Pippa Middleton graced the headlines last week with the much anticipated launch of her debut book, “Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families & Friends”. The socialite and 29 year old younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge decided to write a book on her expert field – party planning.
Pippa commented on her first book,
“The book is designed to be a comprehensive guide to home entertaining, based on my experience in my family’s business ‘Party Pieces’ and work for London-based events company ‘Table Talk’.”
Pippa grew up in the party planning industry; the Middleton’s successful family business ‘Party Pieces’ has specialised in party accessories and planning for over 25 years. Following her work as an events planner it made perfect sense to write a book on parties. The book is packed with practical tips on how to bring families and friends together. From ideas for recipes to games for birthdays and Christmas party planning, it sounds like the perfect guide for families who like to entertain at home.
It was only a matter of time that Pippa would capitalise on her brand following her popularity and intense public interest after the Royal Wedding. Rumour has it the 29 year old has been paid £400,000 by publisher Penguin for the 416- page book, which has received mixed reviews with critics slamming her royal connections.
The books launch was low key, Pippa decided to host a children’s Halloween party with a small guest list. Her royal sister did not make an appearance, which was probably a good thing as one 6 year old child commented, “I don’t like princesses”
Pippa continued to spend the day promoting the book and in true Pippa style managed 4 impressive outfit changes, which appeared to be more publicised than the book itself.
We at Eventa wish her all the luck and if she can use her knowledge and popularity to help others host a successful party then why not!