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Complete Book of Infant’s Parties

by Diane Fontaine
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Whether you’re planning a Teddy Bear Birthday Party for your four-year-old. . . a high school graduation party for your teenager. . . a Valentine’s Party for your daughter’s fourth grade class . . . or a colossal awards celebration for your church youth group . . you’ll find everything you need to make it a success.
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Big Book of Box Socials

by Diane Fontaine
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This is the most helpful, complete party book ever published. Whether you’re throwing a “Teddy Bear Birthday Party,” hosting a 50th anniversary gala, celebrating your daughter’s Quinceanera, or planning a light-hearted “Tacky Party,” you’ll find everything you need to make the party special, unique and “theme-appropriate” for the occasion. Although Diane covers the “mechanics” of planning over 175 types of parties, she also helps you develop a heart for your guests, making them – and especially the guest of honor – feel honored and special.

She covers the latest trends in party giving, and in a section called “Party Planning 101,” she summarizes the general elements that should be considered for every party: etiquette, venues, invitations, ambience, entertainment and more. Also included are seven chapters of party recipes, as well as user-friendly, fill-in-the-blanks planning sheets, to help you stay organized and “on task.”
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Diane Fontaine’s Great Get Togethers on Small Budgets

by Diane Fontaine
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In response to public demand, Diane Fontaine gives us a book that shows us how to pull together a fabulous party without breaking the bank. This book is full of economical ideas for all kinds of parties, from small-budget birthday parties to holiday parties to special occasion parties.

It also includes small budget party recipes and party worksheets. This book is just what we need when we want to throw a sumptuous party on a less-than-lavish budget!
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How to Have a Big Wedding on a Small Budget, 4th Edition

by Diane Fontaine
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This is the best selling book of its kind on the market today. It tells how you can cut your wedding costs by half, or more. Loaded with money-saving tricks and organizational tips, as well as lots of encouragement, this book provides hundreds of creative, innovative ideas that not only save money, but also make planning a wedding fun. This new fourth edition is updated, expanded and contains a new chapter, “Second Weddings”
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Big Wedding on a Small Budget Planner & Organizer

by Diane Fontaine
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This book is a companion to How to Have a Big Wedding on a Small Budget, although it may also be used alone. This comprehensive guide covers every aspect involved in planning a wedding, from the ceremony through the reception. Worksheets and charts thoroughly detail every conceivable expense, and the “Things to Remember” checklists help you stay on track and within budget.
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Complete Book of Wedding Vows

by Diane Fontaine
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Finally, a comprehensive book of wedding vows, including nontraditional vows, vows for second marriages, vows that include children from previous marriages, vows for older couples, reaffirmation vows, vows with religious variations, ring vows and vows inspired by the classics, including the writings of Shakespeare, John Keats, Kahil Gibran and those gleaned from old Indian wedding verse. There are also step-by-step guidelines for composing your very own vows, incorporating your favorite phrasings found throughout the 190 page book.
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Complete Book of Wedding Toasts
by Diane Fontaine
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This book contains the largest compilation of wedding toasts ever assembled, many gleaned from hundreds of one-on-one personal interviews, as well as electronic interviews conducted over the Internet. As a matter of fact, some of the most interesting and creative toasts were contributed by members of various wedding-related newsgroups on the web.

Although many of these toasts have been personalized to include little stories about the newlyweds and their relationship to the toaster, they will serve to whet your creative juices as you ponder your own relationship to the bride or groom and experiences you may have had throughout the years.

There are toasts that may be used by the best man, the bride’s honor attendant, the parents, the guests, the groom to his bride and the bride to her groom. There are also special toasts suitable for second marriages, reaffirmation ceremonies or wedding anniversaries, plus several chapters that include toasts inspired by the classics, humorous toasts and toasts with religious and ethnic variations.
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Beautiful Wedding Decorations & Gifts on a Small Budget
by Diane Fontaine
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This is an illustrated book that contains easy projects for those of us short on time, talent or patience. The author spent a year interviewing clever people who have learned the shortcuts: the tricks to theme decorating, the “creative assembly” of gift baskets, and the crafting of exquisite wedding accessories.

