Pippa Middleton Launches New Party-Planning Book, Joins Kids for Crafting Workshop

Pippa Middleton would draw on her experiences and her family’s party planning business to write her first book.

Kate Middleton’s little sis wore no fewer than four outfits for her book launch in the capital of Britain yesterday, altogether costing at least £2,959 – more than some first-time authors might hope for as an advance. Photo: Foyles/Twitter

Today marked the UK launch of Pippa Middleton‘s book, Celebrate: A Year Of Festivities For Families And Friends.  Though she is not speaking to the media in order to promote the party planning tome, Middleton did attend a few events today to draw some attention.

Kate’s sister had to change her costumes at least four times, insiders revealed to reporters.  For her signing at Foyles, she-with-the-superb-bottom wore Paper London, Socialite Life reports.

At Daunt Books, Pippa wore a plum Roksanda Ilincic dress featuring a side zipper and cowl neck.  The Duchess of Cambridge who also considered to be the designer’s fan, has already worn a lilac dress twice already.

At a children’s Halloween party, Middleton then changed into Markus Lupfer‘s brocade bodice dress.There, the relative of the Royal family was spotted surrounded by children while they made decorations and talked royalty.

One little girl in particular told Middleton, “I hate princesses.” Middleton managed to keep her head and replied, smiling: “Better not talk about that one!”

For the private launch party at Daunt the 29-year-old appeared wearing Stella McCartney’s mixed-fabric sheath dress before joining her family.  According to sources, her famous sister did not attend the party.

“Celebrate: A Year of British Festivities for Families and Friends” by the sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is the 416-page glossy guide to home entertaining.

The book reveals Pippa’s own working with her parents’ business, Party Pieces, and at a London-based events company. In her text work Middleton also provides some tips on entertaining for different celebrations throughout the year as well as recipes, crafts and games.

The Royal sister says about upcoming Halloween holiday in Celebrate: “As a child, I felt that Halloween was a time when creatures of the night suddenly came to life – we would turn off all the lights in the house and let flickering candlelight conjure up scary shadows and imaginary figures lurking in dark corners. Nowadays, I frequently celebrate Halloween over a supper with friends.”

She considers the holiday “a wonderful excuse to let your imagination run riot with gory-looking food and special effects,” and her suggestions include “witchy cauldrons of pumpkin soup … homemade spiders inside window nooks … cobwebs on tables; and … ghosts made from sheets.”

The book is reported to go on sale at the price tag of $40. Viking is publishing a U.S. edition on Oct. 30; the list price on the Viking website is $50, CBS News reports.

As sources familiar with the matter claim, there will be no publicity tours aimed to promote the book, despite Middleton’s status as a paparazzi favorite.

The press is also speculated that the members of the British Royal family wanted to take no chances that the young author would be asked questions about her royal brother-in-law and sister.

Still, in her yesterday-released book Pippa opens up about what’s it’s like being the sister of Prince William’s wife—and being known for her derrière.

“It’s a bit startling to achieve global recognition before the age of 30 on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom,” she writes.

“I certainly have opportunities many can only dream of—but in most ways I’m a typical girl in her 20s trying to forge a career and represent herself in what can sometimes seem rather strange circumstances.”

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