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; decor 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.
Growing up in the South, Courtney Whitmore has always loved the art of presenting classic Southern foods with a modern twist and setting a tablescape with lots of pizzazz. She attended Vanderbilt University earning both a bachelors in communications and a masters in organizational leadership. In 2010, she left her full-time job as a career counselor to launch Pizzazzerie.com (pronounced piz.zazze.rie [p zaz r ]) to share entertaining inspiration and ideas with readers around the world. When she's not working on her next book, Courtney styles and creates content for publications and brands such as HGTV, Better Homes & Gardens, Target, Coca-Cola, Lindt Chocolate, Yoplait, Pepperidge Farm, Frontgate, and more to connect consumers with their products in an entertaining setting. She is also the author of three cookbooks: Push-Up Pops, Candy Making for Kids, and Frostings. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, daughter (commonly referred to as #babypizzazzerie), and Irish Setter (George).
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.