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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

exceptional parties with entertaining expert Courtney Whitmore, founder
of the popular party-planning website

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
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. 
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.

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Reviews for Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style: Tablescapes & Recipes for the Modern Hostess:


August 9, 2017

An absolutely gorgeous book!
Absolute perfection! This is an incredibly stunning book. The photos are exquisite and the tablescapes, recipes, tips and ideas are superb. It is even more fabulous in person than it appears in the photos here which seems impossible- it is a real feast for the eyes. It is so comprehensive and is truly a wonderful resource for any hostess or host, for any sized gathering. Courtney is so knowledgeable and creative, paying impeccable attention to details. I am amazed at the variety of themes she highlights in the book and I love that there is also a section with amazing tips for additional themes- she really has thought of everything! Her insight and expertise is evident on every single page. I can't imagine anyone who would not benefit from and thoroughly enjoy this carefully and beautifully crafted book. What a pleasure to behold! Thank you, Courtney, for this most lovely book.

June 17, 2018

Not a Complete Entertaining Guide
This book is just okay. It's not really that great.
Pros: The book has beautiful pictures of tablescapes and offers some tips. It has some nice drink ideas/recipes. There are also some interesting dessert and appetizer recipes.
Cons: This book is severely lacking in recipes for every tablescape theme that is mentioned in this book. For example, the "New Year's Day Brunch" consists of: 1 tartlette, 1 coffee cake, and 1 mimosa. Sorry, but if I were to actually have a New Year's Day Brunch, I would NEVER dream of only serving my guests a tartlette, a coffee cake, and just one drink. My guests would be left starving. This lack of recipes for all of the themed tablescapes is throughout the book. So, you really cannot depend on this book for actual menus for all of the themed tablescapes. I also wasn't so happy with The "Derby Party" because in the lovely photo of this tablescape these cute cupcakes are shown with a red rose topping - however there was NO RECIPE SHOWING THIS CUPCAKE OR HOW TO CREATE THE CUTE RED ROSE. I am just wondering WHY food items are being shown in this book WITHOUT PROVIDING AN ACTUAL RECIPE.
Conclusion: You either need to have in your mind what you want to serve (which can include some of the recipes shown in the book along with more of your own recipes so that your guests aren't left starving) and/or get another entertaining cookbook that has realistic menu ideas with recipes. The tablescapes are nice, but be prepared to spend money trying to recreate them. For example, you would need themed tablecloths, coordinating dinnerware, and accessories for your table. In the end, I am keeping this book for the tablescapes and for some of the drink ideas and recipes. And, by the way if you are thinking about buying this book, be a bit suspicious of all of the 5 star reviews. They were probably written by the authors friends and family.

August 12, 2017

Gorgeous and full of color and great ideas!
This book is completely gorgeous and fun from start to finish. Courtney's style and taste is impeccable and each page and design is full of amazing and attainable ideas for entertaining. I'm a wedding planner and I can't wait to share some of these gorgeous photos with clients for design inspiration for their big day. I love all the colors and patterns she uses and the appearance by her precocious daughter is icing on the cake! If you like entertaining or tablescape design this book is a must have for your collection!

Sep 14, 2017

Need inspiration for your next party or get together? Look no further than Pizzaaaerie. Tons of beautiful ideas including cocktails, food, the decor etc. Whitmore's blog is fantastic and always has such clever (and stunning!) ideas and this book is a nice representation of that style and knowledge. If you love to entertain, this book and Whitmore's blog are a must. Highly recommend. Great photos too.

August 16, 2017

My copy of Pizzazzerie Entertain in Style is in my living room for my friends to enjoy. Its visual design grabs immdiate attention. All have been hooked upon seeing the clever thematic table decorations and the doable recipes even I, a non-confident cook, could do. One friend clapped with joy upon seeing the "Book Club Gathering" idea, and I quickly gave her my extra copy. The "Derby Party" with a horse figurine, surely representing Secretariat, standing in a grassy setting in which a silver urn of roses is centered made me want run around a nearby courtyard as if I were at Churchhill Downs wearing a fancy hat. Courtney Whitmore, her mom Phronsie Dial, and the photographer Evin Krehbiel have put their creative hearts and minds into a unique book of wonder and delight.
Nancy Brown Richmond, VA

March 25, 2018

Oh how I love Courtney and her book “pizzazarie
Oh how I love Courtney and her book “pizzazarie: entertain in style”. She nailed it with every holiday and special occasion from appetizers to cocktails.

It’s been a great conversation piece and the pictures are adorable.

