A GREAT PARTY: Designing the Perfect Celebration


By Bryan Rafanelli

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In his debut book, acclaimed event designer Bryan Rafanelli shares his secrets for creating unforgettable parties. The book explores dozens of events in detail, taking readers behind the scenes of Weddings, showcasing both the main event and the welcome and after parties; Charity Events, highlighting what makes one unique and successful; and the White House, featuring state dinners and holiday decor. It concludes with 7 key Rafanelli principles, otherwise known as “Rafanelli’s Rules,” for hosting great celebrations, from considering a room’s surfaces — the floor, walls, and ceiling — to how adding guests will change what you see. He shares his thoughts on the importance of enhancing what’s already part of a space rather than obscuring it, as when he enclosed the gilded mirrors of the East Room in the White House in twelve-foot frames of fresh flowers for a state dinner under President Obama.

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Dimensions 10.25 × 11.25 in