Make Your Own Party!

Detroit edge meets classically-trained know-how in Chef Kelli Lewton's latest book, Make Your Own Party. Chef Kelli will inspire you to MYO Party with her expert guidance, style and food concepts.

​With party themes like “Unicorns Trending,” “Boho Beach,” “Modern Pumpkin” and “Party Bling,” the suggestions in this guide are guaranteed to take your parties to the next level. Each chapter offers a party blueprint with tips from event designer Kevin Miller, a full menu and recipes. Use the plan in its entirety or take what inspires you. 

Make Your Own Party makes planning gatherings attainable and fun so that you can focus on the important stuff: gathering, celebrating and sharing time with your friends and family.

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The Basics


This is not your mother's party! Chef Kelli serves up clean design concepts with an edge such as Unicorns Trending, Oh Baby, Boho Beach and More!


Event planning 101 sytle guide plus 20 themed party blueprints complete with menu and recipes, full-color photos and more all by one of Detroit's most beloved culinary experts.


A portion of the proceeds from Make Your Own Party will be donated to Detroit Food Academy.


Look in the Book Launch Party

Please join us at the awaited MYO Party book release celebration as we raise much needed financial resources to aid in the mission of the Detroit Food Academy.

Launch MYO Party Book Release | Financial Drive for Detroit Food Academy
May 5th, 2022
6:00pm - 9:00pm

​The Whiskey Factory
1000 Maple St. | Detroit

​Your $60 ticket includes:
Early release copy of MYO Party ($35 value)
Donation to Detroit Food Academy
Food stations with drink samplings


Look Forward to interactive strolling stations from the book MYO Party to include “Game Night”, "South & West”, “Everything Charcuturie” with complimentary beverage pairings. These vivid and tasty food stations will be reenacted from the MYO Party plan that were shot at The Whiskey Factory (a modern day distillery set in a 100 year-old historic Detroit building). Please arrive thirsty to sip the celebrated craft cocktails The Whiskey Factory is famous for! (Cash bar)