Pizzazzerie - Courtney Dial Whitmore & Phronsie Dial


By Courtney Dial Whitmore & Phronsie Dial

  • Release Date: 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine


From the founder of the eponymous party-planning website, a guide to creating exceptional celebrations that will inspire any host.

Tablescapes, tips, DIY party crafts, beautiful color photos, and more than 50 never-before-seen recipes, in an easy-to-follow format. 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.

Follow one party to a tee, or mix-and-match elements to create a unique affair all your own. Courtney Dial Whitmore provides 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 Crêpe 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. 

“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

“Festive, bright, and cheerful…full of ideas and passionate about the details.” —Tara Guerard, owner/creative director, Soiree