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The de-facto international party planner Rena Sindi has for years amazed society with her blend of extravagant, dazzling, graceful, and, above all, entertaining theme parties that she has orchestrated impeccably around the world. Finally, she is returning with an entirely new compendium of uniquely creative and inspired tips, themes, menus, costumes, and much more to help make your next gathering fabulously imaginative. Rena holds nothing back as she details everything from the minute details that make an intimate soirée pop to the careful logistics that make 100-plus person bash come together. The tasteful inventiveness that has made Rena such a celebrated name for years pours through from every page as she instructs on table settings, guest lists, invitations, décor, music, and, of course, food and drink. Wishing to impart her passion for spectacular hosting, Be R Guest will quickly become your authority for innovative party throwing—replacing the stress inherent in planning with utterly unmitigated fun!

Rena Kirdar Sindi has thrown some of the most elaborate and richly imagined theme parties of the last decade for herself, for her friends, and for many organizations, such as The New York City Ballet, The Joseph Papp Public Theater, and The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. A graduate of Oxford University with a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, Rena lives in New York City with her husband and two children.