Create exceptional parties with party-planning expert Courtney Whitmore, creator of Pizzazzerie.com.
Tablescapes, tips, DIY crafts, beautiful color photos, and more than 50 recipes, in an easy-to-follow format, to inspire every hostess.
Follow one party to a tee, or mix-and-match elements to create a unique affair all your own. Courtney provides how-to instructions for more than a dozen occasions, each complemented by a sample tablescape; décor tips; and three to six recipes covering appetizers, desserts, and drinks.
Ring in the new year with a glittery New Year’s Day Brunch; savor a bit of Parisian culture with a Crepe Cake and Sparkling Raspberry Cocktails; enjoy Spinach Tea Sandwiches and Lavender Fizz Cocktails at a Jane Austen-inspired Book Club Gathering; celebrate your favorite guy with Bacon and Pecan S’mores and Sriracha and Bourbon Wings; and don your best black-and-white apparel to enjoy Red Velvet Brownie Truffle Cakes and White Chocolate Martinis at a Black and White Masquerade Party.
Absolute beginner hosts will find tons of tips and how-tos, as they’re walked through practical steps to creating fabulous parties on a realistic budget. The seasoned host will discover unique details and new recipes to enhance their tablescapes all year long.
|Publisher:||Smith, Gibbs Publisher|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Courtney Whitmore is a well-known stylist and blogger in the field of party design and entertaining. Her expertise has been seen in HGTV.com, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, AOL's DIY Life, Get Married Magazine, MarthaStewart.com, and more. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Phronsie Dial is a creative stylist and tablescape designer who works on brand partnerships and special projects for Pizzazzerie.com. Over the past two decades, she has created countless DIY party ideas and crafts for magazines and news outlets. She loves to throw parties that create lifelong memories and also happens to be one-half of this mother/daughter duo as Courtney's mom.
Evin Krehbiel is the creative talent and energetic personality behind Evin Photography. Since 2005, Evin Photography has established itself as a highly sought after photography company in Nashville, Tennessee, and throughout the South. Evin is an ambitious entrepreneur as well as a loving wife to Luke, and mom to three beautiful children, Cohen, Kinzie, and Leyton.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book 13
Entertaining Basics 15
New Year's Day Brunch 21
Derby Party 35
Birthday Celebration for Her 51
A Modern May Day Lunch 65
Wedding Anniversary Party 79
Bastille Day Fête 91
Book Club Gathering 105
A Dapper Birthday Celebration for Him 119
Autumnal Equinox Party 133
Charleston Garden Party 145
Dia De Los Muertos Fiesta 159
Black and White Masquerade Party 171
A Christmas Dinner 181
Recipe Index 193
Mix It Up 196
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a loyal reader of the Pizzazzerie blog and knew a book created by Courtney would be beautiful and full of inspiration. This book does not disappoint! Everything about it is lovely: the cover, contents, and even the binding are beautiful and make this book a must-have for my bookshelf. I love that Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style isn’t just beautiful photos (but wowza those tablescapes are gorgeous) and that Courtney has included practical tips and tricks for the aspiring hostess. Simple notes about proper place settings will help guide the novice party planner to make everything fit on the table and Courtney’s sweet personality really shines through every part of this book. I can’t wait to gift some of my girlfriends with a copy of their own with an apron and a cake stand.