In The Mood For A Party?

Three beautiful new coffee-table books provide inspiration and ideas for simple summer entertaining, while top local retailers make it easy to get the look.

Get the Soirée Look

Delight your guests with a delicious pink-inspired menu. Cards ($13.50), also from Paper Source

Discover 15 fabulous parties from Danielle Rollins, top Atlanta tastemaker. Soirée: Entertaining with Style ($50), from Victory Home & Interiors, 3505 W. 44th St., Mpls., 612-926-8200, shopvictory.com

Rollins loves hanging paper lanterns from the trees in her sumptuous garden. Lantern ($5.99), also from Bachman’s

Greet your guests with a glass of lime and raspberry-flavored Coming Up Roses. Bacardi Black Razz ($17.49) and Chandon Brut Rose ($20.99), also from Surdyk’s

Set a luscious luncheon table with a riot of bright colors and patterns. Plate ($3.99), also from Bachman’s; napkin ($23), by Garnier Thiebaut, also from My European Treasuresm

Showcase Mother Nature with a breathtaking bouquet of summer flowers. To order from Bachman’s

Add some chinoiserie chic to the party with a fabulous fuchsia birdcage. Birdcage ($182), from Cococozy, cococozy.com