This book is filled with over three hundred of the best ideas to be found; they are definitely the “biggest bangs for the buck” – easy, fast and affordable. Any reader can tackle these projects with success.
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Diane Fontaine’s Wedding Questions and Answer Book
by Diane Fontaine
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After writing ten wedding-related books and conducting countless wedding seminars since 1990, the author assembled those questions most frequently asked by brides and grooms, and she answers them here in an honest, user-friendly, practical, conversational style. The book also contains the latest trends from the engagement period to the wedding to the honeymoon.
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Complete Book of Wedding Showers
by Diane Fontaine
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This book offers more than 50 new and exciting party themes that allow you to break from tradition and host a spectacular soiree that the bride (and even the groom) will never forget. There are themes for every type of wedding-related party — whether a Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Announcement Party, His & Hers shower, or Bridesmaids’ Luncheon — including everything from an elegant sit-down dinner, to irresistible themes such as the Hard Hat Shower, Oktoberfest, and Amateur Night.
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Complete Book of Baby Showers
by Diane Fontaine
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This book offers dozens of new and exciting party themes that allow you to host a party the parents-to-be will never forget. There are themes for Moms, for Dads, Co-Ed Parties, and Specialty Parties, including everything from an elegant sit-down dinner to a potluck barbecue, from a Teddy Bear party for Mom to a Tailgate Party for Dad.

It will help you organize every detail, from party location to invitations, decorations, favors, menus, and recipes, plus ways to incorporate creative games into your shower to entertain your guests.
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Picture-Perfect Worry-Free Weddings: 72 Destinations & Venues
by Diane Fontaine
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This is a one-of-a-kind guide that profiles dozens of wedding options, from travel and novelty weddings to formal affairs and surprise ceremonies. In order to qualify for inclusion in this book, however, the wedding must be an easy no-stress, worry free affair. Along with the 72 specific destinations and venues described in the book are “success stories” of real-live brides & grooms — including how they met, fell in love, and managed to have a “picture-perfect worry-free wedding.”
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The Unauthorized Teacher’s Survival Guide, Second Edition
By Jack Fontaine and Clyde Bryan, with Diane Fontaine
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This book is being used in Mentor Teacher programs in school districts around the country, including Los Angeles Unified and San Francisco Unified, as well as teacher education departments at universities and colleges for their student teacher programs.

Your college professors prepared you for your teaching career with a solid background in theory, methods and applications, and you had a taste of the real world in your student teaching experience, but this book picks up where your college training left off by offering practical ways to deal and cope with the countless non-academic aspects of the teaching profession.

The book includes all those “inside secrets” that every new teacher should know. We want you to feel comfortable and confident as a teacher, able to cope with the daily frustrations and complexities of the teaching life and we want to prevent “teacher burnout” by helping you pace yourself over the long haul. Keep your sense of humor and remember — teaching is a marathon and not a sprint!
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Inside Secrets of Finding a Teaching Job
By Jack Fontaine and Clyde Bryan, with Diane Fontaine
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Tap the experts to get the inside track on your job search! Authors Fontaine and Bryan combine their 50+ years of on-the-job teaching and administrative experience with advice from hundreds of teachers, administrators, and personnel directors. The result: a powerful self-directed guide to landing your ideal teaching job.

Learn how to prepare your Mission Statement, Demonstration Video and Teacher Portfolio, teacher-specific resume and winning application and cover letter.

Find the inside track when it comes to discovering job vacancies. Prepare for the interview by rehearsing your responses to the most frequently asked interview questions, by practicing Role Playing and by videotaping Mock Interview sessions.

Sharpen your personal appeal and learn how to conduct yourself during an interview, including questions you SHOULD ask, questions you should NOT ask and “37 Ways to Turn Off an Interview Committee.”

In addition to all of these helpful “inside secrets,” the book also contains information on Overseas Employment Opportunities and contacts for Educational Associations and State Departments of Education and Offices of Teacher Certification.