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Last-Minute Party Planner
Should you decide, spur of the moment, to throw a barbecue on the Fourth, turn to Emily Post’s Great Get-Togethers. The book is chock-full of checklists, timelines, and recipes specific to the type of party (outdoor, holiday, children’s)
so you can host your soiree with no stress.
To buy: $26, amazon.com.
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