The Party Planner (Hardcover)

By David Tutera, Charles Maring (By (photographer)), Jennifer Maring (By (photographer))

Bulfinch, 9780821261651, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2005

List Price: 29.99*
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As the host of the Discovery Channel's popular show Party Planner with David Tutera, leading lifestyle expert David Tutera lends his expertise to people looking to throw an unforgettable party on an everyday budget. In this lavishly illustrated companion book, Tutera lays out his approach to ten theme parties. The examples he presents here include summer and winter cocktails, a wine-tasting gathering, a harvest feast, a Christmas dessert party, a Chinese New Year celebration, and special occasions such as a birthday party for kids, a wedding proposal, and an enchanted anniversary dinner set in a forest. Tutera urges readers to consider the five senses when planning an event-the taste, the look, the sound, the scent, and the touch-and throws in his own personal suggestions, favorite songs, cocktail recipes, and other handy ideas. He also includes plenty of "Tutera Tips" for invitations, entertainment, room transformation, decor, menu ideas, table settings, and floral arrangements. David Tutera is a highly regarded event planner and designer with many celebrity clients. However, as he demonstrates in this book, it doesn't take a lot of money and extravagance to throw an extraordinary party. With David Tutera's fresh, original twist on time-honored traditions, anyone can throw a fabulous-yet easy and affordable-party for any occasion.

About the Author

David Tutera is a contributing entertaining expert on ABC's The View, TBS's Movie and a Makeover, and The Wayne Brady Show. He has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, E!, and the Style Network. His work has also been featured in such publications as the New York Times, USA Today, the London Times, the Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Town & Country. Tutera lives in New York City and maintains offices in Manhattan and Mamoroneck, New York. His previous books are A Passion for Parties (Simon & Schuster) and America Entertains (STC).