Exciting News To Share – I Authored A Chapter In A Book!


I can now say that “I’m an author”….really?!…well, a CONTRIBUTING author.  Sounds so cool to say that. A few months ago I began working on a chapter about ‘Organizing Holiday Parties’, for Carmen Cocker’s newest book, The Clutterbugs’ Guide to an Organized Christmas! In the book, Carmen, a professional organizer, offers so much advice on getting ready for the holidays without losing your mind! From shopping and gift giving, to house guests and travel, there are tools to help you stay focused.

For my contribution, I give tips on creating an easy-to-do holiday party based on 12 years of hosting my own Christmas Cocktail parties and family gatherings. I will tell you how to do things on a budget, as well as how to add some extra pizzazz. From a no-fail menu, to do-ahead tips, to easy decorating, I’ll guide you through your party planning experience.

Two other contributors will cover Holiday Meal Planning, and Decorating Your Home for the Holiday.

If you’d like to get your own copy of this book, you can purchase it through the link above.

For more inspiration, follow me on Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter. Cheers!


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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Susan Crabtree says:

    how exciting-congratulations!!

  2. amy * stem * says:

    Uh, autographed copy is in the mail right?

  3. Setting the Mood says:

    That is so great Chris!!! This is the beginning of bigger and better things!! Congrats!!

  4. Shelley@divinepartyconcepts says:

    That's awesome!! Congrats!

  5. Michelle@Everyday Celebrating says:


  6. Congrats!!! This is so awesome!! I want an autographed copy too!

  7. purplehomes says:


  8. Wow! This is big and exciting news!! Congrats!

  9. Christi Bennett @ pisforparty says:

    How exciting for you!

  10. Simply Creative Insanity says:

    That is so exciting!! Congrats!

  11. Enchanted Expectations says:

    Wow! Congrats. I'm so happy for you!

  12. Jamie@GiggledustParties says:

    Congrats! It must be so exciting to see your name in print!!

  13. Congratulations!! That's so awesome!

  14. congrats!

  15. pk @ Room Remix

    Congratulations! That's awesome!

  16. Kelly - The Party Dress says:

    That's so exciting! Congratulations, Chris!

  17. Not just a Mommy! says:

    Fabulous! Now we just need to get Oprah to pick it for her Book Club :)

  18. Natasha @ Fête Fanatic says:

    That's great news!! Congrats Chris!!

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