Author: Courtney Whitmore
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2017-08-08
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.
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 [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, 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. 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.
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Celebrations that show your love Create beautiful memories for your family and friends by stopping to celebrate life’s joyful moments. In this essential guide to entertaining, Katie Jacobs reveals her secrets for throwing fantastic parties for any occasion, from a casual backyard movie night to a lavish holiday party. Using Katie’s inspiring ideas and make-ahead tips, you will be so organized that you can minimize the fuss, enjoy the time, and celebrate too! Brimming with creative party themes for every season, inspiring décor ideas, and delicious recipes, So Much to Celebrate is the perfect book for anyone who appreciates good times, good food, and good celebrations. Katie Jacobsis a stylist for Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand Draper James, Pottery Barn, and Beaufort Bonnet Company, among others. A fourth-generation Nashvillian, she’s been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living Weddings, Nashville Lifestyles as well as on Inspired By This, Fashionable Hostess, and The Scout Guide. Katie is also a photographer, graphic designer, and foodie. Learn more on Katie’s food and lifestyle blog, StylingMyEveryday.com.
Author: Courtney Dial Whitmore
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2012
Sweet additions for any party. A well-known stylist and writer in the field of party design and decor, Courtney Dial Whitmore knows what's hot! Capitalizing on the popular trend of push-up pops, Courtney's love of entertaining turns Push-Up Pops into the perfect party resource. These treats use the ordinary off-the-shelf clear plastic molds but transform them into frozen fruit Popsicles, cake and pudding parfaits, cupcakes and 40 other treats. These beautiful layers are sweet additions to any party! Courtney Dial Whitmore's expertise has been seen in HGTV.com, Pawsh Magazine, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, AOL's DIY Life, Get Married Magazine, MarthaStewart.com, and more. In addition to designing everything from children's birthday celebrations to chic dinner parties, she is also a writer for several online food and lifestyle publications including SHE KNOWS, Hostess With the Mostess, and Tablespoon. She runs the popular website pizzazzerie.com and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Author: Kimberly J. Schlegel Whitman
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2009-09-01
In Tablescapes: Setting the Table with Style and Flair, socialite, high-end event planner, and consummate hostess Kimberly Schlegel Whitman shows how to set the stage for special-occasion meals by setting a beautifully creative table with flair and panache. Featuring some of the most exquisite china, silver, and crystal, Whitman shows how she develops decorating themes appropriate for any occasion-from sit-down dinners for a few guests or buffets for many, to bridal and baby showers, holiday dinners with the family, and al fresco parties at the beach. Personalized table coverings are one of her specialties, and this book has a plethora of ideas.
Author: Courtney Dial Whitmore
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Candy Making for Kids is a creative and fun book full of easy-to-follow candy recipes for kids. From traditional favorites such as toffee and fudge to whimsical creations such as candy caterpillars and candy play-dough, kids of all ages will absolutely love these delicious and cute treats. Perfect for children’s parties, holiday parties, packaging up for friends, or simply enjoying at home, these recipe ideas are sure to become a family favorite!
A unique collaboration between international bestselling interiors author Holly Becker (decor8 blog) and Leslie Shewring (acreativemint.com), this book is packed full of ideas for all types of parties, gatherings and events. Split into ten sections covering a range of different colour palettes and styles, from Brights to Moody, Evening Sparkle to Forest Picnic, themes can be used for birthday parties, bridal showers, dinner parties, smaller crafting parties and a host of other occasions. There are step-by-step projects, plus a range of creative suggestions for decorating the table, backs of chairs and your home to welcome guests and make any occasion feel special.
