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So Much To Celebrate: A Book Review

**Book received for consideration. Post contains affiliate links. All thoughts are 100% my own.

I love finding a good reason to celebrate--- don't you?

Easter, Christmas, birthdays, 4th of July--- it's fun to have an excuse to go above and beyond and just enjoy life and enjoy being in the kitchen! And while I am not personally big on throwing big events for EVERY occasion, I do so love seeing how others choose to do so!

Today, I am excited to share a new book that will help you to take all your celebrations throughout the year to the next level with decorating inspiration and LOTS of amazing recipes to choose from:

Celebrations that show your love

Create beautiful memories for your family and friends by stopping to celebrate life’s joyful moments. In this essential guide to entertaining, Katie Jacobs reveals her secrets for throwing fantastic parties for any occasion, from a casual backyard movie night to a lavish holiday party. Using Katie’s inspiring ideas and make-ahead tips, you will be so organized that you can minimize the fuss, enjoy the time, and celebrate too!

Brimming with creative party themes for every season, inspiring décor ideas, and delicious recipes, So Much to Celebrate is the perfect book for anyone who appreciates good times, good food, and good celebrations.

Katie Jacobsis a stylist for Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand Draper James, Pottery Barn, and Beaufort Bonnet Company, among others. A fourth-generation Nashvillian, she’s been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living Weddings, Nashville Lifestyles as well as on Inspired By This, Fashionable Hostess, and The Scout Guide. Katie is also a photographer, graphic designer, and foodie. Learn more on Katie’s food and lifestyle blog, StylingMyEveryday.com.

I absolutely loved this book! First and foremost, it's absolutely beautiful. From stunning tablescapes and party detail shots to full page food photography, I find myself wanting to look through these pages again and again.

Now, I must be honest, when I chose this book, I went back and forth on it because I thought it was going to be more about party planning, with just a few recipes mixed in. Don't get me wrong, there would have been nothing wrong with that had it been the case--- but for me, I just wasn't sure how much I would get from that. To be honest, I don't throw parties much--- maybe once or twice a year. Instead I prefer smaller celebrations with my family with festive foods. When I opened it up, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it really is more of a cookbook, but with party planning tips, tricks and ideas mixed in! And one thing I do love is a fun cookbook!

The book is broken down into the four seasons, and then those seasons are broken down further into parties and celebrations you might have during those particular seasons. Each event starts with a breakdown on what it is, decorating ideas to get the look, the menu and tips to enjoy the party--- something I know is particularly useful for me as I tend to stress about parties! These take up about 2-3 pages with stunning photos to set the scene, and then moves onto some recipe ideas that are perfect for that specific event. Each season then also offers a menu for the season with even MORE great seasonal recipes. These are not specific to any event or celebration, but instead are more general to the season at hand. They are delicious, simple to follow and I personally loved the intros given to each recipe too! So fun!

Whether you plan parties all the time, or like me do so rarely but love keeping those small celebrations fun and festive with seasonal decor and meals, this is a book for EVERYONE! I love it and cannot wait to try even more recipes as the year goes by!

So Much to Celebrate is available to purchase now at your favorite book retailers!


  1. Looks like a helpful book for you to create more celebrations.


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