Congrats Courtney

March 25, 2018

The detail in this book is wonderful. Courtney obviously spent every moment she could filling ...
The detail in this book is wonderful. Courtney obviously spent every moment she could filling this with her immense amount of knowledge of party planning and recipes down to some of the most delicious cocktails I can imagine. Evin’s photos are so detailed and bring out the beauty of the party scapes that she has so delicately brought to life. Most definitely a need for any one who loves a party, big or small, or simply loves entertaining!

April 11, 2018

From the moment you open this book you'll feel like you are able to entertain with ease
From the moment you open this book you'll feel like you are able to entertain with ease. Not only is it a beutiful book to look thru but it also gives so many practical and easy tips. The recipes are mouth watering to read thru and are not complicated. Courtney has beautifully made entertaining seem easy with this book. It will be getting lots of use in my entertaining future. Would highly recommend this book!

Jun 20, 2018

There are some great recipes and pretty tablescapes but was hoping for more. I did like the book but thought there would be more tips.

March 25, 2018

Beautiful book for fabulous celebrations!!
This book is beautiful! I purchased ad a gift for my mom for Christmas. She is our family “table lady” who goes all out for family dinners and birthday celebrations. She absolutely loved receiving the book and getting ideas for future table planning. She thought the cover was so pretty that she displays it in her kitchen all the time!!

November 21, 2017

Can turn anyone into a party planner pro
Obsessed with this book! Not only are the ideas and tablescapes practical and sometimes using things you have - she figures out a way to make parties magical. The recipe additions are a fun surprise. Amazing photography too!

September 7, 2017

Fresh Spin on Entertaining
Beautiful book with fresh ides for entertaining. The concepts are festive yet approachable, and I love how Courtney weaves in tips along the way to make the whole thing come together effortlessly.

November 8, 2017

One Star
looks better than it actually is

September 21, 2017

Fun Book !
Fun book,good ideas. Lots of pink !

July 12, 2019

Entertaining in Style
I ❤️ this book!!!

February 1, 2019

Purchase and learn!! Great gift for mamas, friends, hostesses, new apartment peeps, teacher, neighbors!

January 5, 2019

Great book
Great illustrations and advice! Makes planning easy

May 1, 2018

Must have Party Book
I am a huge fan of Courtney and Pizzazzerie blog. I have wanted a copy of her book since she first started talking about it online. I had very high expectations and the book exceeded them. There is so much inspiration in this book. In the world of Pinterest I had almost forgotten how much I love reading a book about parties. In addition to inspiration with incredible photos she gives practical tips and tricks for every hostess. I cannot wait to try some of her recipes too. Great gift for yourself or your girlfriends who love to entertain.

April 30, 2018

The BEST Party Planning Book!
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.

April 29, 2018

A Home Entertainer's Delight!!!!
First, this book is stunning! That is the first thing you will notice upon receipt. I absolutely love the color scheme and photo choice. It makes you want to pick it up and find out what's inside! I love how Courtney breaks the tablescape(s) down into baby steps for her fans who are not professional designers. The recipes were also a hit with me! Great ideas that will be a hit with guests, wont take long to prepare or serve, and that will allow me as a hostess to enjoy my own event. I cannot wait to try out some of the things in the book! A must have!

April 26, 2018

This book is a party planning delight
This book is such a delight. Upon receiving it, I had a quick minute to browse some of the most beautiful party imagery I’ve seen. Later, when I sat down and really read it, I realized what a valuable resource it is, as well! It’s filled with great tips and ideas for achieving stunning party success, and I loved seeing the parties from many different angles as told through the photography. This is a fabulous resource to have for any party planner or would-be party planner, all you need is between these covers!

April 26, 2018

the best entertainment guide for parties
Certainly this book does not lack anything.
It has beautiful photos that show the exquisite details of recipes, drinks, basic entertainment tips clearly detailed and illustrated

The DIY for each season are spectacular. I loved the Mimosa Bar, Book Club Gathering and the recipe of the Red Velvet Brownie Truffle Cake.

Definitely, every housewife has to have this book. Very modern but with a classic and elegant style. This book cannot be missing in your home, whether you like to cook, prepare cocktails or entertain your guests with something unforgettable.

April 25, 2018

Every idea has a great story attached that peaked my interest to keep turning ...
This vibrant and gorgeous book has given me the inspiration to begin hosting my very own soirées. Each page is chock full of colorful images with exact instructions on pulling off the same look. Every idea has a great story attached that peaked my interest to keep turning the page. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and it will definitely be a guide for fabulous days ahead!

April 24, 2018

Absolutely dreamy! Such a fantastic book for creative inspiration. This is a must have for every professional event planner and all who love to entertain. Simply fabulous!

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