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Another great title from the inimitable Jo Seagar!

In this fabulous new book, Jo shows ordinary Kiwis how they can put on great celebration events with minimum effort and maximum effect. That's what Jo does best.

From a baby shower to a 21st, an office shout to a winter dinner party, from a high tea to a wedding, Jo gives great recipes and tips so you can celebrate in style, without breaking the bank. There's even a chapter on holding a winter bonfire party for Matariki, and no celebrations book would be complete without Christmas - but this one is a Kiwi Christmas at the beach!


The favourite Kiwi cook comes to the party with this collection of recipes and tips for all manner of at-home celebrations. Easy, economical and impressive are the keywords here, making events such as a 21st party, a baby shower, backyard wedding and Christmas and Easter get-togethers achievable and stress-free.

Rowena Mara, Australian Women's Weekly

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    October 1, 2018

    Random House NZ

    256 pages

    RRP $50.00

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Dried Apricots with Basil Cream Cheese & Honey Roasted Almonds

Very popular nibbles that are easy to prepare in advance from Better Than a Bought One.

Cauliflower Couscous Salad with Grilled Halloumi

A salad you can prepare ahead for a backyard BBQ, from Better Than a Bought One.

Mini Fruit Mince Pie Cheesecakes

A combination of two Christmas favourites — fruit mince pies and creamy delicious cheesecake, from Better Than a Bought One.

Awards and Recognition

  • NZ Booklovers Award
    Best Lifestyle Book

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