Chef, caterer, and actor David Burtka knows that in a life full of obligations and commitments, choosing to create special gatherings to capture magical moments and bring our loved ones together at the table is more important than ever.
Life Is a Party is the intimate and fun look you’ve been waiting for into the lives of one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples. Chef and author David Burtka and husband Neil Patrick Harris share a love of entertaining and have become well-known for David’s epic gatherings. 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–from cozy Game Nights at home to elegant New Year’s fetes–complete with endless ways to mix and match dishes, create stunning decor, what to prep ahead, and how to get guests involved, that are sure to make every party a success.
David’s recipes are delicious twists on comfort classics like Corn Cakes with Bacon Jam, Red White and Blue Potato Salad, and Grilled Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies. You’ll want to celebrate everyday so you can try recipes like Mint Pesto Pasta 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, or just Sunday dinner, a breeze.