"When the opportunity for celebrating knocks, answer the door and offer it some champagne!" says Karen Bussen. Author of the bestselling "Simple Stunning" wedding series, Bussen now directs her expert’s eye to a more intimate kind of festivity: the at-home party. Her simple stunning credo, though, remains the same: Create menus featuring wonderful ingredients in no-fuss, crowd-pleasing preparations; combine homemade and store-bought items in fresh, elegant presentations; tailor colors, tableware, and lighting for visual impact; and limit effort, expense, and waste. The book details 12 complete plans for four different kinds of parties—cocktail gatherings, casual suppers, formal dinners, and daytime get-togethers. Each plan includes food and drink menus (with recipes) as well as decor and music suggestions. Following Bussen’s advice, you’ll delight your guests while showcasing your personal style—which is what great parties are all about.
Author: Annette Joseph
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release Date: 2013
A Today Show and Better Homes and Gardens entertaining expert outlines how to host parties with an original flair, sharing a year's worth of step-by-step ideas for seasonally themed gatherings while providing recipes for such dishes as Cheese Puffs with Sage, Lemon Shrimp Risotto and Sweet and Sour Tuscan Kale.
Celebrate The Everyday Infused with the youthful spirit of popular lifestyle blogger and event stylist Camille Styles, this lush how-to for entertaining features fresh, inspirational party ideas for every season. Camille Styles Entertaining is your guide—brimming with creative hors d'oeuvres and cocktail recipes, floral design tips, and inspiring table designs—to the simple details and creative shortcuts that make everyday moments feel special. Thoughout, Camille shares inspiration from her own gatherings with friends and family, from an at-home pizza grilling night to a colorful fiesta dinner party. Filled with dozens of delicious recipes, approachable DIY projects, and tried-and-true tips for staying stress-free, this beautiful book will inspire you to celebrate everyday moments in a fun, natural, and creative way.
Author: The Editors of InStyle
Publisher: Oxmoor House
Release Date: 2017-10-31
A completely revised and updated edition of the top-selling book from one of the leading beauty and fashion magazines, InStyle Parties is the must-have resource for anyone looking to host chic parties without stress or guesswork. The editors of InStyle offer their expert advice on hosting any type of celebration. Whether a baby shower, dinner gathering, or holiday affair, you’ll discover how to transform your tabletop to fit the theme, get ideas for the perfect invitations, and learn the shortcuts of posh party prep. Each chapter has a menu of recipes—including a signature cocktail—a timeline of what preparation to do when to make the day-of a breeze, and a party favor or activity to keep guests entertained. This elegant, full-color book is sure to inspire and help any hostess throw a stylish at-home party right down to the napkins!
Author: Darcy Miller
Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
MAKE YOUR CELEBRATIONS MEMORABLE! Packed with planning strategy and original ideas, Celebrate Everything!, from recognized celebrations expert Darcy Miller, is the ultimate guide to making special occasions unforgettable. Darcy invites readers to dozens of parties she’s thrown, and shares hundreds of chic and cheerful ideas for ways to make a celebration personal. It’s a blueprint for making the best occasions in life even better, filled with fun ideas to inspire: everything from baby showers to birthday parties plus themes that turn any day into a celebration D.I.Y. craft projects and recipes insider sources and pro tips Darcy’s own inspirations
Don't just set the table--set the mood! Whether it's for a Sunday supper, garden party, elegant evening, or extravagant holiday soiree, House BeautifulTablescapes helps you master the often underappreciated skill of tuning your table to the occasion. Lavish photographs explores a stunning range of decorative possibilities, from an elegantly curling sterling candelabra to a whooping troop of porcelain monkeys.
Author: Gemma Touchstone
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Party in style! Enjoy easy entertaining! Filled with DIY decoration ideas and tons of time-saving tips, this book lets you create one-of-a-kind events that your guests will never forget. Try these crowd-pleasing treats at your next gathering. Crazy Cotton Candy DipBacon Burger on a StickLasagna in a JarGrilled Cheese StationNoah’s Horchata This book is like your own personal party planner with quizzes, timelines, checklists, sample menus, and decorative crafts. Perfect for parents, teachers, and teens! No matter how big or small your soirée, Party Style makes it easy to create the celebration of your dreams for all your friends and family to enjoy.