A new book contains over 240 pages of ideas and fabulous event photos.
is a practical guide to the processes involved in creating the perfect get-together, including anecdotes from sources such as Jasper Conran, Jerry Hall and Nigel Havers.
It's by Theme Traders, a party planning and production company launched in 1989.
Co-director Kim Einhorn tells EJW that her enterprise hasn't actually organised any of Elton's bashes. However, they have been involved in some White Tie and Tiara balls, creating champagne fountains and catering staff attire, such as 100 powder blue livery outfits. They have also helped with theming, and placed full size gondolas on the star's lake.
To order Theme Traders' book, which costs 19.99 pounds, or read more about the company, go to