaf-covered bench, hot drink in hand.’

Many of the photographs for the book are taken at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

The US Edition is published by Viking and is out on the 30th October.

Here’s Pippa’s tips on Halloween

Pippa Middleton Celebrate Halloween by PenguinExtend a spooky welcome

At Hallowe’en your home should look the part on the outside to greet your guests and any passing spooks and spirits. Decorate your windows with stained-glass bats. Pippa Middleton at HalloweenString outdoor fairy lights around trees and shrubs, and light the pathway with a few paper lanterns. A scarecrow made like a Bonfire Night Guy sat under a tree and lit with a torch will set the scene from a distance. A few mournful ghosts floating around will add to the effect: simply blow up white balloons, tie each one to a bamboo cane and drape a white sheet over it. Tie around the ‘neck’ with string and use a black marker to draw the face. Stick the canes in the ground where you want each ghost to stand.

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