Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers

Casual Gatherings and Elegant Parties at Home



In Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers, Anna Post and Lizzie Post show readers exactly how to host a successful gathering of any size—enjoyably and effortlessly.

The advice of Emily Post has been a party planning staple for decades. Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers takes a modern look at social gatherings. It's aimed at capturing a new generation of experienced and aspiring hosts alike, and it focuses on cultivating a person's signature party style.

Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers is chock-full of original ideas and troubleshooting tips to make any celebration spectacular! Topics include:

  • How to deal with guests on particular diets (vegetarian/vegan)?
  • How long to hold dinner if a guest is late?
  • What to do if a guest is rude or intoxicated?
  • The importance of ambience—including lighting, flowers, and decorations for everything from casual picnics to fancy holiday parties
  • Creative culinary concoctions—including hors d'oeuvres to die for as well as signature cocktails.


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About the Authors

Anna-Post-2-WOAnna Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition. She is also the co-author of The Etiquette Advantage in Business, 3rd edition, Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, 6th edition, and Great Get-Togethers. She is the author of Do I Have To Wear White? Emily Post Answers America's Wedding Etiquette Questions, Emily Post's Wedding Parties, and Mr. Manners: Lessons from Obama on Civility.

A modern etiquette expert, Anna covers topics ranging from green weddings and business etiquette to politics and pop culture. She has previously written for The Washington Post, HLN.com, USA Weekend, Reuters, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, Brides.com, and Dailyworth.com. Anna conducts business etiquette seminars across the country, working with clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Barclays, Nationwide, Stryker, Caltech, and Dartmouth College. She is also part of Ivy Funds’ Speakers Series. She also co-presents the Emily Post Business Etiquette Train the Trainer Course twice yearly in Burlington, Vermont.
Anna speaks at bridal shows and events, writes weekly for HuffPost Weddings' Manners Mondays, and is a columnist for Inside Weddings magazine. In 2012, she spoke at the TEDYouth Conference in New York. In addition, Anna has worked with companies such as Staples, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Colgate, Intel, Pond's, The Body Shop, Princess Cruises, 3M, Hyatt Place Hotels, and Skype to promote their brands to national media.
Anna is a popular source for media outlets such as USA TodayThe New York Times, the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, BBC.com, and Real Simple, and has appeared many times on the Today Show, as well as on The Early Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, FOX and Friends, and NPR.

Anna worked previously for the Motion Picture Association of America and in the Washington, D.C., office of Senator Patrick Leahy. A graduate of Phillips Academy, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont. She currently lives in Burlington, Vermont.


Lizzie-Post-5-WOLizzie Post is a great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post and co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette 18th Edition as well as Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette 6th edition, and The Etiquette Advantage in Buisness, 3rd edition. Lizzie does speaking engagements across the country sharing advice about entertaining, weddings, dating, tech-etiquette, finance and lifestyle. She has worked as a spokesperson for AirBnB, Bank of America, and American Express Platinum.

Lizzie and Daniel Post Senning co-host the Awesome Etiquette podcast on American Public Media’s podcast network, Infinite Guest. She is also a columnist with Women’s Running Magazine. Lizzie hosted a web series for Ulive.com called Awkward Moments, which focuses on life’s awkward etiquette situations.

Lizzie offers a fresh perspective on etiquette with an engaging and modern voice. She delights in tackling etiquette’s taboo topics with the media, making her a popular source. Her interviews include NBC’s The Today Show, Katie, Fox & Friends, Live with Kelly and Michael, The Gayle King Show, The Wendy Williams Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, W Magazine, The Huffington Post and more.

Lizzie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from The University of Vermont and currently lives in her native Vermont where she works for The Emily Post Institute.




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