Friday, October 2, 2015

Party Style {book review & GIVEAWAY}

I'm happy to share with everyone this book I had the opportunity to review, Party Style: Kids' Parties From Baby to Sweet 16. Let me just tell you, after reading this book, my creative/ party planning juices are in full force. Even though I just threw a kids party last weekend, I want to plan about a dozen more after reading through Gemma Touchstone's Party Style. You really can't help but be inspired after seeing the bright, beautiful photos. Even if you think you're not the party planning type, this book walks you through all the steps it takes to plan, host, and create the best kids' party. There are even some pretty original, party friendly recipes... like Bacon Burger on Stick, Pizza in a Jar, and Spaghetti & Meatball Sticks. 

My favorite part of this whole book is that there's a quiz in the beginning that determines your party style! How cool is that?? The results are super helpful when reading through the rest of the book. My results said I'm a Pinning Host! {Uh, spot on! I love me some Pinterest for party planning!}

Gemma is a party planning Goddess. She's the publisher and author of two style magazines, runs a leading style blog and has been a regular stylist for Hollywood stars. Gemma has put all her amazing party styling tricks and tips into Party Style: Kids' Parties From Baby to sweet 16, which you can get a sneak peek of here. You can also have a look inside before purchase here. And as a bonus, when you purchase you get over $2,500 worth of exclusive party printables! These printables are so detailed and contribute to building the perfect party planning folder, one of Gemma's great tips! 


Gemma is kicking off her book tour this month and there are so many fun events she's going to be a part of! Come out and get to know the gal behind the style! 
  • The Book Kick off party for the PARTY STYLE book will be in Orange County, CA at the CAKE Expo, at 5:00 pm, October 17th... tickets are available on Living Social & you can get more info at 
  • Gemma Touchstone will be teaching Pin Worthy Parties at the Pinners Conference in Salt Lake City, UT, Nov 6th & 7th... you can save 10% on tickets with ticket code partystyle
  • Gemma Touchstone will be speaking at ISSE along with Colin Cowie and some other amazing speakers... you can save $500.00 on your ticket when you mention Party Style Book Tour
  • Find Gemma at the OC DATE NIGHT MARKET March 11th... more info at
  • For more dates on her Book Tour around the USA, please visit the Blog
And if that's not enough, Gemma has another book coming out can NEXT HOLIDAY HOSTESS, due for the holiday season in 2016! Don't forget to check that one out! 

You can buy 
Party Style: Kids' Parties From Baby to Sweet 16 here!  

Oh, and things just keep getting better! Gemma is hosting a GIVEAWAY that kicked off October 1st and runs until November 15th! Have a look below at all the wonderful prizes {worth $1,500}!! 
You can enter through Rafflecopter for a chance to win HERE!!!!! 

Enjoy the fun of party planning and have a wonderful weekend!! 


  1. AH! I LOVE party planning and we just threw the most fun little "fancy fifth fiesta" for my little girl's birthday! I am on the east coast, so will celebrate Gemma's book launch here and may have to order it!!! ;)

  2. That looks like such a fun book!

  3. I'm looking forward to Next Holiday Hostess. I have a lot of fun with cookouts and other get togethers but it's the holiday parties I love most. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  4. I definitely love the idea party planning... But I always find the days leading up to it and the day of so stressful. I always feel such a relief afterwards, but then I can't wait to plan my next one! What's wrong with me?! :-)

  5. Thanks for sharing this book. I love planning parties for my kids and what a great source of inspiration.

  6. What a fun book! And I love that there is a quiz in the beginning to pin down what kind of party planner you are. Thanks for sharing!

  7. This book looks BEAUTIFUL, AND even if you weren't actually planning something at the moment, it looks great to flip through and appreciate and be inspired.

  8. This is awesome! Great review! I'm throwing my son a birthday party a week from Sunday, so I better get reading. Thank you for sharing this book!

  9. Where was this for my parents to learn from? Just kidding, I always had good parties but these ideas look amazing!

  10. The more corporate holiday party ideas I find the more I am learning about throwing a good party. It is always a good idea to write down such tips or putting them on a computer. Because many times you will find yourself preparing for a party in a hurry.