OnlyOnAOL: You won't believe Lauren Conrad's groovy secret talent

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By: Donna Freydkin

Lauren Conrad has perfect hair. Flawlessly, unfussy style. And an easy, friendly air about her.

Plus, she has a secret talent. And we're not talking about her penchant for putting on parties with pizzazz.

"I don't know that I have any surprises. I do a cute 'moonwalk.' It's not great," she says, requesting that the name of the dance be put in quotes because her version is not a proper one.

Somehow, everything Conrad does turns out great. Now, she's released her party-planning book, "Celebrate." It details how to throw a perfect bachelorette bash, a clambake or a baby shower.

"I wanted to write the book because like a lot of things, when I start learning about something I want to share it with people. I spent the last few years planning a lot of parties. I was learning these things. I wanted to create one book that had it all. It took about a year and a half. Whatever you're comfortable with is what you share. It's nice to be able to share personal things about yourself. There's a lot of planning that goes into an event," she says.

(Above, watch our interview with Drew Barrymore, whose book "Wildflower" we also loved).

Lauren Conrad Book Signing For "Celebrate"

Conrad married musician William Tell in 2014, and the wedding was a labor of love. She baked the apple pies herself, with her best girlfriends. As for keeping the post-nuptial magic alive, it takes work.

"It's nice to do something unexpected. One of us is responsible for the plan. Just something a little different. We try and do nice dinners as often as we can. We go out to a nice dinner. It's good to put on heels and a tie. We race bumper cars. That's really fun. Going bowling. It's important to have fun. Even planning a night in is really nice. Him making me dinner and us doing a puzzle," she says.

In her spare time, Conrad is also a designer, the creator of the LC Lauren Conrad clothing line. She's tireless. "I'm caffeinated and doing it," she says of her current press tour. "I don't need as much sleep as I thought I did. This book was a lot of work. Once it was written, we had to throw parties and shoot them. It was really fun."

"Lauren Conrad Celebrate" Book LaunchWhen she plays hostess with the mostest, what sticks with her?

"I think it's when someone compliments a very small detail. When people notice them, that's such a compliment. Whether it's personalized name tags or a centerpiece," she says.

Conrad says she's a detail-oriented, but not a perfectionist. Once she gets to the point where she's not having a blast at her own event, she takes a step back.

"It's important to enjoy the party yourself. A stressed-out host is someone who is not having a good time. The whole reason you're there is to be together and to celebrate. If you're stressing the food, it overshadows the purpose of you being there," she says.

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Lauren Conrad, left, and Heidi Montag arrive for the Los Angeles Fashion Week Rock & Republic party held at Area nightclub Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Phil McCarten)
Heidi Montag, left, and Lauren Conrad, part of the cast of the MTV show "The Hills," arrive at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Audrina Patridge, left, Whitney Port, center, and Lauren Conrad of MTV's "The Hills" appear onstage during the show's live finale at the MTV Times Square Studios Monday, April 2, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Actors Audrina Patridge, left, and Lauren Conrad of "The Hills" television show appear on MTV's "Total Request Live" Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 at MTV Times Square studios in New York.(AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
Lauren Conrad arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Palms Hotel and Casino on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Lauren Conrad, left, and Brody Jenner laugh together during MTV's "The Hills" season 3 finale party in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Reality TV stars Whitney Port, right, and Lauren Conrad are seen before the Orthodox Fall 2008 fashion show during Mercedes Benz fashion week in Culver City, Calif. on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Conrad and Port works for People's Revolution, the PR firm putting on the fashion show. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Designer Lauren Conrad poses for photographers before her Fall 2008 fashion show during Mercedes Benz fashion week in Culver City, Calif. on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Fashion designer Lauren Conrad poses on the press line at the LG Scarlet Series Launch Party in West Hollywood, Calif. on Monday, April 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Actress Lauren Conrad attends the world premiere of "The Dark Knight" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Monday, July 14, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Television personality Lauren Conrad poses on the press line at the" Do Something" party in Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Lauren Conrad poses backstage at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, Aug. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
** FILE ** Lauren Conrad arrives at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards held at Paramount Pictures Studio Lot on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, in Los Angeles. The 22-year-old star of MTV's nonfiction series "The Hills" will pen a young adult fiction book series for HarperCollins, the publisher announced Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Television personality Lauren Conrad poses on the press line at the TV Guide Emmy After Party in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Designer Lauren Conrad is interviewed before her Lauren Conrad Collection show during Mercedes-Benz fashion week in Culver City, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Television personality Lauren Conrad attends 'The Hills' finale party at Tavern on the Green on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Television personality Lauren Conrad arrives at a benefit for the Richie-Madden Children's Foundation in Los Angeles on Monday, March 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Television personality Lauren Conrad arrives at the Samsung Behold II Launch party in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Lauren Conrad arrives at the 2nd Annual Autumn Party hosted by Rochelle Gores Fredston, Arcade Boutique, and Philanthropic Society Los Angeles Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at The London Hotel in Los Angeles. The Autumn Party will feature a fashion show with Yigal Azrouel and proceeds will benefit Children's Institute, Inc. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
Lauren Conrad attends the Tracy Reese Spring 2013 show during Fashion Week in New York on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Lauren Conrad attends Design for the Cure at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Invision/AP)
Lauren Conrad is seen at the The Hollywood Reporter's Beauty Luncheon held at the Chateau Marmont on Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for THR/AP Images)
Lauren Conrad seen at the Fifth Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Park Polo Grounds on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Brian Dowling/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 19: Lauren Conrad and Kohl's team up with Emily, a patient at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), to surprise CHLA doctors with refreshed on-call rooms with items from the LC Lauren Conrad collection, available exclusively at Kohl's, on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Kohl's Department Stores)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 05: Actress Lauren Conrad attends John Frieda Hair Care Beach Blonde Collection Party at the Garage on February 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Designers Lauren Conrad (L) and Anna Bond attend the Paper Crown + Rifle Paper Co. Pop-Up Shop With Lauren Conrad and Anna Bond At The Grove at The Grove on February 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Paper Crown + Rifle Paper Co.)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Lauren Conrad debuts her new Disney Cinderella Collection, inspired by the classic animated film, available exclusively at Kohl's on February 24, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (photo by Sarah Hummert/Getty Images for Kohl's Department Stores)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 14: TV Personalities Ali Fedotowsky (L) and Lauren Conrad attend Lauren Conrad's ice cream social to debut her new Minnie Mouse Collection available exclusively at Kohl's on May 14, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Kohl's Department Stores)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 18: Lauren Conrad and Hannah Taylor attend the 10th Annual Global Women's Rights Awards at Pacific Design Center on May 18, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22: (L-R) Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad attend a private event at Hyde Staples Center hosted by Tommy Bahama during the Taylor Swift concert on August 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Tommy Bahama)
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