Book Launch Party Recap & Photos

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Tossing major confetti over here! We had an absolutely wonderful launch party here for Pizzazzerie: Entertain In Style in Nashville at Draper James! My book photographer Evin Krehbiel, my Mom who wrote the book with me, and everyone who had a hand in this book are so thankful for the support we received last week! We were blown away, in fact, to see new friends, old friends, and everything in between.

Thank you to all of those that came, hugged, laughed, and loved with us! We felt your enthusiasm throughout. There is nothing better than enjoying a warm summer night with sparkling brut rosé, chocolate, mini treats, and good friends. It’s evident that entertaining is a passion that I share with many of you, and I loved hearing your stories of how you plan to use this book in your own life.


draper james store in nashville tnCourtney Whitmore posing for a picture stack of notepads Courtney Whitmore et al. posing for a photo Pizzazzerie Nashville Book Signing Party at Draper James

draper james storefront in nashville tn Courtney Whitmore et al. standing around a table A woman looking at the camera, with Draper James group of girls at draper james in nashville, tn stack of pizzazzerie books on a table stack of pizzazzerie books at a store Courtney Whitmore sitting at a table A group of people standing around a table

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Courtney Whitmore sitting on a table A group of people performing on a counter pizzazzerie: entertain in style cookbook A group of people standing in a room A group of people posing for the camera A group of people sitting at a table A woman standing in front of a group of people in a room, with Draper James sofia canned wine

pimento cheese party bites pizzazzerie cocktail shaker party favors stack of cocktail napkins with cheers on them A bunch of food on a table, with Party and Draper James mini pink glitter cupcakesCourtney Whitmore and Blakely Whitmore sitting at a table with cake

Do you see this gorgeous cake that matches the cover of my book? Oh my heavens, it’s stunning. Lizzie Davis of Copper Whisk Cakes (who made Blakely’s birthday cake) walked in and whispered that there was something for me over on the counter after the signing. Hold up – I said – let me see! My jaw dropped when I saw this beautiful cake, created to match the cover. Thank you Lizzie, it’s as delicious as it is pretty!

cake with buttercream flowers

Here’s a little video I created sharing some clips + photos from the night! Thanks to Luke Krehbiel for taking a video clip of the evening!



Thank you to everyone who helped make this night possible! Draper James | Francis Ford Coppola Winery | Lindt Chocolate | Evin Photography | Bethany Renee Photography | Jill Rigsby & Katie Higgs

If you missed us in Nashville, here are the upcoming book tour dates on our Facebook Page! We hope you’ll join us in Lexington, Dallas, Atlanta, or Houston!

Pizzazzerie Book Signings

We have also added an additional signing along with a styled demo in Franklin, TN at Bound Books on September 28th! We hope to see many of you there!

bound book signing pizzazzerie

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In The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook, Courtney Whitmore shares her party go-tos, over 75 delicious crowd-pleasing recipes. Featured as a must-have cookbook in Southern Living Magazine.


  1. The picture of you and Blakely is beyond adorable! She is the cutest! All looks like so much fun!

  2. What an amazing and bright looking party, I love it! I’ve also been loving the canned rose’s lately, I need to check that brand out!

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