Book Review: Unleash your Inner Party Planner with Tori Spelling’s “CelabraTORI”

| 19 April , 2012 | Reply

If you love all things Martha Stewart you are going to love Tori Spelling’s new book “celebraTORI – Unleashing your inner party planner to entertain friends and family.” Bursting at the seams with advice on how to throw parties fit for Hollywood royalty without breaking the bank, Tori takes readers through the party-planning process from coming up with a theme to the personal finishing touches and everything in between.

Tori shares her secrets on how to throw an organic, inspiration-driven party including how to plan your guest list, set the date, plan and create your decor, flowers, food and drink with loads of ideas for finishing touches to give your party the “WOW’ factor. She also shares her most successful parties and train wrecks. Tori even has a suggested timeline on how the lead up to the party should flow:

  • 12.00pm – Best friends arrive to help move any furniture, set up floral arrangements
  • 1.00pm – Set up furniture and linens, set out food vessels and serviceware
  • 2.00pm – Set out signage, favours, other decor elements
  • 3.00pm – Prep hot foods and finish any other foods
  • 5.00pm – shower and dress
  • 6.45pm – Toss salad, heat hot foods, light candles
  • 7.00pm – Party

And she even admits it looks better than it is, she never ends up with time to shower!

Tori planned her very first party (her own roller skate themed birthday with a hot pink and turquoise colour scheme) at the age of eight and she shares images and stories from her amazing over the top childhood,  The styling in this book is just incredible and the sweets tables, OMG, absolutely amazing.  Tori teamed up with Jenny Keller from Jenny Cookies ( for the sweets tables and buying the book just for the photography alone is excuse enough.

Available now: Simon & Schuster RRP$29.99

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