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Life Is a Party: Deliciously Doable Recipes to Make Every Day a Celebration

David Burtka

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Elegant and delicious recipes as well as party planning tips from chef, actor, and husband of Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka

After years of acting, David Burtka decided to follow his passion and attend cooking school. As the chef and founder of the catering company Gourmet MD, he worked with clients like Katy Perry, Elton John, and Kelly Ripa, and loved bringing people together for social gatherings of all kinds.

LIFE IS A PARTY offers readers an intimate look inside the lives of one of Hollywood's most beloved couples. David and Neil share a love of entertaining and their celebrations have become (wait for it) legendary. And now David wants to share his go-to recipes, party themes, music lists, decor tips, and Pinterest-worthy spreads with all of us.

Whether your budget is minimal or unlimited, you'll be inspired by 100 fail-proof recipes inspired by seasonal ingredients. David also offers 16 party themes, complete with endless ways to mix and match dishes, create stunning decor, break out what to prep ahead, and how to get guests involved, that are sure to make every party a success.

Readers will feel inspired by David's twists on comfort classics like Mini Loaded Potato Skins, Red White and Blue Potato Salad, and Grilled Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies. You'll yearn for the next chance to celebrate so you can try recipes like Herbed Standing Rib Roast and Thyme and Gruyere Popovers. Plus, you'll find recipes for libations like Mojito Slushies and Charred Peach and Plum Sangria.

Speaking with authority and easy charm, David makes planning the perfect party seem like a breeze. And--even if you aren't planning your next fete--David's recipes are delicious enough that you'll want to add them to your weeknight rotation.

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