*AS SEEN IN SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE''S 2017 GIFT GUIDE, DECEMBER ISSUE*
Tablescapes, tips, DIY party crafts, beautiful color photos, and more than 50 never-before-seen recipes, in an easy-to-follow format, to inspire every hostess.
Create exceptional parties with entertaining expert Courtney Whitmore, founder of the popular party-planning website Pizzazzerie.com.
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 (from simple backyard gatherings to special celebrations), each complemented with full tablescape details; decor tips; and recipes for each party covering appetizers, desserts, and drinks.
Ring in the new year with a glitzy 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. These are just a few of the ideas you''ll find in
Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style.
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.
"Need inspiration for your next party? Look no further than Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style for your next celebration.
Courtney covers every detail, and breaks them down to make entertaining easy. With so many creative ideas, you''ll want to start celebrating half birthdays, too!" -
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Editor-at-Large, Southern Living
"Pizzazzerie is festive, bright, and cheerful; it''s
full of ideas and passionate about the details." -
Tara Guerard, Owner/Creative Director of Soiree
Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style is a
bundle of incredible recipes, achievable concepts, and really unique ideas all wrapped into one beautiful book. Courtney encourages her readers to celebrate the beauty of each individual occasion with meaningful details." -
Emily Ley, Creator of the Simplified Planner, Author of Grace, Not Perfection
"Courtney Whitmore is an
entertaining master! I wish I could bring her to my home for every special occasion. And quite honestly, now I can.
Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style
gives me all of her magic, expertise, and style right in the comfort of my home. One thing''s for sure, I won''t be throwing a party or entertaining in the least bit without consulting this book first."
- Jocelyn Delk Adams, Author Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories
Growing up in the South,
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 [pəˈzaz ərē]) 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,
She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, daughter (commonly referred to as #babypizzazzerie), and Irish Setter (George).