Today the library is having a party at every branch to celebrate our 100th birthday. At the Central Library, we have painted the windows and created an wall of artworks by talented staff members from the whole system. There will be music, games, dance and face painting. And, of course, there will be cake.
It takes takes enthusiam and a lot of planning to create a great bash. Here are two books from the collection that just might turn you into a party animal.
CelebraTORI: Unleashing Your Inner Party Planner to Entertain Friends and Family comes from super party person, Tori Spelling. Although she grew up in a home that was famous for over-the-top, lavish gatherings, Spelling has learned that creativity, passion and smart planning are the key to entertaining on a budget.
She loves themed parties and offers a list of dos and don’ts to make them successful. One of her party prescriptions is a perfect fit for summertime Calgary.
The Cowboys and Lace party combines the rough and rustic western aesthetic with the softness of lace. She gathers hay bales, daisies and lace curtains together with a campfire, banjo music and games of horseshoes. Food includes summertime favourites like baked beans and barbecued ribs. Everyone in Calgary has the western duds to pull this off.
In Parties that Wow: Setting the Stage for Creative Entertaining, Jonathan Fong outlines a honky-tonking Western party for urban cowboys. His décor includes a saddle on a bar stool and cowboy boots stuffed with bright yellow mums. Coloured bandannas are wrapped around beer bottles to provide guests with drink markers.
Stampede is happenin’ soon and this year it's their 100th birthday party too. It’s Calgary’s time to party.