Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

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Hocus Pocus – Yumtastic!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Good Morning Darlings!

I love Halloween. Not only is the dressing up fun, but CANDY! And not only candy, but all kinds of adorable treats.

This past weekend we went to a Halloween Baby Shower for our friends Laura and Evan. That was a first. Tons of fun. Our fabulous friends, Paige and Alex dressed their 3 yr. old son, Lucien up as Michael Meyers. Which I thought was hilarious.

Here’s our photo together.

How awesome (and scary) is this little killer? I

How awesome (and scary) is this little killer? 

Are you looking for a new, easy, adorable recipe to feed your party guests? How about this Hocus Pocus inspired smores pop? The folks at Delish have got it going on.

I need these. Well, I don’t actually NEED them, but I sure would love to have one. 🙂

Love these!

Love these!

Let me know if you make them and how they turn out!


xoxo, Patti


Halloween Shenanigans!

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Good Morning Darlings!

How was your weekend? Did you go to all the parties? Eat all the candy? Me, too!

My sweet friend and neighbor, Stephanie threw a fab party so we could all stay in the neighborhood and out of traffic. It was the most fun. I dressed up as Stephen King’s Carrie. The stores were all completely out of fake blood, so I used beet juice. Mercifully, it washed off easily.


Caroline, Me, Stephanie

Caroline, Me, Stephanie

Eric is just a blur....

Eric is just a blur….

Melissa and Caroline. Melissa won the costume contest.

Melissa and Caroline. Melissa won the costume contest.

Stuart, Jay and Evan.

Stuart, Jay and Evan.

It was a perfect party! We danced and danced. Thank you, Stephanie!

Okay, everyone – it’s November. Time to start thinking about Thanksgiving!

xoxo, Patti

All I Hear Are Cricuts

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

No, I haven’t stopped using my spell check. The cricuts I’m talking about are not the creepy crawly kind, but those swanky little machines that allow you to blow everyone away with your creativity!

You have to see what they can do!

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Life has been whizzing by in a blur these days. Everyone is so busy. But we try to get together for dinner with a big group of friends to catch up – and that goes by too quickly, too.

What’s new with you, Darling?

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

It’s HERE! Happy Halloween! I love this holiday and tonight I will be wearing the third costume this week.

Eek! Come in!

Slacker Radio For Your Party

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

The other day I got an email from the lovely people at Slacker Radio. What’s Slacker Radio? Heck, I didn’t know either, but if you are planning party this weekend for Halloween or are just looking for inspiration as you sip a cocktail and climb into your costume, here you go.

Check it out!

FFF-Is Your Costume Ready?

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Are you ready for the parties? There is only one you should be going to tonight!

Where will you be this weekend?

Oooooh Spooky Times With Barry!

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

My friend, Barry, is always up to something cool. This time he is decking the halls for Halloween.

Lets check in with him!

Cocktail Round Up

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Lots of parties and fun events happening here in Atlanta, it’s almost too much to keep up with! Go, go, go!

Maybe I should just stop for a cocktail. What do you think?

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Pumpkin Carving Party – Guest Post!

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

My new friend, Amy, wrote and asked if she could be a guest blogger. Well, sure! Amy runs the website, Gay Dating Sites, whose philosophy is keeping my darlings safe when looking for fun friends. I like that.

Time to carve the pumpkins! Take it away, Amy!