Cheryl Najafi
New York Times Bestselling Author, Lifestyle and Home Entertaining Expert

Emerging star on the lifestyle scene and New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Najafi encourages others to “break the rules of proper entertaining.” Gone are the unattainable expectations of being the perfect host that make gatherings about as fun and stress-free as trying on swimsuits—Cheryl shows you how to relax, use what you already have, and be yourself. Cheryl shows you new ways to decorate using repurposed items from around the house, with unique twists that will wow guests the moment they arrive. From mixing and matching dishes to putting together an outfit from the basics already in your closet, her ideas are fresh and simple, and easy for anyone to put to good use.A down-home girl originally from rural Missouri, Cheryl’s whirlwind past two decades have been filled with entertaining distinguished guests from around the globe. Her ability to blend the everyday with the sophisticated can be seen in everything from her dinner table to her wardrobe. And it always leaves people wanting to know more.

An author, speaker, and CEO of leading lifestyle media company CherylStyle, Cheryl is first and foremost a mother, wife and friend who is there when you need her with style tips and tricks for your next great gathering. Having taught public speaking at the college level for five years, Cheryl has given numerous addresses to audiences of 200 to 2,500 people at university, community and charity functions. She has made opening remarks for Giada De Laurentiis at The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, served as a keynote speaker for the Snap Conference, a guest speaker for the National Charity League, and an emcee for the International Design Association award ceremony. Cheryl’s new book, You’re So Invited: Panic Less, Play More, and Get Your Party On! was released by St. Martin’s Press on May 29, 2012. She holds a master’s degree in communication and performance studies from Arizona State University.

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You're So Invited
Panic Less, Play More, and Get Your Party On!
St. Martin's Press

PANIC LESS, PLAY MORE, AND GET YOUR PARTY ON!  From her rural Missouri beginnings decorating tables with cherry-tree branches to her current and...

Break the Rules of Proper Entertaining: Cheryl gives you the license to NOT be perfect, to take the focus off of yourself and put it into making life’s moments memorable.
From Stay-at-home Mom to Career Woman: Balancing family and work and learning from mistakes made along the way.
Getting a book published is no easy task! How to keep your confidence and believe in yourself when everyone is telling you no.
Don’t stress! Entertaining can be fun! Entertaining is about making your guests feel special, not about missing the whole experience because you’re too crazed and busy to enjoy it.