In The BNOTP Library: Porch Parties

I love, love, love Denise Gee’s books. This is the second one I’ve shared, the first being Southern Cocktails. Her books are always my go-to source when I’m planning a summer party and want to serve a special party drink to surprise my friends.

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In the BNOTP Library: Porch Parties: Cocktail Recipes and Easy Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining
Author: Denise Gee

Porch Parties


3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • This book is all about summer parties, especially porch parties. The main focus of the book is eye-pleasing and delicious recipes for every kind of party drink you can imagine, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
  • I love Denise Gee’s books because when you read them, it’s as if you’re chatting with a  good friend. She mixes in wonderful little stories throughout her books and I love those as much as the recipes. In addition to the delightful stories, Denise also gives us tidbits of history/information, like explaining the difference between all the various kinds of orange liqueurs like Triple Sec, Curacao, Cointreau and Grand Marnier.
  • Love the Party Planning Checklist on pages 18 & 19. It’s a great list for getting ready for your next party, be it on the porch or not. This is definitely a book I pull out whenever I’m planning a summer party and I need a special party drink to spoil my friends.

You’ll find the recipe for a drink I made from Southern Cocktails by Denise Gee, in this post: Refreshing Sangria, Perfect Beverage for a Summer Party

And if you think things always go perfectly around here (HA!) check out this post: After The Party 🙂

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  1. Rheta Wilkins says

    I really enjoy your BNOTP posts and would like to share a story of how one of your posts from 10-2014 was used. I am referring to the “Best-Dressed Table at the County Fair” article. The tablescape in that article was a wee bit too rustic for our group BUT that patchwork tablecloth really hit my eye. I host a monthly Bible study/tea at my home. Each year in May, our group of 8 celebrate what we call “Heritage Day” honoring our ancestors and the old ways. I challenged each of the gals to bring me 45 fabric squares of their choice. Not all of the girls sew but the ones who did participated in sewing the squares to make a 60″ x 104″ tablecloth. It was a big undertaking but we got our patchwork tablecloth finished for our May tea. We used old sewing/quilting items to decorate the table. Would like to send you photos but do not know how to accomplish this feat. If you want to see the photos, please let me know how to get them to you. Keep sending the ‘eye candy’ to us. Thanks!!!Rheta

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