Monday, November 3, 2014



Chances are, your viewers already have holiday plans on the horizon, and they are definitely starting to prepare for presents and party planning! When it comes to party planning and entertaining, David Tutera’s tips and tricks take the cake – he is an artistic visionary, and can show/tell/demo the best advice possible for making your holidays plans memorable.  

From start to finish, David will tell and demo his most creative (yet simple) tricks to bring a holiday party to life.

Tutera’s checklist will include:

  • Party Preparation – From defining a theme to creating a guest list, David will talk tips to help guide holiday preparation 
  • Managing the Menu – From appetizer selection, to the main course and a dessert buffet, David will offer his top tips on holiday dishes 
  • Finishing Touches – From last minute decorations to planning party favors, David will include all of the little details for a memorable event 

David Tutera is a leading entertaining expert hailed as an artistic visionary. His hit show “David Tutera: Unveiled” airs on WE TV. He is the author of seven books and has been featured on Oprah, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, E!, and the Style Network. In addition, People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Town & Country have all featured his work. Awarded by Life & Style magazine as the “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner,” David's impressive client list includes Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Vice President Gore at the White House, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci and The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites.


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