The party editor of American Home presents a seasonal round of good ideas for parties, with homemade decorations, budget planned menus, keyed to a collection of party food recipes. There are suggestions for games and entertainment -- again for the most part home made. The format with each party occupying two page space, with lists of things needed on one side, menus in parallel column, and an introductory paragraph suggesting invitations, entertainment, procedure. Holidays seasonal festivities, buffet parties, picnics, children's parties, showers, etc. A useful general coverage, though not a particularly original or inspiring book for one who is hunting new ideas. Sell on the limited budget angle.