After the whirlwind of summer picnics, September seems so — let’s see — boring. Post-Labor Day, there’s no holiday worth a potato salad, no excuse to fire up the burger burner. Not so fast. September once was party central.
Late summer and early fall are the seasons for fitting in the social occasions that there never seemed to be time for earlier in the year. Entertaining at home can be taxing, both in time and effort. But there are ways to cut through the work — and get right to the fun. These books can serve as guides.