Step inside and join author and celebrity party-planner Debi Lilly inside her favorite parties-from east coast to west coast, and from celebrity clients to the girl next door. In her little black book of party planning tips, tricks, and stylist secrets, she shares all of her favorite shortcuts, DIY party ideas and food stylings. These grocery-to-gorgeous chef-inspired recipes are plucked straight from every single party menu. In A Perfect Event, Debi shares her secrets to easy, elevated, inspired and affordable celebrations-regardless of your budget. And once you try them, you will be hooked, and you will learn to make memories with friends and family for any occasion. A remarkable talent, Lilly is committed to the personalization of every event and prides herself on being involved in all aspects of her events, from custom invitations and floral design to the gifts and photography. In addition to her business acumen, she deftly balances a demanding career and a growing family. Known and recognized as a premier event and wedding planner, she continually serves as an industry expert for such publications as InStylemagazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bride's, Modern Bride, Bridal Guide, and The Groom's Guide. She has appeared numerous times on The Oprah Winfrey Show and ABC 7 News Chicago. Founded in 1996, her company designs events, flowers and invitations for several high-profile clients and companies including Oprah Winfrey, Brooke Shields, Debra Messing, Cartier, Leo Burnett, Starcom, McDonald's and The Symphony Orchestra, among others.